Friday, May 15, 2015

School Starts.

Trail run on the Bonneville Shoreline.

I am feeling a bit panicky as this is my last official weekend before I embark on a three-year, year-round journey to complete my Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner program in Mental Health. I am about to be a student again! And after an almost 8-year break from reading and studying and powerpoint-making, I feel as though it will be a major shock to my system.

We all know how already spread thin I feel lately.

I had a moment this morning where I felt tears spring to my eyes as I thought about how I will ever balance my role as both a mom and a wife, a full-time nurse in the ER and a graduate student for a very demanding program all while continuing to consistently work out and maintain my friendships. I know it will take some time to adjust to what will be our new-normal for the next few years and hopefully my two prerequisite classes that begin Monday will help to jog my memory on how to be a student once again.

I'm interested to see if my type-A student habits remain intact.

Happy Weekend! What are your plans? Happy hour at Finca this afternoon and then I am going to the opening night of the ballet with friends. Work and school prep for the remainder of the weekend!

Weekly Workouts: Monday - CrossFit! Tempo front squats: 4-3-2-3-4-8 (105lbs), then Randy: 75 power snatches (65lbs). Tuesday - CrossFit! Shoulder press: 8-6-6-10 (103lbs) + 90-degree bent over rows (103lbs). Then partner WOD 21-15-9 of deadlifts + chest-to-bar 145lbs/red band (partner holds static hold of bar at waist or static hang while the partner works), my grip was toast after! Wednesday - Rest day! Thursday - Trail run! 4.1 miles/38 min/747 ft elev gain. Friday - Road bike ride! Emigration Canyon. 15.3 miles/56 min/1,318 ft elev gain.


  1. It's going to be hard, but with your family's support you can do it!
    The ballet sounds like fun. I'm going camping & at 7:23am today it's -1C. It will be freezing!

  2. You are such a smart cookie! Take a deep breath, relax.... and hang on for the ride. xo

  3. Beautiful pictures as always Bri! I am excited for you and your new adventures. Deep breath and dive in. It will be worth all the craziness in teh end.


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