October disappeared into a black hole of clinical rotations, house projects, and many, many miles. Clinicals are finally over (!!), we now have furniture, and the miles continue to be my daily therapy. November doesn’t slow down at all, and I won’t even be home most of the month to enjoy the fact that our house is now in order. Cooking is limited to my hotel microwave, and meals are the same thing day after day. Miles are monotonously tracked on a treadmill in a tiny sauna of a gym. So glamorous.
Despite these limitations, I am determined to make the most of this month. I am working with an incredible RDN, whom I am so grateful to learn from. I have an entire week break for Thanksgiving. And the end of the month brings the end of my semester grad course (hallelujah!) This year has flown by, school and clinicals and traffic consuming the hours without hardly any attention. These final months need to be savored, holidays enjoyed, relationships cultivated. Rest, reflection, and rejuvenation before it starts all over again in January.
September in Review:
- Get back in the kitchen! (Create) // Made a grand total of 1 recipe. Not putting any pressure on when I’ll get back to this. Most likely not until traveling for rotations is over. I sure miss it!
- Kick up fall race training (Speed) // Two races down (Race #1, Race #2), and 8 more on the calendar before February. I love seeing the progression this year over past years.
- Run once a week with people (Community) // Haven’t gotten a neighborhood group together yet, but training is consistent with a friend of mine, to the point where running alone is so strange! Miles definitely fly by when you’ve got company.
- Have people over, even though the house isn’t “ready” (Slow Down) // This is hard, every time, but we’re doing it!
- Plan a “school-free” day (Be present) // This has been almost impossible to keep, but now that the semester is winding down, it’s getting easier. Still a work in progress.
- Revamp posts. (Educate) // Working in private practice this month has given me insight into the information (and misinformation!) that is out there that people believe about food and nutrition. Going to start working on some fun education-related posts to try to share appropriate knowledge on a few specific subjects. (If you have any suggestions for topics, let me know!)
- Stick to training paces. (Speed) // Sometimes going slow is how you get fast. It has been so hard this training cycle to slow down and hit my target paces. It’s tempting to just keep going fast, but that’s not going to get me to my goals.
- Enjoy the break. (Be present) // I have an entire week off for Thanksgiving with my family and friends. Going to make the most of finally having this holiday without work deadlines, travel plans, and event headaches.