Thursday, August 07, 2008

not the best system

today i have to:

• get to work at 5:30 to round on 4 patients
• sign out my pre-round data and hand off my notes to another resident at 7:15 so that they can present on rounds (and presumably get yelled at, because how are they really going to know the patient in depth?)
• leave at 7:30 to drive to clinic
• see clinic patients until noon
• drive back to hospital to finish out the afternoon in the ICU, adding yet another handoff back to me before i sign out again at 5.




run: i did manage to get my run in post-call. there are always a few seconds after waking up (i usually set my alarm for about 4 hours of sleep, so 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm) when the 'id' side of my brain tries to tell the rest of it that the most pleasant thing to do would be to just sleep until the next morning. but i've done that before, and actually it isn't all that it's cracked up to be -- you wake up dehydrated, groggy, and then you have to go to the hospital when it feels like seconds ago you were just there. a run pretty much always results in a bit more energy and feeling almost human before the couple hours before it is bedtime again. i did an interval run on the treadmill at 1% incline:

- 10 minutes warmup @ 9:13/mi
- 2 x (5 minutes @ 7:30/mi pace, then recovery jog for 3 minutes)
- 2 x (3 minutes @ 7:30/mi pace, then recovery jog for 3 minutes)
- 10 minutes of cooldown @ 9:13/mi

total worked out to 5.4 miles in 48 minutes

reading: is probably never going to happen post-call. and i am okay with that.

cooking: i didn't make my planned dinner because we still have SO much of sunday's chili left (seriously, it is NEVER ENDING). tonight i will plan on it, though.

and here: is a picture of something cute because i need something to brighten up my early morning.


  1. Sounds like you have some crazy days. Nice job getting in a run and getting some sleep too!

  2. runjess8:50 PM

    Wow, I thought I was sleep deprived...keep it up!