The Tale of the Ends

In one final ritual of the holiday season, I took down the Christmas tree today. It’s January 7th, 2022, as I begin writing this. It’s such a mundane task, and it seems like it always goes quicker than putting it up. I like to listen to music while I do this. It’s a task IContinue reading “The Tale of the Ends”

Is it over yet?

My last post was about some of the good of 2021 for me: the fact that running continued, and that racing in person kind of returned. I managed to achieve some unexpected goals as well. But this post is not about the happy. It’s about the exhaustion. If you want to sum up the culminationContinue reading “Is it over yet?”

I finally got my booster…

Timing my third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was tricky. I needed my flu vaccine by the end of October as a requirement for work, and that took priority. And I needed to space out vaccines to accommodate my race schedule, as I ran my virtual marathon the weekend before Halloween, and coached the RichmondContinue reading “I finally got my booster…”

The Sandwich Generation

One of the classes I took in undergrad as part of my base curriculum for my masters program in physical therapy was lifespan and developmental psychology. I actually enjoyed this class, and have laughed a bit as I recognized my children or myself in the various stages of life about which we learned.  And nowContinue reading “The Sandwich Generation”

Here we go again…

Well, I knew it was coming. I just really wish it hadn’t. As I predicted, we are back to wearing N95 masks all day in patient care areas in my hospital. Sigh. The main difference this time is that we actually have adequate PPE to protect everyone. Gone are the days of recycling N95 masks,Continue reading “Here we go again…”

Numbers don’t lie…

I think this little honeymoon phase with Covid is about to be over. I’ve felt relatively safe since being fully vaccinated, but now as restrictions are lifted, I find myself increasingly nervous that I’m around others who aren’t honest about their vaccination status. Who thought the honor system would work, anyway?  My hospital system stayedContinue reading “Numbers don’t lie…”

Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first

First of all, I am incredibly grateful and lucky to have received the Pfizer vaccine. I’m also incredibly fortunate that the company I work for had the resources, knowledge, and structure to implement a successful vaccination plan for its employees.  For those of us who have received the vaccine, most are in direct contact withContinue reading “Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first”

My take on COVID-19

The question has officially been asked of healthcare providers: do you want to be included in the first round of vaccinations? At one time, I thought this day would never come. I’m actually surprised that the therapy staff were included in the first go-round, but pleased. That being said, I will get the vaccine eventually,Continue reading “My take on COVID-19”

When Life Feels Like a Merry-go-round…

I was hoping to share a race recap from coaching the Richmond Marathon with my training team from Sunday, however, life had other plans for me. My Saturday began with a face to wall meeting… as in, I had a spell of vertigo reaching for my towel and fell into it. Not a great wayContinue reading “When Life Feels Like a Merry-go-round…”