Sunday, February 20, 2011
Yesterday was an excellent day, so today had a lot to live up to.  It did.

My morning started by waking up at 8:30... sleeping in is lovely (and yes, that counts as sleeping in).  I made some coffee, watched Meet The Press, and whipped up some fresh biscuits to make ham, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwiches for breakfast.  I must say, Vermont white sharp cheddar cheese is definitely the best thing to come to prepackages deli cheese since american cheese.  It makes ham, egg, biscuit sandwiches extra delicious. 

After breakfast, I drank some more coffee, packed up, and headed to Hanging Rock for a trail run.  Hanging Rock and I are getting to be good friends.  I've been there three times in the last couple weeks.  The trail I ran is the same one that I hiked with Chris a couple weeks ago (check it out here).  It's about 5 miles from the car back, mostly a loop (4.2 miles of it), with a short common beginning/end.  The fire tower is about 3 miles into trail (which, when you expect it to come up at the halfway through, can be frustrating).  A good chunk of the trail to the fire tower is a steep, rocky uphill.  There are about 1.5 miles of downhill with some stone stairs on the backside, and the rest is "flat".  It was BEAUTIFUL out (just over 60), and a little overcast.   

I was VERY tired when I got to the top.  I took a little break at the top of the fire tower.
And then I checked out the view.

I finished the 5 miles in a 57:16.   The hike itself is listed as "strenuous", and it's STEEP, so I was happy with that :) 

After the hike, I came home, showered, and made a gargantuan salad and biscuit from this morning.  My salad had projectile edamame on it... every time I tried to spear the little buggers, they shot off my plate.  And by shot, I mean they made it a good two or three feet.  Crazy jumping beans. 

I ran to target to pick up a couple things, then hit up Panera for a loaf of bread for the week. 

Now, I'm sitting on my couch watching SVU, contemplating whether or not to bust out the thin mints in my freezer.  And for your reading pleasure, here are a few random things that made my day better...

I remembered to get coffee filters at the store, after forgetting them the last three times I've gone.

I have the makings of a new years feast (pork and sauerkraut) for a late dinner.  Yum.

The bathroom at Hanging Rock had Xcelerator hand dryers... that's enough to make my day all on it's own.  I love those things. 

My rank list is due tomorrow, which means that AFTER tomorrow, I won't have to think about it again!

I found a flavor of Gu (well, this was CarbBOOM!) that doesn't make me gag.  Double espresso.  Yum.

Wyatt and a bird had a staring contest... and Wyatt lost.  It was a big cardinal, and looked vicious.

Tomorrow's going to be over 70 degrees, and I have the afternoon off.  I think I'll spend some QT with my bike.

Cookies and coffee are calling my name!



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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