counting the hours

June 24, 2009

laptop lunchbox

thanks to an innocent comment from anonymous yesterday, i just dropped some $$$ this AM on the lunch system above. i will definitely report on its quality and efficiency! in addition to what is shown above, i also ordered an extra set of containers so that i can just throw them in the dishwasher each time. the whole package wasn’t cheap, but it’s something i will use almost every day, so i figure that it’s worth it. and my current bag truly has seen better days.

what am i waiting for?
i’m on a pretty tough rotation right now, and hyperaware of the fact that my work life is not going to get easier until september. yesterday, i found myself staring grimly at my upcoming schedule, yearning for some sort of residency magic dust so that i could fast-forward a few weeks. now, if i were truly in some sort of torture-chamber situation (starvation, illness, life in jeopardy), then this sort of thinking would be completely warranted. but i’m not. i’m taking care of patients, teaching students, and generally NOT living a lifestyle that is allllllllllllll that horrible.

yes, i miss my weekends off (although i DO get this saturday & sunday!). and i have to get up early to fit in my runs. but this is not terrible, and the days actually go by rather quickly when i am not spending the time wishing the hours away.

so today i am going to try to catch myself in these thought patterns. i am going to embrace and enjoy my job, my commute, my workout, my time to cook dinner. each day is not a race to the finish line (ie, the bed). sometimes it is amazing how hard that is for me to remember.



workout: another AM run! this time i took it easier: 4.6 miles @ 9:11/mi on my usual moderately hilly route. i listened to this american life and had a blissful time.

reading: 15 PREP questions


  • Reply atilla June 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

    love the lunch box i want one

  • Reply da June 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    …or, as John Lennon put it, "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."
    L, da

  • Reply Susan June 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I've never described a run as "blissful"…I'll have to think about that one!

  • Reply aron June 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    ohhh that lunch box is very cool!

  • Reply Anonymous June 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    You would be proud of me. A friend was showing me her new bag and I said, "Is that Orla Kiely?" and it was.

  • Reply Jess June 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Cool lunchbox. Things you use daily should be quality!

  • Reply Ashley June 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I've read your blog for awhile but never commented..thanks for the little pep talk! I'm a third year medical student (almost 4th year!) in the midst of my surgery rotation. Needless to say, surgery is NOT for me, and your advice about not spending every moment counting down hits home right now 🙂 love your blog! It's great to be able to relate to a blogger out there!

  • Reply RunToFinish June 24, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    ohhh i have been thinking about using something like this but haven't switched, can't wait to see if it works out

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