5-Points Friday

A Collab Teaser and Taking Walks, 5-Points Friday

5-Points Friday is a new series I’m doing to wrap up a week’s worth of lessons learned, healthy snacks, and little bursts of what I’m up to. It’s also a progress report of how I’m becoming a top contender for PT school. Enjoy!

 PT observation hours update —

I just finished volunteering at an awesome outpatient clinic called Rehab Authority. I learned a TON (separate post coming soon!) and I am so thankful for the time I got to spend there and the people I met there.

The next clinic I’m going to is something totally different than I’ve ever observed. So far I have volunteered in inpatient acute PT, and outpatient orthopedic PT, so this will be way more specialized. It is a pediatric clinic. This was my first week: VERY different, and I can’t wait to go back! (more to come!)

tweet that caught my attention —

This popped up on my Twitter feed and caught my attention because I have been taking walks almost everyday after work. My boyfriend and I are busy during the week so even though we live together it seems like we don’t get a lot of the quality time that we used to get. I have felt so lucky taking walks and catching up in the evenings, especially with the happy sunshine-y weather we’ve been having here in North Dakota :))

article I’m obsessing over —

I subscribe to a couple different emails from physical therapists so that I can keep up with what they’re working on, and so I can better understand what the career path of a PT could look like.

Plus, it’s an easy way to learn more about PT and new projects/research going on in the profession. One of my favorites is from Dr. Ben Fung and his UpDoc Media blog posts.

The name of this article is, Getting Communities to Care About Physical Therapy [Fresh Perspectives]. It is written by Dr. Ben Fung and Joe Lipsky, a current PT student.

Here’s a paragraph straight from the article that’ll give you a good idea of what it’s all about:

“For years now, I’ve been advocating for physical therapists to be a champion within their communities, starting from K-12… not to be a practicing clinician paid for by schools. No! DONATING our time, our care, our expertise, and being open with our relationships… that we may be a present and meaningful resource to the people immediately around us. Not just now, but an entire generation and generations to follow. – Dr. Ben Fung

instagram post I loved —

Mia’s instagram is totally motivating & inspiring, just like her snap stories! She is not only a blogger, but also a nurse, spin instructor, mother, aaand full-time snap pro (her snap = swimspinruneat). She has her full day on her stories and she has like 5 workouts a day! I’m like well jeeze, I can def get ONE work out in if Mia just did her 12th work out of the day. Also, she will prob make you crave an iced coffee because she has a couple of those a day too! I love her fun spirit and her positive outlook on life :))

new project I’m working on —

I’m beyond excited to begin working on something I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I talked to my friend Samantha from Braidologie about it, and she has been hanging on to a great idea too. We talked for like 2 minutes & came up with something that I can’t stop thinking about!

I love when something grabs me like this and I can’t get it out of my head. I got the same feeling after observing a physical therapist for the first time, and I got the same feeling when starting my blog.  I can’t tell you what it is just yet, but it has something to do with pre-PT students (students like me trying to get into PT school)…

What are you excited about right now?
What projects are you working on or want to be working on?

I play all day on Snap & Twitter!
Come say hi :))

TWITTER: @ptcontender
SNAPCHAT: ptcontender

18 thoughts on “A Collab Teaser and Taking Walks, 5-Points Friday

  1. ALL THE FEELS ❤ bring on the good tears 😉 You are soooooo sweet!! Sooooo glad we connected with blogging and snapchat. I look forward to your posts and snap stories all the time! Love the pic about your brain before and after taking a walk. I can totally relate, I don't take many walks but I know when I don't work out I feel sluggish and blah. Seriously though, you made my day girl (I also cracked up bc I had an iced coffee delivery from my coworker while I was reading your post haha).

    1. Aww thank you, Mia! I’m glad we connected too :)) And yeah, the brain scans made me realize that maybe I should get up and walk around before I take a quiz or something to possibly help me since more areas of my brain are lit up! Also, that’s hilarious about the iced coffee delivery loll

    1. Right?! I know what you mean because it has such a huge effect on me when I take a break from being active or exercising, and also a huge effect when I consistently exercise :)) and thank you — I’m having fun writing that post!

    1. Hi & thank you! I had never heard of those blogs before, so I visited them after you mentioned them and they are awesome so thank you! And yeah, it is very round up-like. I just started doing the series on Fridays to help with consistency and updates in my life :))

      1. Oh gosh, what a great question. I’m not really sure! I was thinking of maybe doing some sort of series on “past, present, future” — looking back at past memories, things I’m doing now to be healthy, and goals for the future.

  2. Hi Jess!
    I love evening walks :). My bf and I go for walks nearly every evening too and it feels like the perfect combination of exercise and bonding time. Right now I am super excited about the fact that I worked out every day this week and I have finally started adding in some plyo exercises. Thanks again for sharing some of your favorite workouts with me <3 I probably won't run for another month because I want to make sure that I have had enough time to recover.
    I am also starting to get excited about school starting this fall. I think I am going to do the 16 credit program that covers biology, chemistry, and geology. It is a year long program that is basically the gateway to upper division classes at my college.
    I know that it will be a stretch for me because I am not good at chemistry and haven't studied math in years, but I would rather do it now then wait another year… Initially, I was just going to take more basic classes to prepare me for this program, but I think I can afford to push myself a little more now 🙂
    Have an amazing week! And keep up the wonderful posts!!!

    <3 Alana xoxoxo

    1. Yesss!! I am excited that you’ve worked out every day too! And adding plyo is a big deal because those are so tiring! Nice job :))

      And that year long program sounds challenging, and also like you will be able to build a strong foundation in science. When I went back to college, one thing that helped me ( and still helps me actually ) is Khan Academy and YouTube videos. There are professors on YouTube who work out chemistry/physics/basic math problems from beginning to finish. It seriously saved me in Chem 2 and Physics 1. Hope you get to enjoy the last bit of summer before your semester starts :))
      Thanks, Alana <3

      1. Hi Jess!
        Thanks so much! I think that our correspondence has inspired me in so many ways. When you sent me your emails with encouragement, workouts, and kind words I felt so encouraged and inspired to be more consistent.
        I love your writing style and I always learn something new every time I visit your blog!
        Thanks for the study tips! I hope you will enjoy your summer too, Jess!
        Thanks for being an ongoing inspiration!!!

        ❤ Alana

leave a comment