Time to check in with the goals I set for myself in January!
February is a short month, though this year, it is one day longer. Still…lots seemed to go on during the month.
Certified Emergency Nurse Exam. Oh yes. That. Well. I am still an uncertified Emergency Nurse. (should this alarm anyone, MOST nurses are uncertified, it is not a requirement, just a perk.) I have been thinking about it more. And I think I will have enough money in March to pay for the outrageous registration. It’s not an easy test, perhaps like this woman it will test my Nursing knowledge and “me as a woman” Though I know some Men who have taken the exam, so I think it will just test knowledge…
Running: I do want to have a PR in every distance I run. February was Good for that. I ran a PR in the 5K. Sadly after that my coach vetoed any more racing until my Half Marathon. I have my Half Marathon this Sunday. I hope to have a PR there, but it’s a much longer distance and so it’s a bit iffy. I’ve had some great training runs, and some less than good ones. Most likely I will run a PR, and then like the 5K PR I will be annoyed because it will not be my “goal time”. I am shooting for about a 10-11 minute PR, which given race day pressure, and the intense pressure I feel in this “Return to running” race…may be too much. Running in general is going well. It looks as if I will also PR in the 10K at the end of March.
Perfect attendance at work: I have had Perfect attendance at work for January and February. I have not always been perfectly pleasant, but…I have been there physically. Pleased about this. It’s a silly goal, but achieving it makes me happy!
Walking the dog more! I have been walking the dog. I have not walked him quite as well in February as in January, mostly due to feeling tired from the longer training runs. I added in some basic grooming- he is a bear to groom. and did manage to wash him and cut out any matting today. SO he is still getting more attention than last year. I did see one whole flea during our bath, so he is going to have to go back on Comfortis, tomorrow when we hit the vet.
I don’t see it as goals listed but I did do a few other things in February that I think are worth mentioning.
I lost 10 pounds. I still have about 10 more to lose but…that 10 had been hanging around for so long, I never thought I would see it go.
I was discharged from the Surgeon “forever”. I only have to go back if I have a problem!
I’m really looking forward to March! Good thing too, because it is tomorrow!