August 13, 2009

transparent REM
i have the most boring dreams. josh always makes fun of me because they are just SO obvious! for example, yesterday (in reality), i didn’t get out of clinic until 7:30 pm — ouch! we were quite busy and down one intern, which meant i ended up filling that role and seeing a lot of patients on my own. i think i handled it rather well, though. i didn’t get terribly irritated and i didn’t even feel particularly rushed; instead i just kind of went with the flow and accepted that i’d be home a bit late. and it all worked out and i was okay with it, or so i thought.

land of dreams image from livecreations

but last night i dreamt that instead of the typical daytime shift, we had to work overnight in the clinic! in my dream, there were still more patients coming in to be seen at 6:30 AM and i was completely frazzled and exhausted. at one point, i walked into one family’s room where they were all sleeping and woke them up, only to find out it was a different patient i was supposed to see. i then had a complete meltdown, including yelling at one of the attendings (not one that had been there yesterday) that i just couldn’t take the abuse anymore.

so maybe by focusing on remaining calm and unmoved at work, i just channeled my frustration into my subconscious. is that healthy? i wonder what freud would have to say.

race dreams
well, more like race fantasies, perhaps? i am having an inner tug-of-war with myself about mayyyybe, possibly training for and running the full marathon at outer banks in november, or alternatively a race in december. i realize that there are multiple life-issues which could get in the way (the possibility of reinjury, work, other stuff . . . ) but as long as i go in with these things in mind, would it really be so terrible to go for it?


still mulling it over.

my favorite running partner siobhan (now 10 weeks postpartum!) suggested choosing a destination race to run together in the future — LOVE that idea! one destination that is somewhat in between NC and CA that both josh and i have always been interested in visiting is austin, TX. so two potential races on the horizon are:

3M austin, january 24th 2010


zooma austin, march 27 2010

we’ll have to see what siobhan thinks of these possibilities! it would also be fun to meet up with jess — who could probably win either one of these races.

aaaaaand speaking of running i need to get my butt out the door! happy thursday!



workout: rest day (took it a day early because i was feeling sort of sore)

doin’ time: no time for doin’ time when you get home at 7:45.

reading: cramming on likelihood ratios this morning. confusing but cool!


  • Reply Kim March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I say go for the marathon, however, I would be careful of the plan that you pick. I&#39m sure you&#39ve dreamt of qualifying for Boston (what runner hasn&#39t, right?). Also, I&#39m sure you&#39d love to beat your marathon PR. I&#39ve seen that you&#39ve followed "Daniel&#39s Running Formula" and Pfitzinger in the past (although I think only Pfitzinger was for a marathon). Maybe if you leave out speed training, you may not get injured. Instead of picking a "challenging" plan, perhaps you could pick something like Hal Higdon. Nothing too "fancy". Also, maybe you should limit the number of days that you run. To a certain extent, since you&#39ve gotten injured marathon training the past few years, maybe treat yourself as a beginner.

    Have 2 simple goals: Make it to to the start, and cross the finish line.

    That was very long, and I admit, I&#39ve never run a marathon. I guess take this for what&#39s worth to you :).

    And since I don&#39t have a blog, but I am a follower, I don&#39t show up on Google Reader (the post below). So you actually have 89 follows 🙂

  • Reply Susan March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I would always say go for the marathon…but make sure to pick a plan that fits your needs. 70 mile weeks are not necessary! A destination race would be awesome, and both of those races have really cool logos! (That&#39s a good way to pick races, right?)

  • Reply Cee March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I feel a bit cheated when I have work dreams. While I enjoy work, I am there for long enough stretches when I am conscious – I don&#39t need it invading my unconscious self!

    I would go with the marathon. I agree that Hal Higdon&#39s marathon plans are pretty conservative, and seem moreso designed simply to finish without injury.

  • Reply atilla March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    please don&#39t do the full marathon..you&#39ve already proved you have the stuff to do it and its not worth the injury…read in the extra time you would have to train

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