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Anxiety and Thankfulness

Anxiety and Thankfulness

Warning: this is a word vomit post. AKA I just wrote it with zero filter and editing. I’ll try to have it make sense… I’m writing this on Sunday afternoon with DREAD for this week. For a few reasons: Work Test Simulations. I have to go through mock code simulations to join my unit’s arrest team. I HATE simulations. Hate them. I’m not saying they aren’t useful or effective… ūüėČ But the level of¬†anxiety I have leading up to them…

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Half marathon training plan+current routine+goals

Half marathon training plan+current routine+goals

*Edit: So I kind of laughed yesterday when I went to edit this post because I had been typing it up for a week or so, and was SO pumped to dive into my workouts after my rest week. I woke up Monday morning to a phone call offering to be on-call at work. Obviously I said yes. And then realized I felt terrible. A blessing in disguise (Matthew 11:28), for sure. But getting a hard sweat in was NOT…

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What I gain from a deload week.

What I gain from a deload week.

#GAINZ. I do a lot of strength training now. And I feel like I always see the #gainz or ya know, #gains on Instagram. People are talking about the muscle. The increased speed. What they gain from a workout. Actually I¬†love that because for too long it was all about what we could¬†lose… However ‘gains’ can become obsessions way too quickly. And can be just as bad as loosing. So looking at the opposite side of things today….   What…

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Orangetheory + a Workout

Orangetheory + a Workout

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! Did everyone have a good Monday/weekend? I feel like I’ve been pretty lucky in having weekends off, so I’m mentally preparing myself to work the night shifts this weekend. Yikes. Last weekend I hung out with a friend and stared at my paper drafts for school all day Sunday and Monday. Blackboard was shut down all morning Monday so that was fantastic :D. However, I did start my Monday off on a positive note by attending…

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A long weekend and…a half marathon?

A long weekend and…a half marathon?

Edit: That awkward moment when you realize over 24 hours later that your post never posted. After staying up finishing the night before working¬†at the hospital. COOL.¬†   Hi hello howdyyyyy.   I write this post with a grateful (and stressed) heart! I think half of grad school is learning to structure your time. Especially when you work bizarre nurse schedules….*eye roll emoji*. Anyway, I didn’t seem to have any issues ignoring my homework this weekend which lead to 12…

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Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Happy…Tuesday? I swear I’ll get a day down for zee blog if it’s going to be 1x/week right now. Life is BUSY but all really, really good things! I’m still trying to figure out what balance means for this season ūüėČ and still wanting to blog. I’ve been building this list for a while now and we¬†are half way through October (what the what) and everything so I guess it’s appropriate to post now… Fall Bucket List 1. Go hiking….

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Running tips for your casual runner.

Running tips for your casual runner.

Hey friends! How’s it going? If you can’t tell I’m on the blogger struggle BUS. But, I’m adapting. Learning. Staying busy! As I’ve mentioned before, I used to be a pretty avid runner. Nowadays, I love love love high intensity circuits and strength training. I went two solid years without running and have recently enjoyed sprinkling it back in! Especially now with school only leaving me about 20-30 minutes to break a sweat. I love that I can just add…

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Why Family Nurse Practioner?

Why Family Nurse Practioner?

  Last Fall, I jumped, kind of randomly, at the opportunity to apply for graduate school. When I graduated with my bachelors degree, I was fairly certain I would want to go back to school for some sort of graduate nursing. My first two years as a nurse, the thoughts of being a CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) or CNL (Clinical Nurse Leader) came to mind. My first job as a nurse, I worked on a unit with a CNS and…

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August lessons and September goals!

August lessons and September goals!

New month, new reflections and new goals! Just, ya know, 8 days into the month. But hey, never a bad time to reflect, no? AUGUST August goals: review My August goals, in summary, were to pray more, to reflect, sit down and write goals, get organized, blog research, and running.  1.Prayer: Still working on prayer. It’s easy to cry out to Jesus when you need something. I’m constantly working on being more intentional and quiet.  2.Blog research: I did do a lot of this! And I’m LOVING…

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My Favorite Way to Strength Train + A Workout

My Favorite Way to Strength Train + A Workout

Trainer Tuesday? Instead of workout Wednesday. Whatever clever name fits the bill…I’ll go with it. I’m still playing around with a new blog schedule. (link). I think I’m getting the hang of school? It’s a tad weird to be in non-sciency courses (you can be in grad school and still say stuff like that, right?). And talking about health policy kind of makes my brain explode….but I’ll get there. Today I wanted to talk about my¬†favorite way to strength train….

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