Monthly Archives: June 2012

Weekend

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Well somehow or another I lost my flip flops this weekend. Good thing I remembered my tennis shoes to golf in this weekend.
It was a great Sunday morning on the golf course with the men of the family. I was pretty amazed I golfed 18 holes and used the same ball the entire time. Pink ladies golf balls must be my thing.

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Run

Starting my marathon training this week has reminded me about how much I use to love to run. I wish I wouldn’t have stopped running every day of the week.
Running by myself is kind of boring at times, but also very peaceful and just time to be by myself.
I downloaded Hal Higdon’s Marathon training app to help me keep track of my progress and stay on track.
Today is just an easy three miles, but the last three miles I will ever run in a pair of glasses!
It’s a little rainy and cloudy out, but I think it will be a beautiful run.

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No more glasses

There hasn’t been a day in my life that I can remember, that I have been able to wake up in the morning and see the alarm clock without reaching for my glasses. Well tomorrow morning will be the last day I have to reach for them.

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Today I had one of the most in-depth eye exams and eye health exams I have ever had in my life. After they dilated my eyes and gave me a few eye drop prescriptions they sent me on my way. I am excited about getting LASIK and never having to wear glasses.

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real life again

Things to do with the rest of my  2012: 

  • training for my first full marathon, yes that is 26.2 miles 
  • Insanity, getting toned at the same time I am taking care of my cardiovascular health 
  • Need to find that skinny, fit person that started medical school 2 years ago
  • starting clinical rotations in my third year of medical school 
  • enjoying spending time with my husband 
  • living in different parts of Oklahoma that I may have just driven through or did not even know existed 
  • hopefully getting to have some weekends off to enjoy REAL life 
  • getting LASIK eye surgery (NO more glasses or contacts for this girl) 
  • maybe cleaning a little more around my house 
  • trying to learn to be a better cook 
  • LEARNING 
  • Making sure that I get my daily vitamin D
  • maybe cleaning my car 
  • visiting some beaches 
  • Season 5 of BREAKING BAD, guess I need to watch season 4 
  • Golfing, definitely golfing more (and possibly buying my own set of golf clubs)

I am sure this list could go on and on forever with things that I plan on doing this year, in particularly this summer. 

real life again

Things to do with the rest of my  2012: 

  • training for my first full marathon, yes that is 26.2 miles 
  • Insanity, getting toned at the same time I am taking care of my cardiovascular health 
  • Need to find that skinny, fit person that started medical school 2 years ago
  • starting clinical rotations in my third year of medical school 
  • enjoying spending time with my husband 
  • living in different parts of Oklahoma that I may have just driven through or did not even know existed 
  • hopefully getting to have some weekends off to enjoy REAL life 
  • getting LASIK eye surgery (NO more glasses or contacts for this girl) 
  • maybe cleaning a little more around my house 
  • trying to learn to be a better cook 
  • LEARNING 
  • Making sure that I get my daily vitamin D
  • maybe cleaning my car 
  • visiting some beaches 
  • Season 5 of BREAKING BAD, guess I need to watch season 4 
  • Golfing, definitely golfing more (and possibly buying my own set of golf clubs)

I am sure this list could go on and on forever with things that I plan on doing this year, in particularly this summer. 

The ending of the beginning

Last Tuesday officially marked the end of two years of book work, sleepless nights of studying for exams, and the classroom education to becoming a physician. On July 1st a new chapter begins: clinical rotations.
Looking back at the past two years I think I can officially say that it was the longest and the shortest two years of my life. From the first day of endless printing and crying about how there is absolutely NO way I could possibly learn or maybe even read all of this information, to meeting some of the best friends I have ever had, learning that it is possible to learn a ton of information, have some kind of social life, stay in a committed and loving marriage, and the minimal amount of sleep that I actually need to feel like a human being the next day and pass an exam.
COMLEX boards were the beast that had to be overcome before I could have a very tiny summer break. Trying to keep up with Doctors in Training during the semester, COMBANK, and the other Q-banks, plus perform well in my actual classes proved to be a difficult task. I managed to, well sorta. And to top things off a solid month of 8-14 hour days of studying. I would just like to thank my husband for putting up with me through all of this, thank the girl that made sure I had a stress outlet to discuss boards with, the guy that sent me so many questions to test my knowledge and for all the love, prayers, support, and encouragement that so many people provided me.
Vacation with the husband and parents has proven to be a much needed stress relief and fun.
I will be learning and working hard for the rest of my life, but I am so glad that the past two years are behind me. The next two years are going to be hard and challenging, but I am so excited to actually get to see medicine in action.

For now though I am going to enjoy my vacation.