Who is Nurse on the Run?
Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Susan, and while I’m originally from Chicago, I’m currently a nurse who lives in the city that never sleeps…New York City! I moved here in September 2010 after I accepted a position on a burn unit, and I worked there until early 2017. Prior to living in NYC, I lived in a small town in Pennsylvania where I worked at a community hospital doing pretty much any and all types of medical/surgical nursing. In 2016, I started a nurse anesthesia program in NYC, and I look forward to graduating in 2018 and taking this next step in my career. If you are a seasoned nurse, a new nurse, nursing student, or are thinking about becoming a nurse, hopefully you can learn from or relate to some of my experiences. Please feel free to reach out if you want to chat about nursing!
My main passion in life is running, as you can tell by the main content of this blog! You can read about my running story and then catch up with the rest of my running tale by reading my posts. I have multiple race reports written which go into great detail (really, more than you probably want to know!) about my races, most of which are marathons. I am proud to say that I’ve both qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon, which is a dream for many runners. I’ve dabbled in triathlon and completed one 70.3 race. I have Ironman dreams, although not sure when I’ll fulfill that dream – running will always have my heart. In August 2016, I had arthroscopic surgery on both hips to repair labral tears and impingements. The road to recovery was long, but I’m so glad I had surgery.
Another exciting part of my life is traveling! While I always love a trip back home to Chicago to visit my friends and family, I also enjoy exploring other parts of the world. I’ve been to Europe multiple times, Costa Rica (where I learned to surf!), up and down the east coast visiting friends, Africa (Namibia, Kenya, and Ethiopia), and Asia (Vietnam and South Korea). I love traveling and seeing the world, and can’t wait to check more countries off my list.
One of the best parts about this blog is all the people I’ve met through it. I moved to New York City not knowing a single person except people I’ve “met” through blogging! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if you’re in NYC (or live here!) and want to meet or go for a run. I’m quieter in person than you may think after reading the blog, but I promise we’ll have a good time!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you stick around…and maybe even comment now and then, as I love hearing from readers! Feel free to stop by any time and live my journey through life with me!