Some days, I wish I had an office job where I could walk into work in a cute skirt and blouse, coffee in hand, hair done, makeup on, knowing exactly when I was going to take my lunch break, when I had my first meeting of the day, and maybe even when I could pee.
That is not my job.
I typically arrive at work with a coffee that rarely gets finished until 1am, my hair half-wet, and I don’t bother wearing makeup, since I’ll probably sweat it off anyway. I don’t usually get to pee until six hours in, and well, let’s be honest, I take a nap on my lunch break, usually around 3:00 a.m.
I am an ICU nurse. I work from the time most people are finishing up dinner to the time they leave for work. And running helps me cope with the stresses of my job so much better.