From poopy cramps.
Yep. As I mentioned here, I've had a run in with runner's trots. It's only happened a few times, that one being the first, but I quickly realized it happened when I ate something and then ran. Now, not everyone needs to run on an empty stomach and I'm sure having some fuel before a run can be great, just not for me. The other day the weather was amazingly gorgeous - cool, sunny, and breezy - and the Nugget was in school so I decided to go for a run.
Bad idea. In my head, I planned to do a 5k, on my Nike app I set it for 2 miles, in reality, this is what I got:
1 mile and what appears to be a crap face. Ha! The worst part is was I still had to walk the mile back to my house. I've learned that slow and steady will ease up the urge for me, so off I walked home. I'm hoping to get another run in soon but the weather has been rainy lately. Hubs did fix the treadmill, so I guess that's an option, just not one I love.
In other new - a nursing school update!
So I never made a formal nursing school update, so here it goes. Last December my financial aid ran out. I had petitioned previously and it was on a semester-by-semester basis. They decided no more and we simply didn't have the funds to cover it. Not to mention, I wasn't sure an RN degree was exactly the right path for me given my personal values. I went into nursing school hoping to help moms and educate them about their choices. Sadly and as expected, it's doctors rules in the medical world and many things were done and told to patients that violated what I felt to be morally right. Not to mention plenty of research showing that certain things were wrong (for example, a mother asking an OB if it was ok for her to be on hands and knees to push and OB told her no, the best position was to be on her back - LIES!).
It was just hard for me to swallow a lot of things in my OB rotation. I asked nurses about some of the things, and they expressed their frustration but inability to really do anything. It made me hesitant, so the lack of financial aid seemed like a sign.
I recently had dinner with my nurse friend, Barbara, and she informed me I may be able to sit for the LPN exam with the nursing education I had received. I did a little research, a lot of work, and some serious emailing, and I'm happy to say I received approval from my nursing program to sit for the exam. Now I've just gotta wait for approval from the FL Board of Nursing and then I'll be doing some serious studying.
I will admit, I've had some desire to work lately, and while it's certainly not what I was expecting, I'm looking forward to the ability to hopefully work someday and see what happens from there with my nursing career.