am i the only one this neurotic?
ideally, before the start of any new week, the following tasks are accomplished:
☑ laundry: washed, folded, put away
☑ recycling taken out
☑ dinners planned out for the week
☑ groceries shopped for
☑ fridge purged of expired or wilted items
☑ runs/workouts all planned out
if i’m really going for the gold,
☑ bathroom is cleaned
☑ all linens are changed
☑ dishwasher is empty
unfortunately, in residency — for that matter, in life — conditions are not always ideal. and this week’s circumstances (coming off of 20 days of night float, or example) are no exception. i have to admit that i get a little on-edge thinking about having to make a grocery trip during the week or run a load of laundry. however, as i write that, i realize how crazy and inflexible it sounds, and i’m going to have to just deal. i am not going to let it ruin the warm fuzzy feelings i have about not being on call for the next 2.5 weeks.
despite slapdash preparations, i think this is going to be a good week. after all, boot camp (ie, me dragging josh out for early morning runs) starts tomorrow! there are also a few fun social events coming up — it’s time to take advantage of the long days and balmy nights. i feel sort of like i’ve spent the last few weeks in a hole, crawling out only for solitary runs during the day and to work at night. that is of course an exaggeration, but still, there is something to be said for heading back into the conventional day/night pattern.
i’ll enjoy it while it lasts.
workout: 9 miles, average 9:21/mi pace. finishing temp was 85 with RealFeel of 102, as mentioned in yesterday’s post. it was rough. i had planned to run (and shred) today as well, but just felt like my body needed a break.
reading: none last night! but i’m about to do a little cardiology cram session.