I am really feeling it today. My legs were pushed yesterday and are needing some lovin’.
I passed up a morning run because I had an 8 am patient and didn’t want to push it getting to work in time after running. It was a bummer when the patient didn’t show up! No problem, I was able to run after work.
A 40 minute tempo run was on the training plan. I got out there shortly after arriving home before I could even create a game plan for this run. How many minutes did I want to go full throttle at? I decided I’d do 10-15-10 minutes worth of a tempo style run. The first 5 minutes of the full throttle didn’t seem to be getting the right amount of energy so I tacked on an extra 5 minutes of that session.
Such a good run! I am starting to see major improvement in my running (knock on wood).
Running stats: 40:02 8’34″ 4.66 miles
To back track to my working time, my day was steadily busy. With the exception of my first patient, everyone showed up! Lots of diabetes chit chat was going on (what’s new though?)
When you are educating people about anything, you’ll do really with some while others have a more difficult time grasping the message. It’s all in approach. The sooner you learn that it’s just the way educating goes, the better off you will be. You just need to know when the patient is understanding the information and adjust.
I had a patient who was at their 3rd diabetes appointment who had been seeing another dietitian. I quickly realized carb counting wasn’t going well. I did a quick unannounced pop quiz and assessed I needed to re-teach carb counting. After doing so the patient stated my style of teaching was much more helpful than her original teaching. And you know what? This problems happens in the opposite manner with patients learning more from the other dietitian. It happens. You just assess and adjust!
Tuesday brought our RD meeting. What do we talk about at these things? Everything that is going on with the hospital and how it affects us; changes we need to make in how we work (today was baby formulary change); scheduling; innovations; etc.
Highlight of the day: doing my annual self-evaluation. I hate this. I really do. It makes me so uncomfortable.
I really don’t know how other girls do it when they’re boyfriend/husband never help with the cooking. It is a lot of work if it’s all on one person and it’s bonding time! Some of my favorite moments of my night is when Aaron and I are in the kitchen together.
I opted for a vegetable and cheese quinoa casserole. Their was a minor problem when I realized that I bought buttermilk rather than plain milk. After a few minutes I realized I had condensed milk in my pantry. It made the dish all the richer!
Crystal hot sauce completed the dish! This dinner was delicious but also so fitting for fall.
I wasn’t very hungry for dinner because running suppresses my appetite for the next meal. Does this happen to anyone else?
And does anyone else come home to humorous shenanigans?