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May 20, 2009

This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 09:07

Alright so that quote might be a little awkward for this blog.  I mean, it’s obviously not about running as I’ve been running for years.

Rather, I’m going to brag on my internship first which I started yesterday.  Quick recap: I applied for (and received) and grant through my school to take on an unpaid internship.  The internship being of my choosing and in the Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine / Ortho dept.  As of right now, this is the dept I can see myself in once I graduate from medical school.  Granted, I do reserve the right to change my mind, but right now this interests me the most.

So back to yesterday.  I went in to the city for the first meeting, to set up what I’ll be doing, the expecations of me, ect.  First off  (well maybe not first because I just wrote a novel above) the dotor I’m working with is AWESOME. She’s wicked smart and funny and great.  I can see her being a mentor.  So we worked out a schedule where I’ll be observing her in clinic once or twice a week and writing a review paper, essentially on a topic of my choice.  Her specialty is more endocrine than ortho so the idea is to find a topic that kind of meets us half-way between the two.  Needless to say, I’m stoked!  My sick, twisted brain is even happy to be doing research right now heh.

So even though this is my running blog, I will keep y’all updated on my internship when exciting stuff happens as I am really pumped about it.  And since this a running blog, I will stop talking about work and start talking (writing?) about running!

I had a pretty good run yesterday morning.  I ran before heading into the hospital and it was still slightly cool.  First off (haha I used this phrase already today but I like it) the weathermen lie.  All of them.  Because it was NOT in the thirties when I woke up.  Therefore I overdressed a bit.  Luckily I wasn’t in my stumble-right-out-of-bed stupor that hits me when the alarm goes off at 6 haha.

When I’m home I typically go running at 1130 unless my schedule dictates otherwise and since I haven’t been doing much lately, I haven’t done a before-breakfast run since the semester ended.  I had forgotten how nice early mornings can be, provided of course that I’m not running on a busy road in rush hour traffic of course. But listening to the birds waking up, the way the sun bounces off of leaves, insects buzzing / chirping (hopefully not around my head hah), its great.  I think I should try to add a early morning run once a week so that I can enjoy it, as a bonus I wouldn’t be running in hot and humid weather like I most likely will be today! What’s your favorite time to run / the time you would run if you were obligation free?

And because the word count on this post is creeping past the number of words I like to use in an *essay* (remember, physics major here!) I am going to leave this post at that.  But I just went off on a tangent about time of day in my head, so I think I will ponder it some more for tmrw. Have a great day all!


  1. Even when I don’t HAVE to run first thing in the morning, I still like to do it then.

    Comment by runjess — May 20, 2009 @ 17:46

  2. I love running first thing in the morning when there is nobody around and everything is sparkling with dew. It does seem to end up with me having a mid afternoon slump though, which is hideous with children coming home from school at that point.

    Looking forward to reading more about your internship!

    Comment by marathonmummy — May 21, 2009 @ 16:37

  3. I love running around 8 in the morning… dont have to get up TOO early but also not wasting the day 🙂

    Comment by aron — May 22, 2009 @ 15:50

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