Thursday, April 28, 2011

work, play, and pretty things

recess: enjoying the great outdoors

the morning window scene

yesterday was mainly spent in lectures and discussion sections, which were great! my favorite part is comparing notes with the other pediatric endocrine fellows across the country. there really aren't all that many of us [the total US # currently in fellowship is probably somewhere in the 100s??] so it's exciting to have so many in one place.

after we sat for most of the day, we ended with a scavenger hunt activity mostly outside involving different 'stations' where we got to shoot baskets, serve/catch tennis balls, and attempt to golf for points!

golf 'chipping' was definitely my worst event. even below basketball for this 5'1" munchkin!

there was even a [rather random] activity that involved hooking yourself to another person and using one arm to do things! YPC [my residency friend!] and i took advantage of our similar heights and the fact that i am left-handed + she is right . . .

wrapping this was a breeze!

you can tell we're really into it! i don't know if it was our determination [or the fact that one team member was DOMINATING the slingshot activity] . . . but we won!

celebrating our victory in the endo-nerd olympics!

today's activities:
AM run [just 30 minutes or so]

more lectures + my presentation [admittedly i'm a little nervous for this crowd of peds endo superstars!]

chili cook-off!!! <-- YAY!

stuff i am ogling
through my computer screen . . .

we will take a break from 'list-of-the-week' today to feature a few items i am currently drooling over. because hey -- SOMEONE has a birthday next month, josh. i'm just saying.

finally available in white!! still not sure if i want one, but it's still exciting.

pestos with panache - a brilliant idea via kath. although i suppose i could also just make my own.

this BCBGeneration dress is business in the front and summer sexy in the back

reversible lululemon yoga pants. it's like getting two-for-one!

super natural every day -- i have the first book in this series and love it, and this one looks to be even more useful



workout: 30 minutes on the elliptical [plus running around in the scavenger hunt!]. because the elliptical wasn't the same as the one i usually use, it's hard for me to comment on breathlessness and the impact of altitude. but i did get a good workout! today i am going to hit the treadmill, which will be interesting . . .