Sunday, December 27, 2009


Welcome to my blog page, and coincidentally, my first blog post!

There is a phrase that many children (and some adults) hear on a regular basis when they're in school: "what do you want to be when you grow up?"

Well it has taken me many, many years to figure out the answer to that question. The answer ended up being: a registered nurse. I've worked for many places along this journey, the United Way, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a couple of swim schools, and now Kaiser Permanente: first as a unit assistant, and now as a nurse.

I know that I am very lucky to have a job in the current economy, let alone a job I enjoy, and I think about that every time I drive to work.

So now that I am out of school, and finally in a career that fits me perfectly, I am trying to get used to having actually answered that question and achieved my goal of becoming a nurse.

In order to fill the time that used to be filled up with school related things like class, clinical, homework, kvetching, and sleep, I have decided to start training for a triathlon. This should be quite interesting since I grew up as a swimmer who loathed her running shoes (well they were cross trainers, which might have been part of the problem). I love to swim and bike, and I will figure out the run thing. These three things: swim-bike-run, are what I plan to do to keep me active on my days off, otherwise I am pretty confident I would just putz around eating and playing on facebook. As I would rather not ever develop Type II Diabetes, I made a goal, hired a coach, and will begin training the beginning of January. My big race will be July 31st. A half Ironman in Sonoma.

This content of this blog will probably be devoted to my training for the most part. I will add little tidbits of work when I can do so and feel like I am not entering into a HIPPA violation! I am sure there will be some hockey stuff and dog stuff and who knows what else.

Hmm...that's all I got! Welcome!

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