So here I am... I'm just waiting for my uncle and his kids to get home, so I could use their car (since ours was sold weeks ago), and head to Clark Parade Grounds and go for a run. Yes, I've been into running since over a month ago. And I've been quite addicted to it ever since. Henryx and I have already joined 3 fun runs since our first one last May 10. Too bad there aren't any more scheduled in the next weeks/months. Anyway, I don't just run for just weight loss, I do it for my health. Because I've noticed that I easily get tired after running (at work), or after I climb a flight of stairs. What I like about running/jogging, is that it takes my mind off things. When I run, my only concern is how far I've gone (in terms of the color blocks at CDC Parade Grounds). Things that stress me out are flooded by the desire to run as farther and faster as I can.
What has happened over the last 2 years? Quite a lot, actually. I got hired as a staff nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center and got assigned in my favorite area: Operating Room. I've travelled a few times, tried different things (wakeboarding, biking) and a lot more.
But the most major thing that happened in my life? Well, not just in my life -- in my family's life..... My Auntie Donna suffered cardiac arrest June of last year. It was a traumatic incident for me, because I was there when it happened. Sometimes, I get anxious when I think about it, especially when you see similar incidents at work or on TV shows/movies. Fortunately, she was revived. But now, she's bedridden. She wakes up every now and then, but she is not conscious or aware of the things around her. It's depressing, because we know that she doesn't want to be in this state. But we just can't let go of her. We're just thankful that her condition is stable right now. Our only wish is that she recovers soon, and that we'd be able to talk to her again. Even if we have to take care of her for the rest of our lives. Right now, we have private nurses taking care of her. I used to have my duty as one of her private nurses. I have my duty at home, when it's my day-off from work. But I asked my mom a couple of months ago if I can stop having my duty, because I've been physically, emotionally, and mentally drained from everything. I go to work 5 times a week. And depending on what my shift is, I drive my mom to work (3-11pm shift) and I go straight to her office after my 7am-3pm duties. When I have graveyard shift, I drive her to work when I get home in the morning, and pick her up at 5 or 6pm. Then I'm off to work (11pm-7am). In between, I buy medicines, help my mom with her errands, etc... See, I've got a lot of things going on; even some things that I can't share here.
So, my uncle just got home with the kids. And I might just be able to go to Clark. I've been stressed lately (especially toxic duties at the OR), and a run would be really helpful right now. I'll try to share photos next time. Bye for now!