Happy Friday, readers!! Less happy for me since I have to work all weekend, but it’ll be worth it because Tuesday morning I’ll be done with work and headed to SEATTLE for the Hood to Coast fun to begin! It feels like just yesterday I was making my video entry and subsequently being picked, and I’m so excited for it to finally be here! Many exciting things have been happening lately, so let’s revisit the “it’s friday…i’m in love” segment of Nurse on the Run and see what I’m in love with this week.
The NUUN Hood to Coast teams are running under the blanket name of “Afternuun Delight,” and my team is TEAM NIGHT. While brainstorming decorations and themes, we came up with “Team Night Light” and are wearing all sorts of bright colors. I’m not the flashiest runner, but I know that Target has plenty of bright colored sports bras, so I took a trip up to Harlem (don’t tell my dad, ha) and purchased the above sports bras. I haven’t run shirtless yet this year (until today when I took the highlighter yellow for a test run…), and my abs aren’t quite what they used to be, but I’m excited to glow in the night!
i’m not going to be homeless
I’ve been doing the NYC apartment search for about a month now, and I’m way too excited about the fact that I found an apartment! In case you don’t know, the NYC market is ridiculous and the way that you have to find an apartment is really annoying. You basically have to use a broker, and the brokers charge fees (generally 15% of your rent for the YEAR, aka $$$$)…and the brokers are basically showing you apartments that you found online. Plus you usually need to look only a couple weeks before you move, and the owners are currently jacking their prices so it’s not the best time to rent.
HOWEVER. After talking to multiple brokers, seeing nearly 15-20 apartments, wanting one apartment but finding out it was taken, deciding to live with a new roommate only find that the guy is staying in his room, wanting another apartment but another guy took it the second I left…….I finally got an apartment. It’s a studio only a few blocks from where I currently live. It’s not huge. The kitchen is small. Closet space isn’t the best. But the location is quite nice (two blocks from the UES Bears bar…), it’s a fifth floor apartment with an elevator, and laundry is in the basement. No door man, but the dry cleaners next door accept packages.
And the best thing? IT’S MINE ALL MINE. I am SO excited to live by myself. Now I just need to buy a couch, and let’s not mention how I’m actually going to be homeless for a few days. Details. Life is good.
I CAN RUN AGAIN I CAN RUN AGAIN
My back feels amaaaaaaazing. Amazing. Phenomenal. So good. High fives for everyone. While I won’t say that I’m in the clear and 100% better, I’m excited that not every step is spent worrying about whether or not there will be pain in my back. I’m not afraid to ask someone to go running. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m spending more and more time researching future marathons. I even ran along the West Side Highway today, which was the site of my last round of pain. I made it there and back. It was nice. My legs are sore, my back is not. So happy.
sleeping at night
Last night was the first solid sleep I’ve gotten in about two weeks. For some reason, I’ve been doing this whole “only sleep for three hours at a time” thing which is just about as exciting as it sounds. Yesterday was a schedule flip day, and since I only sleep for three hours at a time anyway, I got up around noon after work…then passed out at 11:30pm and slept until about 7:30 this morning. You have no idea what a luxury it is to sleep at night…and sleep through the whole night. HOORAY.
In this spirit of HOOD TO COAST being next week, I’m doing a NUUN giveaway! Gotta share the nuun love, right? I’ve sent nuun to a few random people before, but the stakes are higher this time…WATER BOTTLES are involved!
Basically, if you win, I’ll send you a fabulous nuun water bottle (I always have one with me…) and some nuun so you can try it out for yourself!
1) Visit the nuun website and tell me what flavor you’d like to try OR tell me what your favorite flavor nuun currently is!
2) In the spirit of Hood to Coast, leave you best relay tip OR if you haven’t run a relay, what relay would you like to run?
Entry will be open until 8am on Tuesday, August 21st (aka when I get off from work!), and I’ll pick a winner before I head off to Seattle!