Good morning all, although I should probably say good afternoon. Woke up late this morning after about 10-11 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Bliss. Feel so rested. Instead of waiting only 60 seconds from the time I wake up until the time I have coffee in my hand, I think I went a full FIVE minutes. I mean, whoa…ha…
The large number of hours of sleep was because I am now done with nightfloat and am switching back to days. So glad I can get back into a normal routine. As I’ve said before, I am a creature of habit and use my time much more efficiently when my schedule is the same each day.
This series of nights was not bad at all, though. In fact I kind of enjoyed them because the ER was relatively not that busy, my radiology colleague was one of my friends from medical school, and I really liked the general surgery residents who were also on nights with us (we interact with them a fair amount).
Because it wasn’t too busy on most nights, we got to catch up on some tv shows, including the lastest two Bachelor episodes:
Quality picture, huh? You like my white socks with my black clogs? What’s even worse, which you can’t tell from this picture, is that they are unmatching white socks. Classy. Anyway, just showing you our set up in the reading room. Playing on the computer in the background on the computer is a picture of Ashlee on her hometown date with Sean from Bachelor. Sabeen (my med school friend/fellow radiology resident) and I like her best. For those following Bachelor, who is your favorite??
Running/workout update: I’ve starting working out lightly again. Originally I was taking a few days off because I was concerned about bone pain in my groin (i.e. femur). Then I was just too busy (ugh, I used the B word, sorry) and tired that I didn’t do much of anything for about two weeks.
My groin pain has completely resolved, but ironically my three nagging running pains have gotten worse since I stopped running: my plantar fasciitis, pes anserine bursitis, and proximal hamstring tendinopathy (which other runners refer to us “butt crease” pain). What?? Except for the bursitis which can flair up quickly if you’re not careful, I’m not really concerned about the other two. I’ve been managing the hamstring tendinopathy for 4 years now. It’s one of those pains that’s always sorta there if I focus on it, but never really affects my running. It’s just weird that they all seemed to get worse after a two week break. Go figure. Anyway, I won’t bore you any more discussion on my running pains.
You’d think that I’d be going crazy with no working out for two weeks, but honestly, I haven’t missed it. I’ve just been too focused on other things that I haven’t had a chance to think about it or miss it. I think it’s much worse when you are injured and have free time in which you could be running…..that’s when I get antsy and go crazy when I don’t run.
That being said, now that I am done with nights, I plan on working out regularly again, but will be more focused on toning, as I want my arms to look toned for my strapless wedding dress : ). It’s amazing how preparing for a wedding starts affecting EVERYTHING you do. haha.
Alright, enough talk about working out…..gotta go downstairs and actually DO the working out.
Here a two photodumps from this past week: