I spent most of my weekend tired.
- Residency interviews Thursday & Friday! These went really well, but the stress just . . . took a lot out of me. I designed the schedule to contain 2 interviews every 2 weeks, so this is an off week, and I’m happy I did it that way!
- Coming off of a call week/weekend. Working 11 days in a row takes a toll.
- Running 7 miles on Saturday morning. 100% my own doing and choice, so I’m not complaining. But I think (sadly) that it made me tired for the rest of the weekend.
- Hormones, etc. (One interesting/positive thing to report: almost every month, my skin breaks out in one or two places — and this month, it didn’t! I have dutifully following my skincare regimen and maybe it actually did something!?)
Honestly, it was not my favorite weekend, and that was mostly because my energy levels were terrible. I took a solid afternoon nap yesterday while G slept, and that helped. And we still did a lot. Multiple play dates, a gathering hosted @ our house, basketball games, piano, playground, more. Halloween decorations (very low-key ones) even happened.
I suspect the kids are tired too, because they spent a lot of time outside yesterday (including a late afternoon pool trip because it is definitely still pool weather here).
Onto a new week. One with no call, and Halloween! We are ready, having bought costumes (thx amazon) in early October. While it’s not typically our favorite holiday, I’m looking forward to experiencing it in our new neighborhood.
Some excellent recent posts:
1- How to make your current job your dream job by Choose FI. Agree with many of the writer’s sentiments! There is a BOBW episode along similar lines (episode #34, Career Crafting) for more on this topic.
2- Okay okay, this guide to paper planners from The Wirecutter (Josh’s favorite website) came out a YEAR ago! But I don’t think I ever saw it. I thought this part was funny though:
“Several Wirecutter staffers use Hobonichi planners and love them, and in our tests the Hobonichi Techo Original and the Hobonichi Techo Cousin fared quite well. We’re not featuring them as main picks because their availability is limited.”
It’s not that limited, Wirecutters! I will admit the shipping is $$$$ but since it sounds like many of the Wirecutter writers — people who are obsessed with the best of everything — are using them . . . doesn’t that say something?
3- The Simple Dollar’s How to Make Meal Prep More Efficient. Simple Dollar seems to be knocking it out of the park for me lately. And I don’t even cook 98% of the time. I liked these pointers on ways to make it easier, though, because someday (I’m guessing) I’ll cook again. (Though honestly . . . probably not for a number of years).
M – BB 21DF Extreme Plyo with 5 + 8 lb weights. Not as terrible as the first time I did it, but still pretty hard
T – 5 mi run, 9:44/mi
W – BB 21DF Extreme Upper with 8 + 12 lb weights. I think I prefer the ‘non-extreme’ upper workout but we will see if this one grows on me.
R – OFF
F – 4 mi with 2 at tempo (Splits: 1: 9:50mi; 2: 8:39/mi; 3: 8:55/mi; 4: 11:49/mi)
S – LONG RUN – 7 mi, 10:17/mi, took it very relaxed. Did not feel hard while doing it but made me super tired later! Weather was 78F but actually felt relatively cool b/c there was a breeze
S – was supposed to do yoga but too tired
M – salmon, probably rice, green beans
T – gnocchi, sauce, chicken sausage, broccoli
W – leftovers
R – some kind of pumpkin chili (need to find recipe)
F – leftovers
S / S – in NC with Annabel (so Josh will figure it out with G&C 🙂 ). We are going on a weekend trip for my sister’s baby shower – the first time I’ve travelled alone with A, and I’m excited about it! I hope it goes well.