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December 3, 2008

Workin the steps

Filed under: running,things that happen at the Hospital,workin outtt — by heatherdc @ 11:12 pm

After a weekend of traveling, followed by a week off, and more traveling, I’ve been prettyyy lazy lately. Which is just fine by me, but I do get pretty restless. Jack was a good sport and took a walk with me on the one day it was nice and sunny outside. But other than that, nothin.

It’s a fine line to mess with, there’s the phrase “If you don’t use it, you lose it”. Which is way too true for running. I’ve definitely taken more than week off, with zero desire to run the last few days (browsing target is far more entertaining). My legs had something to say about this…

One of the things I love about workin around the hospital is just that. You’re always around the hospital. Not in an office all day, not just sitting alllll day. Usually I’m working in specific areas, so I’m focused on one or two floors for the week. Keeping it simple.

Now, I’m getting into “Staff Relief”, meaning I help out each of the Dietitians, taking a few of their patients for the day. So I’m alllll over. I see patients on every floor. I hate taking elevators, because if somebody is on it with you….ehhh,  awkward. Plus we usually have to wait so long before one opens up that I could’ve easily been up the stairs already.

Tuesday was my first day back, and I walked those crazy stairs more times than I can remember. And on Wednesday? My legs were sore. And I was like umm, seriously?! Wow.

Either I’m completely out of shape from two weeks away from the treadmill, or those stairs are doin some crazy things. Or both. But who can complain about a workout at work?? Not me. That’s more time to sit on my couch, computer in lap, reading what you people had to say all day!



  1. I’ve lost my drive too! I can not get myself out the door to go for a run. I blame it on the holiday season – it just seems more important to bake cookies or wrap presents.

    Comment by Megkathleen — December 4, 2008 @ 7:41 pm |Reply

  2. Ugh! That happened to me over Thanksgiving. Monday was the only day I worked out last week and so.. this Monday was a killer for me. I am still trying to get back into my “gaaaarooove”. I was due to run today and decided to toss my idea to run on the treadmill out the window and come home and run. Well, by the time I got home, it was dark… cold.. and well.. cold. I still did it though.. but I didn’t like it 😉

    Comment by Jen — December 4, 2008 @ 10:23 pm |Reply

  3. I know the feeling. The elevator in my building went down about 2 months ago, so we’ve been taking the steps. I’ve gotten used to them by now, but wow did my legs and butt hurt after those first few days!!

    Comment by mebeingrandom — December 5, 2008 @ 11:50 am |Reply

  4. I hate that about exercising. I’ll do really well like for two weeks and be motivated but as soon as I take a break, I’m not motivated anymore at all. Even if I take a day off, I don’t want to go the next day. Maybe someday it’ll just be a habit and not something I have to do.

    Comment by Playful Professional — December 7, 2008 @ 5:59 pm |Reply

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