Sunday, February 20, 2011
Yesterday was one of those days.  Let me give you a run down of the events.

First, I spent from 12-2am finishing The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Next.  What can I say, those books are addicting.  I couldn't go to sleep until I finished it!  Which happened just before 2.  And then I spent 10 minutes reassuring myself there wasn't a giant German with congenital insensitivity to pain sitting outside my window.  You'll be pleased to know there wasn't.

Then, I woke up somewhere around 7:30, ate a banana, and went to the lake for a run.  I've been running pretty short distances recently (4 miles-ish), and wanted to go further.  Which is easy to do at the lake because it's a 7 mile loop... so if you get to mile 3, you're gonna HAVE to go at least 6!  So I ran 6 miles in 50:25 (which was faster than I'd anticipated), AND this nagging foot pain I've had the last couple times I've run didn't rear it's head!  It was super exciting.  Not to mention it was sunny and warm (about 60 by the time I finished), the trail wasn't busy yet, there was a cool breeze coming off the lake, and it wasn't muddy.  Perfection.

Then I went home and had breakfast, took a shower, and met Betsy at Starbucks.  I got a FREE iced mocha, and we walked 2 doors down to get a pedicure.  Well, they were having a special on the deluxe pedicure, so we got that.  I decided to go outside my normal pink-range colors, and went with blue.  And of course I got an awesome design... because that's what I do.

How fun. 

Then, I hopped in the car and drove to one of the local high schools to cover a regional wrestling tournament.  Luckily for the wrestlers, there weren't many major injuries.  We took care of a concussion, a shoulder separation, and elbow injury, a variety of bleeding things, and said "oooo, how is that shoulder not dislocated?!" a lot.  And we got free food.  To the person who made the cheeseburger soup, thank you.  And then the guys at the snack bar wouldn't let us pay for our sodas.  We handed him money, and he handed it back.  It's hard to argue with that.

The tournament wasn't done until about 9, so I came home, had a snack, watched some SVU marathon, and went to bed. 

You can't really argue with running, Starbucks, pedicures, event coverage, and free food. 

Don't try, you can't.  It's simply the makings of an excellent day.

Hopefully today will be excellent too!


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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