i can’t believe i’m midway through my week already after one day of work! i could get used to this. in fact, i almost have TOO much free time now. i never really put my thought into what i would do if i had this sort of time, because it wasn’t a reality to me. so, even though it’s only temporary . . .
productive/enjoyable things i can do with extra time:
• buy belated gifts for people (josh and i were truly delinquent about this during the spring when there was barely enough time to breathe)
• bake something
• work on learning spanish
• read more from the current issues of pediatrics or peds in review
• read anything more cerebral than us weekly
• do some yoga
• call someone or catch up on emails
• plan some stuff for our upcoming trip to asheville
there. i am armed now with ideas and will not have to resort to surfing perezhilton.com and watching tv shows online that i don’t even like. not that i did that before . . . um . . . yeah.
in other news, pulmonary clinic was interesting and fun. i mostly saw asthmatics, and they were all doing well, probably because it’s summer and they are not all fighting off the latest respiratory infection. it was a very short day though and i was completely done by 3:45 (hence all the time). not that i’m complaining, but it felt weird and very slightly wrong to be leaving at that time. i really have to get over it though.
run: 5 miles tempo, 0.5% incline: 1 mile warmup @ 9:13/mi, 2 mi @ 8:12/mi + 2 minute recovery, 1 mi @ 8:06/mi + 1 minute recovery, 1 mile cooldown @ 9:13/mi
reading: 35 more minutes on asthma, plus a very good article (that came out of our institution) on neonatal meningitis and why spinal taps are essential for workup from a recent pediatrics
cooking: i made an improvised salad w/ spinach, tomato, bacon, avocado, and blue cheese w/ apple cider vinaigrette which was not that great, mainly because the avocado wasn’t good and we had to throw it out. oh well.