Orientation week is going well so far. Selfishly, I am happy that it’s a bit of a break for me — while I do have to lead some of the orientation sessions (including this afternoon), I blocked off the entire week, so there is less multitasking for me than usual.
(I still have to check in daily with my clinical inbox, but having no patients scheduled is definitely a luxury.)
I have several GME-related projects that have been looming in the background (letters of rec, learning plan, curriculum-related things, eventually ACGME reporting due in August) so I am seizing the extra time to get some #%(*#$& done. After ~3 years in this role I guess I finally seem to understand the rhythms of its yearly calendar.
I have a tempo run on today’s workout schedule. I am trying something wild and eating before running, as inspired by Fuel For the Sole (running nutrition podcast recommended by Chelsea). I have run fasted for years though not in my marathon training days.
In hindsight I do feel I started to run slower once I started running fasted BUT this also coincided with running in South Florida which is much hotter/humid in the mornings, too. Also, I am old. But let’s see if a half bagel with jam is the key to speed on today’s tempo run today. I will report back tomorrow . . .
The big kids are getting so excited for camp! And admittedly so am I. I just think it will be a really fun/relaxing change of pace around here. 4 weeks is just about perfect – it feels substantial but also will go SO quickly (there’s a call week, a PHL trip, and a visiting day/NY trip as well in there — and I know this will make it fly). I just sent them postcards via Postagram (recommended by my SIL so they’ll have mail when they get there).
And for the first time G will sort of dominate our family rhythms. How incredibly different and what a treat for her.
(Hopefully no one will fail their COVID tests on Thursday or rapids on Saturday. That is our last hurdle!)
((And on that note, I scheduled G’s vaccine for this weekend! I’m not actually sure which she will be getting because Walgreens didn’t specify but then decided not to worry about it because neither seems to be a clear winner or loser anyway.))
Apparently we are leaning into summer hygge which at this house means Netflix and Youtube. I’m not too upset about it.