Plans for the Week

July 19, 2021

A detailed version for you this week because why not.

WORK: I am on call, which starts tomorrow. However, this is yet another one of those blessed call weeks where I do not have to cover overnight! (Comparatively, I LOVE these call weeks!).

Today is going to be a GME/research-focused day — we found out Friday that we received IRB approval to launch a coaching study in our institution’s PGY2s, so now there are several things that are time-sensitive as we move towards launch. I’m excited for this project though!

(I’ve never done anything requiring IRB approval or exemption and currently I have 2 projects in the works. It feels weird and moderately anxiety-provoking. I am never going to be a researcher for the primary part of my career!)

KIDS: Welllll, after skating we received an email that we have to keep the kids out of camp due to an exposure in A’s group (not sure how close the exposure was – they didn’t provide details). I hope they can stay busy enough this week. This is actually our first quarantine other than when WE were the ones with COVID.

We are definitely surging with cases here. And our hospital is getting filled up with (unvaccinated) COVID admissions. Depressing.

This is for our county (Broward). Case curve appears quite steep.


M: Run 30 min + 6 strides (20 seconds running faster / 60 seconds recovery x 6)

T: Peloton strength – usually a 30 minute Strength for Runners with Becs Gentry because I just find her delightful and these are not tooooooo hard

W: Threshold run – 2 x 1 miles, 2 x 1K (threshold pace = ~9:30/mi. Heat is preventing me from ramping speed up too much but hoping the effort will pay off by wintertime . . .)

R: Peloton yoga – 30 or 45 minute flow class of some kind

F: Threshold run #2 – 1 x 2 miles, 1 x 1 mi (threshold pace)

S: Peloton strength stack – 30-40 min total such as 20 min barre + 15 min Flash 15 (strength)

S: Easy longer run (45 min)

DINNER PLAN: all from Dinner Illustrated

M: Nepalese chicken curry with rice + green beans

T: leftovers

W: black bean soup (w/ sour cream + tortilla chips)

R: basil/garlicky spaghetti with Roma tomatoes

F: leftovers

S: takeout night!

S: TBD – something easy though!

READING: Crying in H Mart. Excited to read this acclaimed memoir. (I tore through The Other Black Girl this past weekend in 2 days. I’m not sure how I felt about it after the fact, but it was very gripping and I did not want to put it down.)

ORGANIZE 365: I will be ambitious and announce that this week will be the week I finally complete the “Bedroom” section! Days #35-42 of the 100 day program include nightstands, books, and surfaces in the bedroom. IT IS TIME. I will set a timer for 15 minutes each night and get this done as I’ve been ‘stuck’ for a couple of weeks now!


  • Reply A. July 19, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Was the vaccine fully available in your county? Those numbers are (9.9% positivity!!) crazy. 58.2 is at least one dose? What is the number for fully vaccinated?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 19, 2021 at 8:26 am

      FULLY available and free.

      • Reply A. July 20, 2021 at 7:49 am

        So surprising and weird… Imagine if we need a boost in nov-dec… Hope some people will « wake-up » at some point.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns July 19, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Bummer about the cases and hospitalizations rising in your county. I haven’t looked at our stats recently and have just looked at our state-wide stats which look pretty good overall. I think our at least one dose number is close to 70% for Minnesota, but likely higher for my county (I think/hope – need to confirm this hunch!) I just really hope things don’t spiral and impact school. We haven’t had an exposure/quarantine since late Nov/early Dec at daycare. I thought my maternity leave was going to be awful, but luckily our son never had to quarantine.

    So nice to not have night call. Is that set up going to continue or are the days for that numbered? I know it was a phenomenon of covid, but maybe it works so well for your practice that they can shift to having someone take night call for some people, at least occasionally, in exchange for not doing daytime call? I am probably not using the right terminology (finance person!) but hopefully you get the gist of what I’m asking. 😉

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 19, 2021 at 10:53 am

      In our group, we each have 1-2 call weeks yearly that are covered by a different dr who doesn’t do weekdays (he works up north). We cover his patients when we are on. It’s awesome when it happens but not the norm!

  • Reply Kari July 19, 2021 at 11:37 am

    I have a super random question! Do you still like/wear your Uniqlo tops you referenced in your wardrobe update a while back? I’m considering a purchase but curious how well they age as they are just so cheap!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 19, 2021 at 11:42 am

      I’m wearing one today if that helps 🙂 they don’t last forever but definitely 1-2 full seasons of repeated wear.

    • Reply Christine July 20, 2021 at 12:58 am

      Just chiming in to say that I ran into these in a Uniqlo store a couple of months ago, remembered seeing them here, and bought them in two colors… and I *love* them! (Sufficiently so that I actually later went back for a third color.) I can’t say how they might hold up with time yet, but I can say that they definitely don’t feel like they only cost $14.95 or whatever it was. They’re so flattering but also comfortable! (Um… I don’t work for Uniqlo or anything, despite how this may sound! Come to think of it, they were my first post-pandemic clothing purchase, so maybe that’s why I’m feeling excessively enthused about them.) 😀

    • Reply Gina July 20, 2021 at 8:15 am

      I’m jumping in with another vote for the Uniqlo tops. I bought them in three colors after seeing them here (with the intention of returning one or two) but kept them all and have worn them regularly. They fit well and were perfect to dress up when I was teaching in the spring or dress down with shorts this summer. They seem like they will last better than my Madewell tshirts, too.

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