Under My Skin, Literally

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Every Friday morning this semester, I’ve had lab for Self-Care. The purpose of the class is to teach phuture pharmacists how to consult patients on OTC products as well as to become competent at blood pressure reading. This past Friday, however, was a bit different. Lab was separated into different stations, and one of the stations was giving subcutaneous injections. Making a long story short, I injected 1mL of normal saline into my abdomen. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m A Swimmer, Again!

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Last weekend, myself and the rest of the Butler Swim Club competed at the IU Swim Club Hoosier Classic Invite. Wow, that’s a mouthful. It was an absolute blast. Other than my high school alumni meet, I had not competed since first semester of my sophomore year.

Anyway, it felt great to get back in the water and race other college swimmers. The competition was not quite as grueling as it was at NCAA meets, but I was still very proud of my second place finishes in the 200 free and 500 free, and our second place 200 free relay finish. My times weren’t lifetime bests, but for my first college meet in over 2 years, they weren’t too shabby. My 200 time was 1:56.40 and my 500 was 5:24.40. Perhaps most surprising to me was my relay split of 23.80. That time certainly is not impressively fast, but for a distance swimmer it is something to smile about.

At the meet, it was proposed that we have swim club record times for each event, and that they be posted online. I agreed with the suggestion and several days later, redesigned the swim club site from the ground up. I’m quite happy by how it turned out.

At any rate, I’m a swimmer again and am enjoying every moment of it!

Swimming Success – 200,000 yards complete

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Back in late August, when I moved back to college, I started swimming again.  At the time, I set a goal of swimming 100,000 yards before the end of the year.  About half-way through the semester, I hit 100,000 yards and knew I had to set a new goal to push towards.  Naturally, I just doubled my previous goal.

This morning, I finally crossed the 200,000 yard stretch at my brother’s high school swim practice.  The actual total is 202,150 yards, or about 114.86 miles.  Not too shabby for a guy who hasn’t swam since first semester of his sophomore year.  The 10,000 yard workout on Wednesday morning was an eye opener… although it wasn’t until Thursday morning that I knew why.  I basically felt like I got hit by a train when I woke up (nothing 2 ibuprofen couldn’t fix).

What does the future hold?  Perhaps some more swimming and swim meets before long.

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