Just for fun, I’ve written the following post in a narrative fashion which is similar to those which I write all day long for work. I hope you will find it entertaining…
This spontaneous report received from a nurse, reporting on herself, describes a 43 year old female subject who experienced euphoria and a sense of accomplishment after a tempo running. Medical history included seasonal allergies, borderline hypertension, and grief-related symptoms following the loss of her husband. Concomitant medications included a frequently forgotten multivitamin NOS (not otherwise specified).
On 15 September 2009 at 12 pm, the subject initiated a 5-6 mile tempo run for the indication of marathon training with the goal of Boston Qualification. On the same day, approximately 30-40 minutes into the run, she experienced a feeling of euphoria and a sense of accomplishment. At approximately 1 pm, the run was discontinued and the event of euphoria resolved within the hour (exact time not reported). As of 18 September 2009, the event of feeling a sense of accomplishment was ongoing. The reporting healthcare provider (nurse) considered the events related to running. The nurse was planning to rechallenge (reintroducing running to see if the events returned) however, this had not occurred at the time of the report.
Further information has been requested.
haha…love it. i remember having to write after action reports when i was in the service that were similar to this. only, instead of “patient” we had to use “snm”, said name marine.
that right there is skillz :-)
This is interesting, mostly because it explains why you blog. You’re a great writer, but you have to write all day in a dispassionate, clinical way. It’s amazing how the euphoric experience of a great run can be reduced to nothing but words. (Of course we can read between the lines.)
Happy for your run :)
Debbie J-R says
Two syllables: AWESOME!!
Finding someone to pick up YaYa for me (which allowed me to go for a run at lunch) may also have had something to do with it.
Perfect! Loved reading it.
Vince A. says
Concomitant I I’llhave to look that one up. Looks like the patient was cleared for return to run…
Karen in Calgary says
It kind of reminds me of what police officers sound like when we hear them on the news. It’s interesting to see what you do all day, and way to go on the run! but glad you don’t blog like that all the time.