About time for an update.
Not too much going on in reality.
I found myself after the Marathon to be really tired and possibly a little sad. I was never sure if I was experiencing Post-Race depression, or just actually tired. Even today, almost one month later, I did not set an alarm and found myself waking up at 7:30 rather than the usual 4:30. So I assume I am tired. Of course, being tired, can also be a sign of depression…so who knows.
I actually feel pretty good. This week I have logged more miles than I have in about a month. The running is not easy but, it’s coming a long. I rather strongly regret that I am running a half marathon next weekend. I picked the race originally because I wanted to be sure not to have Post-Race Depression! But having not done a Marathon, I really had no idea how I would recover. Soooo, I will be somehow completing the Half next weekend. I just want to finish it, I have no time goal in mind at all…
Work has been horrific again. We have been really crowded with patients. I cam in one day and found Medical Surgical patients in hospital beds, holding in the hallways. Lately we have been treating a lot of our patients in the hallways, while the admitted patients stayed in our rooms. Well on that day we ran out of rooms. Really amazing. As you can imagine, no one is really happy about this situation. Luckily by the next day, at least the admitted pts were all tucked into rooms again…Working under these conditions, may be part of why I feel so tired all the time as well. But work is going along well, despite our space challenges. I seem to be getting along well with most people, and continue to like working there. But I can not wait for summer, so that we have hot weather and those pesky sick snowbirds can go be sick in Ohio or Michigan or wherever else they come from.
I have finally started to do a tiny small bit of weight training again I do hope that will help improve my running. I know it won’t hurt it!
I am not extremely motivated with this, but I just keep doing it.
A man that I work with Brian, needs a Bone Marrow transplant. I’m making plans to go get my blood HLA typed to see if I am a match. i’d be delighted to be his match. Sadly, his insurance will not pay for the donor’s surgery, so we are trying to raise money for this. A family member set up an account at a place called “chipin” and have raised about 100.00 so far. I am a little frustrated as I am unsure about how to go about raising money for this. I hope I am his match because then there would be no issues with transporting a donor to Florida etc. I am not so thrilled that the insurance doesn’t cover it. I mean…it covers the transplant, but not getting the transplant materials out of the donor…hmmm.
So thats been on my mind a lot.
Not much else though.. so I shall stop this blathering now!