Meet Me

Who is Nurse on the Run?

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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, which is where I currently work and am continually learning how to be a better nurse.  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.  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.

Let’s not dwell on work, however, because I’ve learned not to!

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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.  Many more marathons are on the calendar for me, so follow me as I try to run even faster!

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If you know me, you know I love to eat.  One of my dreams in life is to own a bakery, so I have to practice if I’m ever going to make that dream a reality!  However, I also have a degree in dietetics from the University of Maryland (GO TERPS!), so I have a healthy side to me too.  Check out my “Into My Kitchen” section, where I list my culinary adventures, both the healthy ones and the ones that satisfy my sweet teeth (since I have at least seven of them…).  They’re all tasty, so you won’t be disappointed!

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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, and this past year has taken me to Costa Rica (where I learned to surf!) and up and down the east coast visiting friends.  I’m hoping to make a few more international trips in the coming years, and I’m always looking for a travel buddy…send me a message if you’re interested!

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!