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As of late

I guess I’ll just be a little bit more up front/literal with this post.  Here’s what’s been going on in my life:

School!  6 days a week I labor and toil incessantly cramming bugs, drugs, symptoms, and more into my brain hoping it will stick.  Literally.  My schedule shows no mercy with exams every 2 weeks, so the heat is always being felt.  On the bright side, we are learning some sweet awesome relevant stuff this year.  Not that last year wasn’t awesome, but we are actually learning about disease this year, so, for example, I’m currently studying different types/causes of diarrhea, hepatitis, and STDs (and drugs to treat).  So, even though the heat is always felt, I guess you could say it’s a good kind of heat.  Like heat from the oven that is baking cookies (maybe not that good…but you get the idea).

Running! On top of school I’ve been training for the Chicago half marathon…which is in 7 days!  It’s been taking up a decent amount of time, but will be worth it next Sunday.  I’m super excited to be doing this, as it’s been on my “list” for the past couple years.  The real kicker is I have a micro exam the next day.  I like to call this act of defiance “choosing life outside of med school.”  Or stupiditiy.  Take your pick.

Speaking of running, RunDetroit launches next monday, the 14th.  It’s a bit surreal to see this idea that was conceived over a year ago while running being materialized before my very eyes.  God is good.

So that kind of paints of picture of now.  Simple, yes.  Busy, yes.  Challenging, yes.  Loving it, yes.

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September 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment