So, last night we went over the pelvic exam and how the vagina is not a potential space and is, indeed, finite.
Look, no one really looks forward to the pelvic exam. But, should you see your gynecologist yearly, yes?
Well, first of all, gynecologist are fundamentally awesome people. Like myself.
Second, you need an exam to make sure nothing is wrong and you need birth control, unless you have a religious, moral, or other objection to it.
BIrth control is something I deal with every day. As I mentioned before, my favorite website to refer people to is bedsider.org for information on all things contraception.
Unintended pregnancy is something I see a lot, as well. Which is why I mention birth control method with every single patient.
In my counseling sessions, when I mention the IUD, I get a lot of “oh no not something inside me thats so weird!” or “my moms friends had those and they got all messed up” or “I’m not gonna have sex anymore.”
I want to walk around with a button that says “NOT YOUR MOM’S IUD.”
Whoever is marketing the IUD, needs a new scheme. We need to really repair the image of the IUD. Why? Because IUDs are awesome. It is like having gold in your uterus. Yes, I tell that to the patients. “I’m putting gold in your uterus right now.” But, seriously, IUDs are like $700 so it is sort of like gold.
If it could, the IUD would really need to go on Dancing With The Stars to rid itself of its image from the Daikon Shield days. Prove to everyone its lovable, friendly, and safe.
Maybe we could make IUD sound trendy and cool. “The IUD – its electric! Boogie woogie woogie.”
Or maybe we should walk around with buttons that say “Ask me about my IUD!” Its true- something like 80% of gynecologist using birth control use an IUD. Or some impressive number like that.
Anyways, IUD marketers – let’s be friends? Start a twitter feed? Let’s repair the image of the IUD.
Moving on to something far less exciting, running.
The love affair continues. Running and I eloped to Tahiti tonight. It was beautiful.
I decided that I want to try to do one track workout/tempo and one long run per week until a half marathon I’m running in October. Obviously, this is energy and time permitting.
Last week, I did the 10 min tempo, 6×1 min on/1off, 10 min tempo, which added up to about 3 miles worth of “work.” So, I thought I’d keep the volume the same but change it up a bit and do 3 x 1 mile. I also like doing this workout as the mile sort of serves as a benchmark for me, giving me a small indication of what kind of shape I’m in.
I ended up feeling really great. I did the first three in 7:15, 7:14, 7:11. I felt so good and oddly motivated. A little voice inside of me said “you can do one more, just go for it, its only 7 more minutes of your life.” I then spiked an imaginary football in my head and was like, “let’s do this, track!”
So, I did. 7:11.
I neglected the fact that I still had to run home after this. A mile seemed really far then (I live about a mile from a track).
So, that was my night.
Which is now ending. Dream land is calling.
Until next time.
Daily Coffee Tally: 3
PS – Every time the coffee man said “just milk, no sugar,” I really wanted to say “Nope, I’m already sweet enough!” I refrained. Maybe tomorrow.