Hello! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
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.
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:
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.
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.