morning? night? whatever.
i'm sitting here drinking coffee at 3:36 PM in preparation for what feels like leg #2 of some sort of weekend emergency department adventure relay. my body is totally confused (and somewhat miffed) at the complete day/night reversal! i'm waiting to get to that point where i am so tired that i can sleep a full 7-8 hours during the daylight. unfortunately, i'm not there yet, which means that the looming 12 hour shift is not going to be a lot of fun.
at least it's not call, though. i like that i will always have the extreme pain of a 30 hour shift (worst case scenario: in the PICU!) to compare everything else to. nothing will ever, ever be that bad.
PERSPECTIVE !!! such an amazing, valuable thing.
honestly? despite my huge buildup, last night wasn't all that bad. i surely did not appreciate the extra hour ("hey, look, it's 1:15 . . . AGAIN!"), but we were not all that busy. i was facebooking up a storm by 3 am with just two patients hanging around (one getting a fever workup and a drunk + underage student sleeping off her halloween hangover!), and i got to leave the millisecond my shift ended with nothing to sign out.
the only low point was an EASY missed IV -- arughgh! in my defense, the nurse should have let me keep trying! the tipsy teenager REALLY couldn't have cared less (trust me -- she said so! multiple times . . .), and we were not in the least bit pressed for time. oh well.
maybe tonight will be a good IV night.
my gym bag is tired and at least 5 years old. i am thinking about replacing it with this cutie from lug, which i noticed in a magazine.
look: compartments! including one for sweaty shoes.
i especially like the quilting on the pockets.
on the fashion side, here is a dress that i do not need and therefore will not buy:
but OH i had to post it because . . . just look at it. sigh. enough to brighten even this dreary fall day.
workout: 9 miles, average 8:51/mi pace in chapel hill. i have to say my legs were OVER IT on this run. i think that doing 13 on thursday and weights/elliptical on friday did not put me in a rested place to start this run, which was supposed to be done at a slightly faster clip (40 seconds over 10K pace, says the FIRST plan). i churned out the last few miles with sheer willpower, talking myself through each bit as preparation for my race . . . i mean, what if my legs just aren't feeling it on race day?
doin' time: upon arriving home, i made myself a hearty carb-replenishing late lunch à la martha -- i've been digging these dinner-like lunches on days when dinner is cold and eaten between patients in the ED!
fetuccine with easy meat sauce + arugula and tomato salad
i used ground bison for the meat -- yum! and, annie's tuscany italian dressing for the salad. while i often make my own salad dressings (olive oil + vinegar + whatever spices i am feeling at that moment!) i have really been liking this dressing recently . . . it has sundried tomatoes and creamy, slightly tangy taste.
reading: peds in review article on male genitourinary problems. i MUCH prefer dealing with females with these sorts of things!