yesterday felt much better than saturday. it a lovely weekend day that was neither rushed nor empty. the house is in decent shape, we have leftovers in the fridge, and i got to:
✰ go on a fabulous ‘long run’ [what? 4 miles is long compared to 3!] in gorgeous fall weather
sort of in love with durham these days
i hit the durham side of the tobacco trail and then finished my run up at the finish line of this half marathon that ran straight through our neighborhood! i spotted sara [who rocked her first half!] but couldn’t find my friend k. of note, i’ve decided i want to run this next october. guess we’ll see . . .
✰ get a pedicure [with k deserved it after a 13.1 mile workout
✰ drag k to loyo where we met up with josh who got to finally leave the hospital
the big reveal?
so, being a physician certainly has its drawbacks, especially in the residency/fellowship years. lame hours, unimpressive hourly wages [again: as a resident/fellow], emergent demands, and plenty of stress in various situations.
however, there are just a few advantages.
for example, you could casually head into the hospital wearing your old scrubs [to look the part] so that your wonderful OBGYN friend can give you an ultrasound just so your husband can be there [of note, it’s the whole doctor thing that will NOT allow him to be there at my official anatomy scan.]
dr. s — more commonly mentioned on this blog in the context of him [and girlfriend k] cooking some sumptuous meal — invited us to the OB suite last night while he was on call. i brought him pumpkin pasta; he showed us a heart with 4 chambers, an intact diaphragm, a normally developing brain and spine, cute arms/legs/fingers, and . . .
for some reason, i’m shocked! i have been expecting to hear ‘it’s a boy!’ for months now. initially, i think it was because that option scared me a little bit more and i needed to prepare myself, but then i started to REALLY get into the idea of a boy. we even had some cute boy names picked out and i called the baby ‘him’ when we referred to uh, her.
so, a surprise, though i know the odds were always 50/50! in truth, the moment i heard him say girl i realized how much i DIDN’T CARE, as long as it was healthy. so clichéd, but so true.
workout: 4.1 miles in 41 minutes, mostly on the tobacco trail + [very easy + relaxing] prenatal yoga class
pumpkin penne i made this rachael ray recipe ages ago and remembered how good it was when i started browsing online for pumpkin pasta.
spanish + endo: back to it today!