Thursday, June 25, 2009

priorities

faux friday
because my work week started on sunday, it so feels like friday to me today! i'm going to have to keep reminding myself that it's not, which is going to be slightly depressing. that's okay, though -- as i was saying yesterday, there's no point in wishing the days away. friday will come soon enough.

i only get one june 25th, 2009.

i've been struggling with getting all of the things in that i want to do -- when i become busy, it quickly becomes obvious what my priorities truly are.

the pinnacle: work. i haven't been talking about it much in specifics, but even when i am slacking on everthing else, i do prioritize taking care of my patients at work when i am on a rotation with true responsibilities like the one i am on now. in fact, sometimes i feel like 98% of my energy is going to these efforts and i come home completely drained. this is why i am so much better of doing the other things i want to do in the morning before getting there. unfortunately, it's hard to run, cook, lift weights, and do reading before 6:30 am.

close to the summit: blogging. what, i can't let my streak die! i'm too compulsive for that. i can't always say the same regarding writing or content quality, however.

near the top: running! i truly love running and it is rare that i voluntarily skip a run.

in the middle: cooking. i started out the week like gangbusters but yesterday could not fathom the idea of going to the grocery store (common theme) and instead josh and i went out for middle eastern food (which was good, by the way).

on the ground level: reading for work. i wish this wasn't such a struggle, but admittedly it is. once i start doing it, i never mind it and often spend longer than i was planning. but starting is hard.

in the basement: (at least this week) -- cross training & weights! i know these things are important, both for overall health and for injury prevention, which is very important for me as i know that i hate being sidelined from running.

there are a lot of things on that list, and i know that i can't be perfect all of the time. but i'd love to strike a better balance rather than being all-or-nothing about certain things (ie, reading or cross-training). again, it will be nice to ruminate on this during this AM's run. it's already time to head out!

and speaking of summits
the blogger summit that i mentioned a few days ago seems to be a hot ticket item -- and in fact now that i've seen the degree of interest, i'm worried that i won't be able to snag a ticket! who knew that blogging about one's healthy lifestyle would be so freaking popular?

i am not too ashamed of my blogger nerdiness to admit that i am going to be attempting to puchase my ticket at exactly 8:00:00 tonight. we'll see what happens! my backup plan is to convince them that they need an MD on site in case anyone has a life-threatening tofu or broccoli overdose, or goes into VTach during a run. wish me luck . . .

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6.24.09: see, this is what i mean about all-or-nothing

workout: rest

reading: nada

cooking: zilch

at least i flossed.

7 comments:

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congrats on moving to the next level of residency...note how green the 1st yrs are

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

The summit sounds fun. I wish it was within driving distance for me. I have no vacation time left. Boo.

The Happy Runner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had no idea about that summit! Thanks for the info.

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

Busy busy! I'm glad that you don't sacrifice EVERYTHING when you're busy...still getting those runs in!

When you plead your case for the need for an MD, can you throw in that you need a nurse as well?? I'm not sure I'll get a ticket in time, and we all know that behind every good doctor there's a good nurse. (Right? Maybe?)

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

I think it's great that your number 1 priority is taking care of people.

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

good luck with the ticket situation. please let me know how it goes.

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

I put my boyfriend in charge of registering me for the summit since I was going to be at work...and it worked! I'm in!

So excited to meet you in August!

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