Wednesday, August 27, 2008

thanks, anonymous

to last night's commenters:

atilla asks: "so how was dinner?"

atilla, i can't tell if you really want to know or if you are making (kind-hearted) fun at my phood-photo-phun. the thing is, i only post dinner if i actually cooked something worthy of posting (i guess the chinese takeout was stretching it, but i thought it looked kind of pretty with my added broccoli). last night, i 'made' some boring salad and a piece of toast with melted cheese on it. this dinner was only made more sad by the fact that i ate it alone -- josh had gotten home later than i did post-call and was passed out cold. it didn't seem photo-worthy, although i guess it might have added to the depressing tone of last night's post.

anonymous* wrote: "Endure and you will soon have the power of reflection to help assuage the pain of this past month in PICU.

In the meantime, I just finished this delightful book about running, I bet would lift your spirits a bit
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami

Hang in there!"

anonymous: thank you for your comment -- it really did make me feel better this (early) AM. i am really looking forward to being able to reflect BACK on this month and figure out what i could do next time to make things better. and as for your book suggestion, it was already at the top of my list of things i want to read next! i loved murakami's norwegian wood and was so excited that he wrote a book dedicated to running. however, i am still trying to get through john irving's a prayer for owen meany. i haven't made much headway this month (DUH), but i will hopefully have a little more time soon.

* usually i attribute 'anonymous' comments to my dad, but i am positive he would never recommend a running-themed book.

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good things about today

• i have clinic in the morning so while i have to pre-round, i will NOT be present for AM rounds in the PICU!
• and i like clinic. kids who are not paralyzed on ventilators are my FAVORITE kind.
• my POLAR running toy should arrive today!!
• i have a tasty dinner planned (which involves actual cooking)
• i have a personal training session after work
• despite poor post-run sleep, i don't feel TOO tired this morning

and to counteract the dali which i fear was a little TOO dark 'n' stormy last night:



run: the highlight of my day, although that isn't really saying much. 7.25 mile interval run:
- 2 miles warmup @ 9:13/mi
- 2 x 1200m @ 7:30/mi (5K pace intervals) with 400m recovery in between
- 2 x 800m @ 7:30/mi with 0.15 mi recovery in between
- 2 miles cooldown with 4 x 100m striders


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sounds like a good day! The murakami book is on my (ever expanding) list too. There's a cool interview w/him on

runjess said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, AWESOME interval run! Good job making it through all this.

And thank you for the Care Bears pic. They were my early childhood obsession.

atilla said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

not making fun at all... I just love your daily posts and i have been living a little vicariously through your culinary variations.

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