Against my better judgment I booked the only nonstop flights I could find from South Florida to San Diego, and in both directions they are LATE, including a red-eye to get home.
Tonight I leave at ~8 pm from MIA and arrive at ~10:30 pm in San Diego (1:30 am to my body).
That said, maybe there is something to be said about lengthening the night on the way out to help me get acclimated?
I also was kind to myself and have a light day tomorrow. I have one afternoon meeting but otherwise should have the morning to SLEEP IN, recalibrate, and recover. Saturday the full days begin and I will likely be in sessions most of the day though I plan on taking some time to run.
I was weirdly sad to leave the kids + Josh (I honestly don’t remember that feeling when they were younger!?) but also excited. This is the first time since 2019 I’ve been able to attend an IRL medical conference. I am looking forward to seeing old friends + just hanging out learning/talking clinical stuff. And fine, a few nights of not putting anyone to bed sounds pretty exciting, too! (Children if you are reading this, YES I also will miss you!!!!!)
THINGS IN MY BAG POTENTIALLY OF INTEREST:
2 library books (On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous which I will probably finish on my flight, and Maame)
PLANNERS. Yes. My Sterling Ink weekly, Erin Condren monthly (goals/lists), and my Stalogy daily notebook. PLUS an EC lined notebook for note-taking at the conference (they said no phone screen shots of slides! Interesting . . .)
Peanut M&Ms! Purchased at the airport because I needed a fun in-the-air snack.
Clif Shot Bloks. I couldn’t bring gels through security and I refuse to check a bag, so I decided I’d try these instead, as I’m planning on a long run (Sunday).
Will report back from the other coast!