Sunday, May 27, 2012

No good very bad day

Yesterday I was participating in an 8 hour mountain bike race. I was aiming to do 11 laps (improving on my 10 laps from last race last September). After lap 1 my back started to hurt. By lap 6 it was so excruciating that I had to get off my bike twice during the lap to stretch. I had to stop. I felt really bad about stopping. In biking a lot of people talk about suffering through pain and keeping pushing through as being the ultimate in a good racer and touch rider. I can push through lots of types of pain, but these back spasms were just crippling. I have another race next weekend and need to be back at my best and shake this off. I've had two disappointing races in a row over the last two weeks. How do you refocus from failure?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy birthday to my wonderful beautiful husband!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Doctors are truly the worst patients. I got to work today and was feeling a bit dizzy... checked my BP in curiosity and it was 74/56. oops! Guess I'm a bit dry!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I had to take two days off this week because of having gastro. Hopefully I'll be able to go back tomorrow. Sometimes I wish I had an office job where me leaving for a few days isn't as difficult. I feel guilty leaving them in the lurch, but I couldn't get off the toilet long enough to even drive to work today.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just in Time

Just when I never thought I'd have a really good belly laugh again, one of my first year medical students tried to take someone's oral temperature with an ear thermometer... I couldn't help but guffaw.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Residents beware, your first year in practice is exhausting. I barely feel like I have time to catch my breath and I have a half day off per week.