Waaaaay behind on personals, with little chance of catching up.
mel~Loved reading about your tri-spectating experience. FWIW, it's pretty unusual for a tri to have separate transition areas. Not unheard of, but you don't see it much. Honestly, unless the race was just plain awesome, I probably wouldn't sign up for a race with separate T1/T2 just because of the inconvenience! Also, not super weird for the bike portion to be on a major road...all of the Boulder series races I've done, including the Boulder 70.3, have a portion on US 36, which is a super busy road, especially on a summer weekend since it's the main route to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Oh, and I've done a ton of races where there were other cyclists out on the course, so don't worry about that! The Boulder races, since that's a popular bike route, and lots of times, just people out training or spectating on their bike. In fact, during the Boulder 70.3 last year, I got absolutely smoked by Chrissie Wellington (riding leisurely, in jean shorts, no less) on her way to the race to spectate/cheer!
penelope~GREAT race, especially given all your issues! Can you imagine how fast you'd be if you weren't stopping to stretch?!
It's finally the weekend for me!
Well, kind of anyway, since all school requirements are done until Friday. Which is good, since I haven't worked out since my abbreviated run on Friday. The nanny was supposed to watch DS for me so I could go get a run in yesterday morning, but after I froze my patootie off at the Rockies game Friday night, complete with drizzle and snow, that I would just cancel her since the weather was supposed to be horrible yesterday. Go figure, I woke up to sunshine and birds singing.
Oh well, DS was feeling a little off, so we snuggled on the couch all morning, so it wasn't a complete waste...
My day was SO not what I thought it would be. I took three patients today, for the first time, and I was a little scared. Well, I ended up being less busy than I was last week with only two patients! One of the three was discharged by 10am, one was pretty independent, and the other was VERY low maintenance medically (but was on suicide watch...sad, but interesting) and slept the whole afternoon. My nurse was nice, and fine, but I kind of got the impression that one of the reasons she wanted a student was so she didn't have to do as much work.
I do appreciate the fact that she trusted me enough to pretty much let me do my thing (she's worked every week I've been there, so it's not like she didn't have any previous knowledge of me), but it was slightly weird to be set loose, so to speak. At least I feel like I'm getting *closer* to being ready to be a "real" nurse.