Week 12 training was a pull back week! I like those. A trail run, a trip home to the DC area, my friend’s bridal shower, and a visit to my mom’s new home. And 28 miles for the week.
Sunday: Rest. I’ve been really happy with the two days a week of no running/exercise. Work at night.
Monday: 9 mile long trail run. Yay for running on single track and getting some elevation training in my legs.
I wanted to go for 11 miles but it started to thunder and that’s usually my cue to sprint home/to the car. So in essence, I’m probably at greater risk for hurtling headfirst into the bottom of a gully than getting hit by lightening.
Thirty minutes later when I was at the grocery store, it was hailing:
The hail was larger in nearby areas, and destroyed cars and roofs and trees.
Tuesday: 7 miles. Work at night.
Wednesday: Gym for the stair stepper and weights. Work at night.
As a float nurse in my hospital, I am sometimes floated to a “behavior attendant” position since fun fact: there is a large shortage of nursing assistants. A behavior attendant (BA) is assigned to a patient that is either impulsive or at risk for harming themselves or others. So some brain-injured patients have BAs because they try to pull out their trachs or their G-tubes – which can kill them, or because they are constantly trying to get out of their bed or chair and are at high risk for falling. Some of these impulsive patients are appropriate to stay in Posey beds, akin to a soft-sided cage:
Thursday: 6 miles. Work at night.
Friday: 6 miles on the treadmill at my friend’s gym.
I woke up at 4:45 AM after a satisfying 3.5 hours of sleep. Drove to the airport and flew to DC. Metro’ed to my friend’s condo. I ate lunch at Sweetgreen, the salad’s answer to fast casual. Featuring walls of locally grown, organic greens and the sleek modern aesthetic of bamboo and stainless steel and exposed ceilings. Enough visual stimuli to convince me that by paying $9 for a salad, I could be healthier and slightly more awesome than when I entered. The spicy sabzi salad was pretty delicious.
I dropped my stuff off at her place and since she was still working from home, I went up to her condo’s gym to run 6 miles on the treadmill.
My friend has a hedgehog and he is REALLY CUTE but also sharp:
Later we went to dinner with my friend’s husband-to-be at Marble + Rye.
Saturday: Rest day! Prepping for the bridal shower in the morning, then bridal shower in the afternoon.
I went back to my mom’s new apartment, about 1.5 hours west in the rolling hills of Virginia.
Freakonomics “In Praise of Maintenance” – “Because there’s not only a need but a certain nobility in taking care of what you’ve already created.”
Listening: OAR’s Live on Red Rocks. Lots of college-time music lately.
Meal: The bridal shower food, all of it. My friend’s mom is a really good cook.
Have a good week!