About Ruth Pouchie

http://runningnurse.com

A Registered Nurse with a running problem. I love running, and would like to see about 100,000 nurses/health professionals run a marathon to promote nurse health. Would love to see more nurses engaged in fitness/health/wellness (self care) and thriving.

Posts by Ruth Pouchie:

Cassava:  A tasty good pick for carbohydrate option

Cassava: A tasty good pick for carbohydrate option

Cassava, yuca, tapioca, or Manihot esculenta (Scientific name), is a perennial starch (carbohydrate) rich root or tuber grown in many tropical regions such as South and Central America, Africa, and Pacific islands.  I found it growing all over Fiji when I ran there last year.  It is also prevalent here in Honduras where I’ve been(…)

The Reconnection (part 2)

The Reconnection (part 2)

About the reconnection of my 4th metatarsal bone?  Well, “Thickened cortical bone and collar still healing.  Wear boot!” is that I got from the podiatrist two weeks ago.  “Give yourself a chance to completely heal,” he communicated to me.  And that’s what I’ve been doing. Yesterday, I had an X-ray in the ED at the(…)

The Reconnection (Part 1)

The Reconnection (Part 1)

“If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar. “— Richard P. Feynman Leaving the door ajar is exactly what we do as children.  It is not until the boogie man approaches with a weird wand in his hand to cloud our(…)

Running With Protandim

Running With Protandim

I’m always looking to share a few running tips with you.   Before I share this news with you, I need to let you know I am a distributor for this product, but I make no claim as to what it can do for you.  Also, I’m not trying to make a sale on you,(…)

Rebirth:  The End of Serving Death (Initiation)

Rebirth: The End of Serving Death (Initiation)

It is with great effort I tried to stay West, and make my bed in the light of the setting sun.  What has been my inspiration?  An illusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow–something that could never be enough to settle the soul.  And then I had a broken sole.  Thrice. Besides,(…)

My Year 2013 In Review

My Year 2013 In Review

On August 27, 2011 I started blogging on the prevention of chronic diseases.  I do it because I love writing (A friend of mine called it “Rambling Musings of a Health Addict.”  She forgot to add “runner” in the mix.) and sharing what little I’ve learned about running, health, and the prevention of chronic illnesses. (…)

“Are You Losing Your Fire?”

“Are You Losing Your Fire?”

Who are you?  Who am I? What is left after the roles we usually adopt and identify with (i.e. I’m a nurse, wife, father, Christian, Buddhist, runner, supervisor, American, scientist, etc?) is dimming and falling at the wayside?  Well, oftentimes we find ourselves wallowing in ash dust, and with wrinkly, torn sackcloth thrown lightly on(…)