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My Last Day of LPN School!

Today was my last day of nursing school!

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PAAAAAARTYYYY

 

I was announced the class speaker, so I officially have to come up with a speech for graduation…

And I’m still waiting to see if I am valedictorian. It will be close, I think. Super close. Upset stomach close………. ugh…………. I got way too many 100’s on tests throughout the year to NOT get it. We will see….

I think my new-found allergies have been kicking my butt while running. What’s today… Friday, so…. Wednesday I went for a run and was able to make it a lap without feeling like my heart was going to explode out my chest cavity. Yay. I really need to start running every day, waking up early, staying up late… I need to just do it…..

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I’m off for the next month! (Till the 24th, so almost 3 weeks.)

I WILL RUN EVERYDAY. I have a half marathon I’m eyeballing in December, and I sure as shit won’t make it pinning motivational quotes about running….

I need to get my brain back into the swing of things. I deserve an hour of do whatever I want to do (i.e running) every day. 

 

 

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Congratulations to my Grandaddy!!!!!!!!!

First, I want to congratulate my Grandaddy for graduating today with his Bachelors of Political Science from Duke University, at 80 years of age!!! This degree was 60 years in the making! Don’t EVER sell yourself short- you truly can do ANYTHING if you put your mind to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am sorry I was not there to celebrate with him! 

Check this video out of him- it is soooo cool!!!!!!! (it’s only 2 min long, check it out!)

Duke’s Most Senior Senior

 

Okay, enough gushing over him 😀

Oh man this week is going to FLY.

I am going to be hard pressed to get some working out in over the next few days… I am jumping through my final flaming hoops for nursing school and begin my preceptorship at 3am tonight (!!!!!!!) at one of the local area hospitals. They put in 3a-3p shifts there. What was I thinking!??? Hey, it’s only for 4 days, I can do 4 days!!! (Mon and Tue are back to back, then I don’t do another one till next Sun, then the following Tue) 

I can do that!

I totally had a gorge fest day yesterday and paid for it all day today pooping my brains out.

You’re welcome for sharing.

 

Just a reminder as to why I shouldn’t do that. Ever.

Ever. Again.

Anyway this was kind of a pointless post, I’m off to bed because I have to get up at 1:30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH

 

Oh, Happy Mother’s Day to all! I got breakfast and a dozen roses!!!

And Payton made me a beach paper weight with seashells and beach glass 🙂

Sweet. He wrote out on a piece of paper….

My mom is like a prenses (at first I thought he’d written penis)

She is like a raenbeau

She has long brown hair and brown eyes and we like to go swimming together.

Best Mother’s Day EVER!

Excuses Are Not Welcome Anymore

I am tired of excuses. I make them all the time. I hear other people make them. I’m just tired of them.

 

FROM HERE ON, I WILL NOT MAKE EXCUSES

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And that goes for not just running or fitness, it goes for life in general.

I’m too lazy to go down the stairs to the basement sometimes, so I just drop whatever it may be into the laundry shoot.

I let items accumulate next to the upstairs steps so I don’t have to make so many trips.

What.

The.

Fuck.

No more of that.

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I have a babysitting snafu for tomorrow (Which really really really gets my blood boiling. You wanna talk angry???? You wanna talk crazy???? I GOT YOUR CRAZY) and have to scramble to find a replacement pronto so I can get my Nursing School pictures done.

Ok.

I’ve had the FLU for the past two days and still did what I needed to do. I’m talking nausea whenever I’m vertical. Poop. Ooodles of poop. Fever. Chills. Did I mention the poop?

But I still worked, and did the whole mom thing, and wife thing, and housework thing.

breathe in…………… breathe out………….

I need to channel the frustration I’m feeling and direct it back into myself, in the form of this challenge-

I will Imagine my future self getting mad at me for the excuses I’m pulling today. This rage, this frustration and DISAPPOINTMENT over some lame excuse, over the easy road….

Now I will stop making excuses and just do what needs to be done.

It’s called life, boys and girls.

Nothing worth doing comes easy,

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

WELL PUT TEDDY!!!

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NO

MORE

EXCUSES

Run For Those Who Can’t

I have about 5 loads of laundry on my bed right now to fold and put away. They stand between me and sleep. But instead I type.

I am Sarah, a twenty-something year old LPN student ready to change my life for the better. As a soon-to-be Public Health Figure, I need to examine some aspects of my lifestyle and make healthier choices to get in shape, both inside and out, to serve as a positive role model to others.

(And I can’t wait for my husband to go all Animaniacs on me….)animaniacs-hello-nurse-150x150

I’ve taken care of a lot of people in my short healthcare career, many with debilitating diseases. I think of how they depend on me for everything, even something as simple as moving around in bed. I’ve gotten so lazy that I have a pile of stuff next to the hallway leading upstairs and when it gets too obnoxiously in the way I trudge my fat ass up the 15 or so steps to put the belongings where they belong. Embarrassing, I know, given many of my patients would give anything to stand, or walk, let alone graciously climb a full flight of stairs.

So, I run for those who can’t.

I’m making a list of all the runs and walks supporting various diseases, pledging to help raise awareness while I exercise my body. If you are interested, here are some links to their events. Find an event in your area and run in honor of someone who can’t!

ALS Walk

Multiple Sclerosis 

March of Dimes 

Muscular Dystrophy

Breast Cancer

Alzheimer’s Association 

Cystic Fibrosis

These are races or walks I have researched so far. If anyone has other organizations they would like me to add, please let me know!

Has anyone participated in any of these events? Please share your motivating stories!

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