Week 5: Couch to 5K

It started out with a crazy, gusty, driving rain run. Tarah and I went to Discovery Park late last Sunday despite the weather. We smooshed and sloshed over the mostly dirt trails. And although we only went about 2 miles, there was a lot of hill-work that just killed my lungs and my butt. It…

Week 4: Couch to 5K

What a week! Ups, downs, sunshine, snow. Wait what? Yep, this rainy city actually got snow for once. And by once I mean for one day. And I mean just an inch or so but snow does cause some mass confusion. It also makes running a bit challenging.  So much for using my new shoes…

Week Three: Couch to 5K

I think this wogging (Walk + Jog) thing is getting easier. No kidding. I still look ridiculously pained when doing it and I don’t enjoy it, but it’s easier somehow. I worked Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday this week so my workouts had to work around that. Sunday was kind of a breakthrough. I was scheduled to…

My City Has Gone Crazy

“Sea–HAWKS! Sea–HAWKS! Sea–HAWKS!” That’s all I hear. Blue and lime green. That’s all I see. The Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl and this city has gone wild. The celebration parade was today and my trip downtown took nearly twice as long as it usually does in morning rush. It was stop and go from the…

Week Two: Couch to 5K

This week started…wrong… On Sunday I needed to walk 3-5 miles. I also was the sole parental unit in charge of my step-girls that day. I thought I’d combine my walk with my girls which seems pretty practical, right? Well…I hadn’t thought about how infrequently we do physically demanding things. I hadn’t thought that my…

5K–What Did I Agree To??

Okay, I’ve been away a while. Sorry. I just haven’t felt like writing. Or doing photography. Or much of anything. Yep, the Seattle winter blahs have struck again. But my friend asked last week if I’d join her in running a 5K in March and my efforts to train my very out-of-shape body have humored me…

Adventures in Nursing: Flashbacks and Bad Backs

When they tell you there are many specialties in medicine, it’s true. I’m an oncology nurse. I take care of people with cancer. I know very little about laboring mothers or tracheostomies or cardiac stents. That shift I was on an orthopedic floor for only the second time in my nursing career. I was out of…