So, you know how I said I “didn’t care about the outcome of my training.”
Turns out, I probably do.
I guess I have a capricious spirit these days.
Hurricane Sandy is still reeking havoc on my medical school. One of our main teaching hospitals remains closed, so the great medical student and resident diaspora continues.
When a potential long commute to another hospital looked possible for me (over an hour each way on top of really long days), I did worry that it would affect the quality of my training…as it most likely would have made “training” fairly difficult.
Writing that makes me seem like a terribly undedicated student. I hope I’m not perceived that way. I like to do a good job while I’m at school/work, but like a little bit of outside life, too, particularly since this will be one of my last times to train seriously for probably another four years (and, I’m totally ok with that – residency is important!).
Probably what I meant to write last time was that I don’t care about the result as long as I can put my best into my training.
If I can’t do that, then I don’t even really want to try for a spring marathon.
It’s like putting your name on a really poorly written paper or assignment – who wants to do that?
[I swear I’m not a “gunner,” as they say.]
So, I guess I do care about being able to put in quality training. That’s the part I care about.
Good news, long commute not happening! Crisis averted. We can go back to freaking out about match day and potential injuries, which I am currently still anxious about.
One more thing for the locals…a friend is opening a new self-serve fro-yo place on 2nd Avenue between 34th and 35th! Better yet, on Thursday, 1/24/13, 100% of proceeds from 4-8 pm will go to Cookies For Kids’ Cancer! How sweet is that?! (pun intended)
You know I’ll be there.
TELL ME: LONGEST COMMUTE TO SCHOOL OR WORK YOU’VE EVER HAD? WHAT ARE YOUR WORK HOURS LIKE? DO YOU TRAIN BEFORE OR AFTER WORK/SCHOOL?
Until next time…