It’s been AGES since I’ve been on this little corner of the interwebs I dreamed up last year. I had every intention of letting this experimental space a la 2017 die a slow death via intentionally unrenewed subscription to the domain name. Joke’s on me! Auto renewal. Alas.
What’s new, then?
- I’m supposed to run the Nagoya Women’s Marathon in Japan in March of this year! It’s billed as the largest women’s only marathon in the world. If that’s not #badassladygang, I don’t know what is. Coming off a rejection from the Tokyo Marathon, was pretty pumped to gain acceptance into this race.
- You will not be surprised to find out that I’ve been struggling with patellofemoral syndrome in my left knee for almost 9 weeks of this training cycle. Frankly, I’m tired of being injured, I didn’t want to write about being injured, and I’ve tried to spare everyone (except the yokozuna, sorry amigo) a significant amount of whining. The low of a running injury is REAL, you know? You get your hopes up, you train smart, you get BQ dreams all up in your head, and bam. Out of nowhere you’ve got a bum knee and more drive than you know what to do with, which festers and simmers into a pot of disappointment that leaves you sucking down another porter and another jealous scroll through Instagram #feels #realtalk
- In injury-prone conclusion, I may or may not be running in March. I feel like I’m on the mend, and while bummed with another less-than-stellar training cycle, the experience of running overseas seems well worth it to me if I’m not injured.
- I spent most of summer and fall strength training with minimal running in an attempt to avoid injury which, see #1, apparently did not go well.
- I ran the Pittsburgh 10 Miler prior to this cycle and frankly ran a pretty good race. I am dying to have an injury-free training cycle, to really see what this body can do!
- I’m phasing out of pediatrics training and into the psychiatry portion of my residency training. Questions about the Triple Board Residency? Shoot me an email!
- Psychiatry schedule >>>>> Pediatrics schedule. Pediatrics, I love you, but 2.5 years in and I’m just saying, the 8-5 life speaks to me #NoMore24s
- Slightly over halfway through this 5 year residency has me thinking about what I might want to do after residency for my first big girl job! (Work part time, drink all the coffee…heh heh heh)
- Learn all the psychiatry: Seriously though, y’all. Trying to balance two different specialties is a challenge I will likely never perfect. Now that I’m squarely into the psychiatry portion of my training, it’s high time I dive into it with an academic rigor I’ve struggled to find in the midst of my pediatrics training.
- Plan for Japan: Did I mention I’m traveling to Japan for 2 weeks in March? By plan, I mostly mean how to get from one meal to the next #mochi #ramen #sushi #repeat. Also I’m trying to squeeze in some dedicated study of the language so I can do such important things as: ask where the bathroom is at mile 16, order more food, etc #priorities
- US travel: As I begin the most flexible 6 months of my training, I want to make an effort to visit friends in the US. I finally made it to Falling Water a few weeks ago! Next up: Chicago to celebrate a best friend’s baby shower.
- Cook more? My kitchen is a disaster, I have no paper towels/napkins, my oven, while mysteriously the correct temperature, burns anything and everything. I’m aiming for less added sugar and less processed in 2018. God have mercy on my poor, unskilled cooking soul.
What do you think? Revive this blog or let it go! let it go! (Yinz guys – I’ve been training in pediatrics for two and a half years and I’ve still never seen Frozen. If that’s not an accomplishment to be proud of, I really don’t know what is).
Daily Coffee Tally: 3