Last taper run: check!
I almost didn’t make it to the start since I slept 6 minutes after my alarm. By that point, my alarm stopping ringing and was vibrating. Not sure what was going on.
Thirty minute tempo run was on deck. I decided to split it into 7.5/15/7.5 minute intervals. During the easy intevals, my legs definitely took it easy. They’re not crazy about early morning runs. They only got the memo during the “red line” tempo interval.
I ran for a total of 3.6 miles. Garmin said my pace averaged to 8’22″.
It was an enjoyable morning.
Rowers were out on the river. Something is so peaceful about seeing them glide through the calm, morning waters. Even on the Rock River (ew).
Time is slipping away quickly this morning, but I’m sitting down to eat breakfast.
Strong coffee and a super thick smoothie topped with sunflower butter. Between sips and bites, I’ve been texting with my mom about Milwaukee Rock n Sole Half Marathon plans in June. Sounds like it might be a girls weekend!
I sat down for lunch after a Spanish-speaking patient diabetes appointment.
I jazzed up a sweet potato with butter, goat cheese, and cashews. I like having sweet potatoes on hand for easy work lunches when I don’t have any dinner leftovers to pack. On the side was leftover roasted fennel. I could eat roasted fennel at every lunch and dinner.
Something to chew on-patients who have a barrier. A barrier can include hearing or seeing problems, different language, cognitive disability, etc. It’s so important to remember that all these patients need the same treatment that “normal” patients recieve. It could be so easy to take short cuts with a Spanish speaking patient. An explanation could seem too lengthy or time is tight due to interpreting.
As a clinician, you must give the same care and treatment to all patients. Yes, you must adjust but not give them a further disadvantage. Be clever and create ways to extract information quicker, to cut out unneccessary words, use different techniques that result in the same benefit and explanation, etc.
Just imagine yourself in Japan with the sight of only 1 eye trying to learn about your own health treatment. Treat them the way that you’d want to be cared for.