bec~Yes, what Jess said. Sure, I'm going crazy, but that's because I'm in an accelerated program, and not just that, but also a top-15-in-the-country program. It's not nearly as intense for the traditional program people, and I really think our program is kind of crazy-hard. Which is good, in a way, but just realize that most programs are not nearly as intense as mine. You should at least look into programs around you, maybe call and talk to an admissions counselor. You would definitely need to take some pre-reqs (and possibly some pre-reqs for your pre-reqs since you have a BFA and likely not much science background), but I think you would be a great nurse! From what I'm hearing, though, I would definitely pursue a BSN as opposed to an associates degree program. Sure, you end up with an RN at the end of both, but apparently things are moving towards a lot of hospitals wanting BSNs when they hire.
Well, today has been better. Of course, it couldn't have gotten much worse, could it?
I got my run in this morning, on not much sleep, and very tired legs, but it's done. XH dropped DS (and the hamster! I KNEW I was going to end up with the darn thing at some point!
) and we had to go to the grocery store and do some baking. We're going to a party tonight, and when I asked DS yesterday what we should take, he said cake. Um, ok. Fine. I suggested lemon or something with berries. He says: lime. Um, ok. I found a recipe on smitten kitchen for lime yogurt with blackberry sauce, although DS vetoed the blackberries and insisted on strawberries instead. Hopefully, it's good! The batter was pretty tasty...
rr~I had 12 on the schedule for today. Rock star friend Sonja sent an email out to the group earlier in the week for a 90 minute "social" run. I promptly emailed her to ask exactly HOW social it was going to be.
She said I'd be fine, so that was my plan. I got there early and ran 3 by myself, and then met up with Sonja for the 90 minute run. It ended up being just the two of us, and it was great to get to catch up with her. I haven't gotten to spend much time with her in MONTHS, and certainly not any one-on-one time. She was awesome, and even though my legs were shot and I was struggling just to try to go 10:30 pace, she never said boo and acted like it was just a normal run for her. Of course, we got back to the cars, and I still had .8ish to go to get my 12 in. I was soooo tempted to just bag it and go home, but I forced myself to go back out and finish it up. I'm calling it a semi-brick, with a 12 hour transition.
Oh, and she forbid me to run 14 next weekend like I was planning.
I'm under strict orders to run no more than 8, or she's going to come beat me with a stick. She insisted I'll be fine to jump up to 16 two weeks after the 70.3, but that I really need to taper at least a little bit for the 70.3. Yes, ma'am.
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