Ah, it’s a good day! I have a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal and good cup of coffee next to me.
It. Was. A. Day.
With 2 outpatient dietitians off, I took more than a “full schedule.” I took on 4 one-on-one patients and 2 diabetes classes. It would have been fine had I not found myself surrounded by 14 charts at 4:10. Literally surrounded. Charts in folders, charts in my “mailbox, loose charts on my desk.
I could have started tackling the charting earlier but I had to discuss patient concerns with a nurse. I physically assessed something during an appointment and alerted an issue.
Had I managed to not eat lunch, I would have had more charting time. Who would have taken over the entire break room though?
Happens every time. Make way for my lunch!
I held myself together to get all of the charting done. I had to ask a nurse once, “What did so-and-so patient look like…?” You typically need a good visual of a patient to do quality charting. I left work at nearly 6! I walked to my lonely car in the parking lot with blurry vision. Too much charting for my eyes.
I was slightly on the fence about doing my 3 mile run (taper time!). It was dark and I was tired from power charting. I decided it would be most beneficial to my sanity to do the run. It was a good decision. The run was quite possibly the best run of my life!
My legs just went at it! I have interval running to thank for my pace!
Running stats: 3 miles 24:08 8’02″!!
I finished the run with less tension than I left work with. Saved by running again.
No time for showering, I stretched and headed over to Aaron for dinner and the debate. I am feeling old since I wanted to watching the VP debate. Aaron served me pasta with a tomato sauce and vegetables.
I appreciated Paul Ryan’s advocacy for hydration! Joe Biden also showed friendly that this campaign season has needed when he affectionately used the term “my friend.” Good times.