Oh Friday’s how I love them….
THis was great at work because I figured out how to do ALL of the statistical analysis that my one project required. WHEE! Plus, luckily it worked in my favor. Our research did come out with a good p-value so it can be considered statistically significant.
Anyway, I am a total Geek/Nerd, but I love doing statistical analysis. I am also especially gratified when all the work we did (abstracting data from over 1000 charts) came out as relevant and indeed significant. I can use the data on Monday, which is when that presentation is due. But I digress.
We also got over 100 flu vaccines given to people who need them, so that was a complete joy.
I dislike flu vaccination season greatly. People feel super strongly and do a lot of refusal, and whining. Frankly, after doing a large amount of research, I have concluded that the flu vaccine is valuable, and can help keep people healthy. So getting over 100 done in a few days was awesome. It totally helped as I need to try to get about 900 people vaccinated.
Anyway, I have been feeling a little glum lately, so getting some good stuff done at work really did cheer me up. I just hope my Glum-ness didn’t really spread out over to anyone else.
After work I had to do a bit of a run, and because we were having a pretty bad storm, I went ahead and did it on the treadmill. I’m ok with getting wet, but there was frequent lightning.
Run went OK. I felt OK. My left hip flexor is a bit sore probably from yesterdays adventures. So I just dialed up a slow pace and went with it. I had the best help ever with Dorothy Norwood…
Shake, shake Shake, Shake the devil off…
I then did a trying weights work out. It is amazing to me how much the speed workout seems to take out of me. As I was doing squats and lunges….my quads were feeling very lactic-acidy…just tired out. I did do the weights workout and thought about how much the strength meant to my running each time I wanted to quit.
I am very curious to see how things go over the weekend. I feel so much stronger than last year, and I feel better focused.
But it can all change in an instance. I bashed my ankle on a chair two days ago, really hurt. Waiting to see how things go…so far it has not been an issue…but….
I have a race in October- the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon. Hoping for a small PR….we’ll see. Also hoping for Cooler weather. Also since some local girls have signed up for this one, I am kind of hoping to do quite well, but it’s sandwiched between two long runs, and the marathon is the goal….so we’ll see, in about 50 days.