don't tell anyone, but i don't have anything on my schedule for today! i think i scored a stealth 3-day weekend. clearly, this rotation is the kindest that my residency will ever get. while i felt a little guilty about this at first, i've decided to just embrace this awesome opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation. to assuage these sorts of feelings in others, i think they should just be straightforward and rename the rotation. some suggestions:
live your life [ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah . . . instead of chasin' that paper]
a well-deserved rest block
sleep deprivation reversal month
communi-cation (community + vacation . . . get it?)
seriously, i am getting something out of the clinics, experiences, and assignments that are scheduled, but i think i'm getting even more out of the chance to just chill for a bit. and before anyone starts thinking that our residency program is a joke and so therefore i will make a REALLY BAD AND DANGEROUS DOCTOR someday, please remember that i spent several months this year on q4 call working 80 hour weeks, and i'm headed for that fate again come june. also, i have to work in the full-term nursery this upcoming weekend, so it's not ALL sunshine and roses. it's just a bit of a roller-coaster, and right now, i'm enjoying the ride. whee!
except i kind of have some work to catch up on today. i don't mind this at all, however. it's a great feeling knowing that if i buckle down and focus on projects today (at home, at my own pace), i'll be able to be done with a lot of the month's various projects.
☑ clean up kitchen (what, i need a clean workspace!)
☑ pay bills
☑ send out work-related emails (3)
☑ make ART appointment for this week
☑ spend the AM working on clinic presentation for wednesday
☑ work on resident community challenge
☑ run with A & K (two running friends that for some reason i have not run with yet!)
after discovering yesterday that my current brooks glycerin 5s had 481 miles on them, i headed to the neighborhood running store for some replacements. i've been in brooks glycerins for years now, and figured it was time for a change given that my injury track record is less than stellar. as usual, i don't think they took me seriously at the running store -- how come they NEVER ask me things like how much i run, what kind of terrain i run on, or what problems i have had?
i always psych myself up, thinking that this time i'll get a good salesperson who will not only suggest the perfect shoe for me, but also tell me about great running routes, invite me to join his/her running club, and become my new best friend and running confidante. i think i need to adjust my expectations.
the only feedback i did get from my fleet feet representative was that (as i have been told previously) i am a neutral runner with no obvious issues (they did watch me run down a sidewalk) and that the brooks glycerins were a great choice for me, but there were other options as well. in addition, he felt that my shoes may have been a size too big. oops.
so, in the end, i ended up with a pair of asics gel landreth 5s, and i think that unless i fall in love with these, my next pair will be the brooks glycerin 7s. in a size 6, rather than 6.5.
new and white (but already sporting my polar foot pod!)
awesome (but $$$) balega running socks
workout: 30-day shred (level 2) + 20 minutes of hip opening yoga
weekly totals from 3.30 - 4.4:
- running: x 3, total of 19 miles
- elliptical: x 2, total of 55 minutes
- cycling: x 2, one spin class and 20 minute session
- shred: x 2, level 2
- weights: x 1, 25 minutes (upper & lower)
- yoga: x 4 (!!)
i feel so well-rounded.
doin' time: last night i made martha's thai-style steak salad. this is one of those recipes i probably wouldn't have selected had it not been for my cook-through project, but that i really enjoyed! very refreshing, easy, and filling.
every time i eat steak (which is not very often), i imagine my hemoglobin levels bumping a few points and providing me with superpowered energy, even though i am not anemic to start with.
salad contained romaine, mint, carrots, slices of rib-eye steak, peanuts, and sprouts; accompanied by some black sesame rice crackers
reading: 1-2 hours spent working with group on quality improvement project -- i think this definitely counts.