Day 10: Feeling the pressure

Today’s inane image of the day:

Whoever thought of putting a pretzel in an M&M was a genius! These are so good…

I tend to eat bad snacks when I’m stressed and these M&Ms were just too hard to say no to… I know I should get out of the habit of snacking on fried foods [you should see the saturated fat content on the chips I was just eating] but food is just so addicting! Plus, my exercise schedule has been completely thrown out of whack because the OU Rec Center is closed for maintenance this week. The good news about this is that I’ve started jogging, which is a huge accomplishment for me since I was always the kid with the 13-minute mile in school [not to say that I can do much better than that now, but at least I’m making progress].

Unfortunately, because it’s really humid and gross outside, I’m not really feeling like a jog right now.

In other news, I tend to get sick of website layouts really quickly, especially when they are the built-in ones so I went in search of a good template that I could easily apply to Blogger — after testing a number of complex templates that I did not have the time to format to work with my current layout, I decided to just settle for a simple layout that I barely had to tweak. What do you think of the change?

Finally, I’m really starting to feel the pressure of medical school now — last week I felt like we had a lot of work but that it was an adjustment period… but this week I just feel perpetually behind. I should probably be reading or studying right now, but I find it extremely difficult to sit through 7ish hours of lecture, drive home and just sit and stare at books/slides again. No thanks. I need my decompression time.

I need to take things one day at a time and be proud of what I do complete each day, instead of mulling over what I didn’t do, but I think it’s an inherent part of most medical students to strive to know it all and have it all, so it’s important to actually complete everything. Bah!

I need a nap.

Edit: Failed at napping, but succeeded in jogging despite the gross humidity [2 miles in less than 20 minutes? That’s what I call progress! Don’t judge… usually it takes me around 30 minutes and my jog has a lot of really steep hills…]

3 thoughts on “Day 10: Feeling the pressure

  • August 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm
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    I really enjoy your blog!

    p.s. awesome job on the running, that takes some hard work and dedication 🙂

    -Felicia McCarron

  • August 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm
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    @Felicia: Thanks so much!

    I really hope the running thing continues for a while… really helps with unwinding after a long day at school. =)

    See you around!

  • August 26, 2011 at 7:06 am
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    Posts like this help me enjoy life outside of school 🙂

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