anthro would like to have you believe that fall is just around the corner.
while i covet every piece of this gorgeous outfit, i am not exactly thinking about crunchy leaves and pumpkin pie up in here. because, um --
luckily, there are benefits to having months of very sweaty runs left (and honestly, i'd rather have these temps than winter, any day!). in addition to long days, warm nights, and numerous chances to hit the beach, there is plenty of time to peruse the growing sale racks full of summer garb. behold:
now 3 weeks into the "work" segment of my personal happiness project, i thought i would provide an update.
✔ i have not been great about looking at and checking off my list every day. it's been more of a retrospective look back!
✔ but . . . i have been pretty successful in implementing each of the weekly goals so far!
✔ keeping work and play separate has gone quite well, perhaps because i am more naturally immersed in work now that i truly LIKE what i'm doing every day! it seems that finding that flow is easier for me now. hopefully this will stick as i become more comfortable in my new role.
✔ the daily research/project time goal sort of morphed into "nightly board review", with plans for longer chunks of time -- namely during weekends -- to be spent on research and other projects. i am continuing to work on finding the best way to get my 'homework' (presentations, research work, etc) done while still getting to relax a bit with josh and making it to bed in time to get enough sleep.
✔ improving my AM routine has been great. i seem to have fallen into a nice one just with the start of fellowship, and i am happy to report that my pattern of pack lunch --> post --> workout --> work is working quite well for me. and there has been no frantic rushing on the AM commute!
✔ make daily effort to teach began yesterday -- conveniently a day i had a teaching session to give anyway (i talked about diabetes insipidus -- giving the basics and practical info while my attending filled in molecular details!).
so i would say the month of july has been a success for the HP thus far! it's almost time to pick a theme for next month. hmmm . . .
workout: 5 mi with 2 at tempo, out in chapel hill. this might be my favorite run. and i really am getting used to running in these mid-70s AM temps -- even with impressive NC humidity.
mile 0 - 1.5: 9:04/mi
mile 1.5 - 2.5: 8:09/mi
mile 2.5 - 3.5: 8:17/mi
mile 3.5 - 5: 9:09/mi
houston, we have a problem: um, my computer is completely out of memory so i could only load one (TERRIBLE!) picture of last night's meal:
i promise, this cashew chicken with vegetables and quinoa was better than it looks here!
board prep: more growth & development from LYW (to the person who requested it: i'll share my board prep plans in more detail next week! but i can't vouch for them until i (HOPEFULLY) get that passing score . . . )