Good Stuff

Hello! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Our friend is back!

I’ve got some good news to share today! I passed the RRCA exam and got CPR & First Aid certified this week, so I am officially a certified coach. I’m pretty stoked about that!

I had to attend an in-person, hands-on CPR class, which was interesting. I definitely learned a lot, and I am glad that I was basically forced to do this. I was never a lifeguard or anything like that and Daniel can tell you, I tend to stay as far away as possible from anything remotely related to the medical field. Let’s just say that I was very unaware and uneducated prior to the class. Now I at least feel like I could do chest compressions reasonably well and hopefully keep someone alive until the paramedics arrive.

Side note: I’ve heard that they typically teach you to do compressions (100 – 120 per minute) to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive,” but in our class the song that was used was “Another One Bites the Dust.” Isn’t that just wrong?! Haha.

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Kind of creepy …

More really good news is that Dr. Justin “released” me from the plantar fasciitis treatment that I have been getting once a week for what feels like several months. I have nothing to gauge the severity of mine verses someone else’s, but I’m fairly sure I had a pretty bad case of it.

I was able to continue to train throughout the treatment and it still got better! It took a little while, but that’s to be expected when you are dealing with an issue as stubborn as plantar fasciitis (and even more expected when you are dealing with a runner as stubborn as me). I am so thankful to be able to run and walk without pain!

Speaking of running without pain, here is what my running has looked like this week:

Monday: Off
Tuesday: Easy 8 + Easy 6
Wednesday: 10 miles with 10 X 30 second pickups + Easy 5 w/ Rebecca and Lizzie that evening
Thursday: Easy 5
Friday: Easy 6

I’m so excited to have an extra long weekend without any major plans to speak of. I am off work today and Monday. Today I have been reading, blogging, hanging out with Brookser and I got to have lunch with Daniel. I was going to apologize for the lack of makeup and the unfixed hair in the picture below, but that is pretty much what I look like 99% of the time … so no apologies. It is what it is.

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What are your Memorial Day weekend plans?

I’ve got a brisk paced run and a long run on tap this weekend and we are going to a crawfish boil tomorrow, but other than that we don’t have much going on and I’m not sad about it.

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