2 weeks, that is it! When I began this crazy journey of a second round of grad school I thought it would never end but here I sit two weeks from the final day to submit all my clinical evaluations and cases. This also means I am 15 days from marathon #21, great planning…isn’t tapering bad enough, now add to that all that goes along with finishing grad school. Over the next few weeks my brain will be consumed with the following…
Not just any paper but one to basically wrap up the past year and the education courses I added to my doctoral program. 25-50 pages worth of writing and describing my experience as an educator, complete with my own philosophy and of course literature review. So far page 1 is started, good thing it is a compilation of four courses of work and I can pull from past papers. 72 hours to write this monstrosity of a paper! With the wonderful forecast of 70s this weekend I’m sure some of this writing will be done sitting outside J
Wrapping these up, but I love them! I am working with a great physician who loves to teach and is passionate about what he does. I love sports medicine and knowing that I am helping someone regain the ability to perform their sport or even daily activities without limitations or pain. I what’s better then working with another runner, we can share great running stories besides the medical side of things.
A few weeks ago I mentioned heading to an interview, well good news I got an offer but it is my perfect job. I have this ideal job in mind that likely doesn’t exist and know I need to settle on some things. So where do I make sacrifices? The hours, the population I want to work with, the location, the money? am I the only one who considers workout schedule when looking at jobs? In my dream world I want to work part-time with flexible schedule and minimal to no weekends and in sports medicine, although I have strongly considered going back to the excitement of trauma again. The good news, while this job does not seem to exist right now, I have a call back for a 3rd interview on a different job (yes 3rd of 4), a 1stinterview on another job and this potential offer that can sit until I graduate. What is your ideal job? What will you sacrifice?
Studying for Boards
This is the part that scares the stuff out of me! I am not a great test taker although I manage to pull through when it matters. Without this the job search doesn’t matter. I have taken my review course and just need to make it through the next couple weeks then begin the intense act of studying in every free moment.
The joy of running and my workouts are what get me through the stress of school! ALl about balance, right? As a runner I honestly can’t think of a better way to celebrate another accomplishment in my school and career. Hoping this will help push me through the race to a new PR! And then I will get a well deserved great dinner not only to celebrate my graduation but refuel.
The good news is I think (and hope) we are all on the mend; we are almost at 24 hours without a fever. I actually enjoyed a nice walk last night in place of a hardcore workout. Today I actually woke up feeling normal, hoping for a nice run in the sun today. Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans? We are hoping for a bike ride to get ice cream as a well deserved study break for us all. O gets to head outside to be Matt's "research assistant" to obtain data for his final.