Friday, May 28, 2010

First year almost over

So, first year of residency is almost over. Someone the other day asked me what I was going to do in July... he thought I was done my two years already. That made me wonder - what am I going to do next July? Things are up in the air with the husband's job and whether he will be able to move to the town where I'm doing my residency. Right now we live about 1.5 hours apart and only see each other on weekends. It's a good thing, because my one bedroom apartment is waaay too small for both of us. We are constantly tripping over each other on weekends and now that we have 5 bikes between us, storage is becoming increasingly difficult. So, if he's making the move here, I think I'll have to make the move into a bigger place... I think a 2 bedroom is ideal for us. A bedroom and a bike room! We also still need to be on a ground floor because taking the bikes up and down stairs is very inconvenient!

Anyway, I know that I want to do OB as a part of my family practice and I know that I want to be in an office with a more experienced doc or a group of more experienced docs to bounce things off of. I have lots of patients in my resident practice who will want to follow me and some I would rather didn't!

I signed up for the LMCCII the other day - SO EXPENSIVE. I never knew it would cost me 1850 dollars. Good thing I got in on time because the late fees are ridiculous as well. If anyone has any tips - I have no idea what to expect.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm on holiday. I hate holiday when there's no actual holiday. I'm at home. With a cold.

I was planning on training a lot this week. This cold is really slowing me down. I tried to compete in a race this weekend and had to pull out because I felt like ass. This racing thing isn't going as planned right now. I'm hoping to see some improvement over the next couple of weeks after this pesky cold is gone. It's funny - it feels like everyone else is getting faster and I'm getting slower. How frustrating!

I'd better start reading my big stack of journals so I feel productive. And stop eating chips. Yikes.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

What a shit ride!

It was raining, I had the wrong tires on and it was muddy muddy muddy. I slip slided my way around 3 laps of misery. I HATE biking in the rain. I HATE biking in the mud. I HATE when my husband tells me how I should enjoy my back wheel skidding out because it's FUN and why else would I mountain bike. I was just looking for some G-D Sympathy! OK?!?!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

And they're back

The palpitations are back. I think it's a mixture of stress, exercising and caffeine consumption. I'm going to go tea free for a while. I always know this is related to stress because not only do I get PVCs but I also get horrible GERD at the same time, making me think I'm having chest pains. The summer ramp up in my training schedule probably doesn't help.

I had an awesome mountain bike ride yesterday with a bunch of guys and girls from our club. The rain fell but we weren't deterred... well, atleast the 5 of us that kept going weren't deterred. We did about 25 km of mountain biking in 2 and 1/2 hours with lots of stops to keep the group together. All in all I think my skills are improving with only one fall on a slippery wooden bridge. I did that Wednesday night race series ride last week and will be heading out there again this week and I'm stoked! There are only 4 of us in the sport women cat but there's one girl who does the o-cup cross country series as well so I think she's really going to motivate me to be more competitive.