This post honestly has no real point. Haha. I’m just up really early and don’t feel like addressing my to do list and getting started with my day yet : )
These past couple of weeks have been such a whirlwind. Actually, it feels like my life has been in fast forward mode ever since last May following our family vacation to California! I guess I oughta get used to it. This month (like, this weekend) I have fellowships I need to start applying for. Next month I’m on IR (which is a super busy rotation), and now there’s wedding stuff to start planning, which I am super excited about but will no doubt take up a lot of time!
Some people have asked about a date yet, and no, we don’t have one yet, but I’m actually looking to do one in early May of next year if that is even possible. Why? I have my radiology boards exam, which will be the biggest test I’ve taken in my medical career yet, next September, and I have a mock boards session in June. Doing it in early May would allow me enough time between my boards and the wedding to allow me to still be able to relax and enjoy the wedding. If I do it right after the boards, I have a feeling I will get NOTHING done in regards to wedding planning, because I will be studying during every free waking minute of the day, and for various reasons, I don’t want to wait until next winter (2013/14) or spring of 2014.
So anyway, I gotta get planning! To my married friends, I welcome any and all advice, particularly for planning on a budget! I think doing a wedding in downtown Chicago is pretty much out of the question due to costs, but any advice is appreciated!
Last weekend after Dean proposed to me, we both went our separate ways for a bachelorette/bachelor party weekend with our friends. One of our good couple friends here in Chicago is getting married this October, so Dean was doing Bachelor party stuff last weekend in Chicago while I drove up to a place near Milwaukee.
The place where we had the Bachelorette party was beautiful! We stayed at one of my friend’s boss’ homes (yes, he has multiple) and just hung out by the pool and bonfire all day. Honestly, that is the kind of bachelorette party I would love. I’m not into the Vegas scene at all, and would love a chill place where I could be with my closest friends with a couple of bottles of wine : )
So when am I going to start writing about running again?! Haha, between the plantar fasciitis and the surgery, I’ve hardly worked out at all. I think I’ve lost some leg muscle mass, because all my pants are a lot looser and actually fitting better, even though I really haven’t lost much weight. I secretly sorta like it, because I HATE shopping for pants because of my body type (I build a lot of muscle in my thighs and glutes relative to the rest of my body), but I don’t want to lose strength! Hopefully my doctor today will give me the A-ok to start working out again. I still don’t quite understand why having sinus surgery precludes you from working out, but he was pretty adamant about it during my last appointment, so whatever.
Plans for upcoming races?? Well, I wanted to do CIM and Boston again this year, but I think I will have to scratch at least one of those due to time and costs with the upcoming wedding. I can save my Boston admission until 2014. I really would love to still do CIM, but we’ll see. I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too much this year with the wedding and boards/work. Regardless, I DO hope to start running regularly again!!
Alrighty, that’s it for now. Gotta be at work before 7, so I had better get my butt moving!