September 7, 2008

today i want to
☑ do the laundry
☑ get a new phone (mine hangs up on people)
☑ run 10 miles (about to go soon, and with a new running partner)
☑ yoga
☑ throw out old stuff in the fridge
☑ plan next week’s dinners & make grocery list
☑ grocery shop
☑ pick up drugstore stuff
☑ quick-clean bathroom
☑ email endocrine attendings about applying for fellowship (!)
☑ read pediatrics-related things for an hour

i am feeling rather soft as of late. not fat or anything, but i am the kind of person who will notice when i am just 2 or 3 lbs up from my normal size, which is the case right now. this is probably because i generally eat like a 40 mile-per-week runner, and i haven’t been that kind of runner lately. i find body angst and diets a complete waste of time (seriously), but i am going to make a conscious effort to be a bit healthier as i journey through another call month filled with opportunities for takeout and ‘just because i am working hard’ treats. in general, i am lucky to have a strong natural set-point and if i am reasonable about things, it takes essentially no effort to maintain my normal, healthy size. i just have to remember that ‘reasonable’ doesn’t necessarily mean ice cream and wine every night.

a highlight of each fall for me is picking out my planner for the next year (YES, I AM A NERD). because there is no longer any real reason to spend buckets on school supplies (unless one counts orla kiely paper products), this pretty much has to suffice to quench my paper craving. i think i am going to go with the same one i am using now, the exacompta space 17. it has a whole page on the right for each week where i can put runs for the week, cooking plans, and other things to do. i don’t need much space for each day, because what am i going to put on there — “go to work”?

i think i am going to go with the ‘spring green’. or the pink.

half-marathon training
so i’ve been half-heartedly following a 5K program in preparation for october 4th’s race for the cure. however, i am not really enjoying the plan. there are NO tempo runs (my favorite kind) and there is just not enough structure pace-wise for me. i’ve also been trying to be careful not to aggravate my hip, because i have felt some occasional twinges. therefore, i am going to switch to this half marathon training plan from the Furman Institute. it is a 3 day/week running plan, with 2 days for cross-training. i used it last year with great results (a PR) and enjoyed the more varied workouts. there are officially 18 weeks in the plan, but i am starting with week 5 since there are just 14 weeks until the half i am planning on running. this shouldn’t be a problem as i have been doing somewhat similar interval and long-run work already.

ok — off for my long run! happy sunday!


  • Reply Kath March 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Loooooooooooooooooooveeeeee planners!!! But I get so mad at them the second my schedule changes and I have to cross something out I have change permanently to digital calendars (i.e. Google calendar).

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I say go with the ‘spring green’ or one of the blues because they are the most calming colors.

    I love the ‘no effort’ weight maintenance, which I also experience. Except, you know, we actually put the effort into all that exercise!

  • Reply Jenny March 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Cute planners! I love paper products too.

    Almost as much as I love training plans. I think you share that addiction too! 🙂

  • Reply Cindy March 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    paper craving- me too! any trip to nyc isn’t complete w/o a stop at kinokuniya bookstore, which has the best stationery dept EVER.

    endocrine fellowship, that’s great!

  • Reply vickie March 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm


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