Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I was talking to one of my friends the other day about when we will be done with our last medical school duties before graduation, Senior Seminar.  This 2(ish) week "course" is mandatory, and he was concerned that it was going to interfere with Collegiate Road Cycling National Championships (I don't know why I capitalized all that...) in May.  Much to our relief, Senior Seminar will be done before nationals.  So (assuming he makes it, which he will), he and the other rock stars on our team will be able to go to nationals in Wisconsin.  Sweet.  Then he said that I should plan on joining them for nationals... to race. 

Hmmmm...  Is that possible?  I don't know.  Let's take a closer look at that.

To go to nationals, I have to race A's.  I've always raced B's.  The season that I semi-trained well, I did decently well in B's. 

My schedule for road season in the spring will be pretty light... I should be able to go to most/all of the races, meaning I can get points...

My schedule until then, while packed with travel, should allow me to train a decent amount.

Going to Wisconsin for nationals would be fun.

I like road trips.

I like riding my bike.

Hmmm...  Is it possible?

So, I have decided to set a goal.  A reasonable one.

I am going to race A's as soon as I am eligible.  I don't know how many races I'll need to cat up.  But when I can, I will.  Which will be by mid-season. 

So I will finish the season racing "A"'s.

And maybe qualify for nationals?

Then I could look like this...

Wish me luck!


About Me

I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
Human, MD is a glimpse into the world of a young doctor who is just trying to stay true to herself through the grueling whirlwind of residency.


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