for all of your thoughts yesterday. i appreciated them all, from the reassurance some of you provided about just saying “screw it!” once in a while, to some very interesting insights on the fashion debate. i replied in the comments section, and i also want to write more about this topic — but not this morning!
one of the things i love about pediatric endocrinology is a fierce dedication to understanding the pathophysiology of the disease processes that we treat, including at the molecular level. i will be doing basic (ie, bench) science research during my fellowship.
once upon a time, i was a biology major who loved her genetics and physiology courses (ie: NERD AT HEART). i spent considerable hours in the lab and have a master’s degree in pharmacology (which involved sitting through myriad cell signaling lectures where hundreds of abstract-sounding protein names were thrown around like old friends).
amazingly, though, much of this information seems to have been erased from my brain, or written over — probably with vaccine info, dosing for common pediatric meds, and developmental milestones. the focus during residency is much more on the clinical and practical side of medicine, and therefore i haven’t thought about things like CpG islands or trinucleotide expansion in years.
so, as shown, i did my homework . . . it was actually rather fun and brought me back to my college days — back to the basics of bio 101, baby! hopefully this afternoon’s teaching session will make me feel confident that all the basic conceptual knowledge is still there and just masked by toilet training pearls and ear infection diagnosing skillz.
workout: i didn’t feel like it, but could not bear the thought of skipping the first workout in a new month (i already said i was a nerd . . .). of course, i was glad i went! i don’t think i’ve ever gone to the gym after work and regretted it.
40 minutes elliptical (while watching a very old grey’s episode where meredith as surgery intern gets bitched out by a pediatrics resident . . . uhhhmmmm okay)
– 2 x 12 pushups
– 2 x 12 leg press (90 lbs)
– 2 x 12 bicep curl (12 lbs)
– 2 x 12 walking double lunges (10 lbs each)
– 2 x 10 forward/lateral raises (6 lbs each)
– 2 x 12 tricep press (15 lbs)
– 2 x 15 bicycle crunches
doin’ time: very easy broiled salmon with zucchini + corn. it tasted better than usual after my little martha break.