Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ive actually been doing some good

I feel like lately, I have been consumed with me - my schoolwork, my frustrations, my problems, but I am happy to say that in the midst of this that I have been able to do things for other people besides just donating money - which I have very little of at the moment. Yesterday, I had a teleconference with my mom (who is the principle of a school in a low income neighborhood), my advisor, and a really nice physician, to set a date for a health fair of sorts where we are going to get free physicals done for a bunch of people in my mom's neighborhood. It all started with a conversation with my advisor and I am just so excited that it is really going to happen. It is neat to finally feel like this profession that I am working so hard to become part of is finally going to let me of some real help to people.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO NICOLE - Nicole informed me of how I could stop the ads in my comments section without just turning them off.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Batting 1,000

Well it's official, I have passed all of my first round of exams (4 question exams, 1 lab exam) and I am thrilled. I even passed all of them with a bit of room. My next round starts again next Monday, but I am just happy that I made it through the first set. Also, I ran in the Race for the Cure on Saturday and did much better than I expected. I had a goal of 34 minutes, with a stretch of 32 minutes, but ran in just over 29 minutes. Especially after not being the best about running because of my exam schedule, I was excited. Thank you to everyone who donated to the Komen Foundation in my fundraising page!!! My next race is called the Turkey Trot and I am moving up from a 5K to a 10K. The goal is to be able to run a half marathon with Chris in March, either in Indiana or Little Rock. Then, the year goal is to train for the Chicago Marathon in 2006 - a mightly lofty goal for a girl who could barely run a mile at the beginning of the summer. But I enjoy the training. I'm not sure I really enjoy the act of running, but I like the time to clear my head and train with someone for something specific. There is a lot going on - I seem to barely have time for life - but that is the life of a med student I am told. Hopefully I can keep it all up :)