Morning! I’m so glad that my mornings are back to involving stove-top oatmeal. It’s simply a bowl of comfort!
By looking at my patient schedule I thought my day would run smoothly with plenty of time to get all of my work done and to even catch up on some work! I started with patients right away at 8 am and was sailing through the day. I even found some chocolates in the break room.
I was ready for a soft center but nearly broke a tooth!
While I was catching up on charting, my boss suddenly appeared with a pumpkin spice English muffin for me!
She had called my office phone on Monday to tell me about it. I wasn’t expecting a sample though. She rocks!
I got a little surprise at 1 when I heard talk about a “talk.” Um, what’s going on? Where am I supposed to be? Nephrology talk? Awesome!
A nephrologist came to talk about fluid and electrolytes. A few dietitians from another hospital even joined the talk that had been invited. The talk was very informative and sort of eye opening. The biggest message that I took away was that most patients are ok with getting more water. He talked a lot about intracelluar, extracelluar fluid throughout the body; and volume versus hydration status of patients. The interesting discussion that patients know when they need more water would solve most water restrictions but it’s an issue when the patient is NPO for a surgery or dysphagia.
Enough kidney talk. We spent over an hour with the nephrologist. We appreciate his insight and sharing of knowledge so much. It took a good chunk of our day away so we had some work to do afterwards. I had to do all of my charting at the end of my day. My original schedule was deceiving!
Time to run! I knew I was in for it. A 10 x 400 run was in store for me. This run consists of running 1/4 mile (my Nike app announces 1/4 miles rather than 400 meters) easily and then 1/4 mile spring. My training schedule calls for a 5K pace but I sprint. Meh.
Running stats 5 miles 42:45 8’30″ pace varied from 7’14″ to 10’07″
It was so windy out. It seemed that the wind changed direction a few times until the final stretched home. I fount the wind as best as I could.
I clearly fought with grace and beauty.
After the intense workout I started on dinner which I started over a month ago. I had stashed a sauce in the freezer that I only needed to add black beans and corn to and heat up. The taco pie came out quicker than the vegetables.
I’m not sure what happened, but this broccoli was insanely good! Otherwise dinner was taco pie topped with avocado and hot sauce. This is one of my favorite meals. It makes for great leftovers, too.
Aaron brought over a pumpkin beer.
I took one sip and had enough. Pumpkin beers are too spice-y for me. One sip and I’m done.
The best part of the night came when I woke up (like waking up for the day), wandered into the living room to find Aaron wide awake, and I asked why he was still up. He knew what was going on. He quickly said, “Molly, it’s not morning.” I glanced at the clock. It was 11:55 pm. Woops!
The sun is up now, I know it’s really morning!