falling back!

November 2, 2008

that extra house of sleep last night was the best thing that’s ever happened to me! i actually feel human going into call. though i know it won’t last until tomorrow morning, it’s certainly better than starting out feeling like an energy crash is already imminent.
as shown, i had a productive day yesterday! the only thing on my to-do list that i didn’t accomplish was to catch up on grey’s anatomy. that’s okay, though — i’ll have something to look forward to post-call while i’m passed out in my bed. other than sleep.

while cheerily checking things off yesterday, i came to the realization that this month is going to have to be rather bare-bones. if i want to keep running and survive the rotation without accumulating sleep debt that rivals the national budget deficit, there just isn’t going to be much room for going out, watching tv, and the like. but i’m okay with that. at the end of the block, i have a whole week of vacation to spend relaxing, lazing around, and basically doing whatever i want. i’ll keep dangling that carrot to stay motivated.

in fact, i think a massage might even be in order.



workout: 10 mile long run on the american tobacco trail in durham. average pace was 9:03/mi, according to my polar rs200SD. this included 3 leisurely miles at 9:15-9:30, 4 miles at 8:20 – 8:40 in the middle, and 3 miles at 9:15-9:30 at the end. i had an annoying running experience where some guy offered to ‘pace’ me. he was training for his first marathon and apparently thought he was all hot stuff for doing a 16-miler. after a mile, i noticed he was huffing and puffing and by 2, he told me to go ahead. um, thanks for the ‘help’, dude!

i also did 20 minutes of weights (all upper body — my legs were done!) at the gym while running errands.
– pushups, 2 x 10
– bent-over rows, 15 lbs in each hand, 2 x 12
– lateral/forward raises, 2 x 12 each side
– abs: 2 x 15 regular crunches, 2 x 15 bicycles
– bicep curls, 12 lbs, 2 x 12
– tricep push-downs, 30 lbs, 2 x 12

reading: an article on surfactant use in preemies. while drinking a beer.
cooking: i made rachael ray’s penne with pumpkin cream sauce. it was rather decadent, and i even added chicken sausage to up the ante. at least the broccoli on the side was healthy!


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