“ONE MORE DAY . . .”
what’s that? oh, it’s the rallying wail that josh and i always seem to be uttering at the end of every vacation. but this time, i think it’s particularly appropriate. talk about an abrupt end to the festivities! our apartment is a disaster, there is laundry as far as the eye can see, and i have multiple projects on the horizon.
this week is going to be a catch-up week, but i don’t have to get everything done at once! i took some time on the plane ride home to write everything down, as shown above — a trick that always makes me feel better. after all, if i can fit it all on one sheet of paper, I CAN GET IT DONE!
you know what else makes everything better?
goals for the week
☑ work on chipping away at the mess in our apartment bit by bit
☑ catch up on sleep! (vacation was fun but not restful)
☑ spend time working on upcoming projects
☑ read daily for my new rotation: genetics & metabolism
☑ back to regularly-scheduled runs and workouts
☑ easy, simple dinners — a bit of a detox from all of the (delicious but decadent) restaurant food i’ve eaten all week. i’m dying to cook, but i need a little doin’ time break!
who am i kidding? this list actually makes me pretty happy. i crave routine and enjoy getting back into the swing of things! sitting here and writing this post after eating my ‘usual’ breakfast was even more wonderful than usual because it’s the first time in a while i’ve been able to do it. it may be boring, but i’m glad i enjoy my “regular” life.
i’m also on backup call again for the week — and it sounds like there are multiple sick residents, so it’s fairly likely that at some point i’m going to be called to step up to the plate (HOPEFULLY not in the PICU . . . ). in fact, i’ll just assume that it IS going to happen so that i’m not dismayed when it does. this means planning ahead and making the most of my time when i do have it this week!
past week’s workouts: 4, but only if you count the 1.5 mile run josh and i did on wednesday!
total of 28.5 miles (13-mile long run with emily, 8 mile tempo run, 6 miles with kath, and 1.5 with josh)
alcohol-free nights: two, i believe
desserts eaten: many!
money spent: freely
overall value of the week-long escape?: priceless.