Friday, June 17, 2011

The crazies that happen.....

Ok, so people are weird... and there's one in the ER that's a little odd. I was walking through and he gets all excited and starts saying 2.46 over and over again. Oh, and he was doing it with his fingers too...which made him look even weirder. I probably looked at him with the blankest stare and kept asking, "what?" It took awhile but as I was walking away, I realized he was talking about a drunk. Like I really care, dude! ;) Ok, so I've met weirder people, but he is somewhat of an odd cookie. :)
I'm almost finished with my last few hours of the week and I'm watching baseball................ wow, seriously? Actually, I just looked up and realized it was on. I'm not really a huge fan of baseball. I find it rather boring... but I find golf boring too, so maybe it's just me. ;-) lol
I worked a 24 hour shift on Wednesday and had a fairly decent day. 2 calls, 3 patients, all transported. Not bad really... During the morning part of our shift one of the cops came over to our base and asked if we would do a standby for them sometime after 9 that night. They were going to make an arrest and there was a possibility somebody could get shot. We got to our staging area at 9:30 and proceeded to wait about an hour. Talk about the most boring thing ever. So, it's probably around 10:30 that this creepy looking guy walks in front of the ambulance. And I of course thought: "Man, I wouldn't want to be out walking on the dark streets with him around." So, I'm watching him (mostly because there really wasn't anything else to watch), and see him walk into the parking lot across the street from us. Then out of nowhere 6 or so cops come pulling in. I thought for sure the creepo was actually the bad guy, but turns out he was just an undercover cop. Which is still pretty cool. He had me totally fooled. :) Anyway, their all standing around talking not seeming to pay any attention. Then you watch as the totally calm scene turns chaotic. One guy goes running down the street (he could really run...I was impressed ;), while the rest of the cops jump in the cars and go screeching to a couple houses down where a car had just pulled out of a driveway. Two people were arrested from the vehicle and another one taken from the house. It seriously was the coolest thing ever! We never see anything when we're staging for a call like that and usually just get told over the radio that we can leave. I wish I could've videotaped it as it was awesome to watch these guys work. :) That was my excitement for Wednesday. Not every day is like that though, and today's shift has been a little boring.
Well, I'm tired, my relief should be here eventually, so... I'm going to get off. :) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 13, 2011

We finished!

 Before our run... it's still early in the morning. I'm not sure how awake I was then. :)

 Well, I'm still alive even though it took me over a week to post after the race. :) I had post race syndrome cause I missed it so much... it was a very emotional time for me. Lots and lots of crying...... lol! ok, so totally lied there. =D I was extremely happy and relieved to be done with the race. Talk about a difficult race! I again thought I wasn't going to make it. I did about the same time as last year, maybe even a couple seconds slower, so I was a little bummed about that. I did feel really sick after the race. I think most of it was due to my heart rate staying too high and not coming down quick enough. After I started to feel a little better we got pictures and walked back to our hotel. lol, that was a long walk... at least for me anyway. My hip was sore and I was starting to feel stiff. I called myself the 80 y/o lady. :) It was a good weekend though, and I loved just spending time with my mom, sisters, and nieces. :)

 Over 7600 people were running that day... that's a lot!

 Getting ready to cross the line! Talk about a total relief to see the finish line up ahead. :)

 And Hannah makes it too! The girls didn't see mom cross and so never got a picture of her.

 We did it and we're still able to smile! ;)

 Our medals!

 Walking back to the hotel... I can't believe Hannah was able to push the stroller with the girls. I was still feeling somewhat dead. :)

 Getting ready to leave the hotel! We look pretty good, wouldn't you say? ;)

There has been talk of a November race that we may do... but nothing's definite yet. No hills and cold. That's one incentive to do it. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Race weekend! :)

Wow, has it really been almost a month since I posted last?! What a failure, right? At least I'm posting now though :) Work has been good as always and nothing really new about that. Kayla came up to spend the week with me and we had an awesome time! I wish she could just move up to Columbia and go to school there. :) We could have fun times whenever we wanted, Kayla! :D We explored new areas, stuffed ourselves with food, tried on ridiculous dresses, laughed a  ton, and had some really good talks while walking around. I still had to work my 40 hours and it was a bummer when Kayla was unable to ride along with me. She would've really loved it and I'm sure not been grossed out by anything. :)

So, our big race is Saturday at 7 am. Starting to be a little freaked out about it, but also really excited! It'll be like a mini vacation :D Mom, Hannah, and I are all running the race and we're really hoping it's not as hot as they say it's going to be.  Kayla and Adalie are coming along too to watch Abigail and Bethany while the race is going on and so it's gonna be an awesome time! Ok, so the more I talk about it the more excited I get. lol, as long as I don't think too much about the race then I do okay. :) Last year's goal was to make it to the end. This year, it's make it to the end and try to improve my time. Pretty sure I'll just be happy to cross the finish line though. :)
Anyway, I think I'm gonna get ready for bed. :) I only had 3 hours of sleep last night and it'll be an early morning tomorrow. G'night all, and Lord willing, I'll post after  our race. :)