School’s In, Summer’s Out: Why My Bed Time is Earlier Than My Kids’
It’s 8:45pm and I am honestly, seriously thinking about going to bed soon. It’s been a long day, with a crazy long wait to take x-rays + a patient with a “challenging” personality in the clinic this morning (school started last week, but clinics started this week, so today’s patient was my first for the school year) and a long afternoon of calling patients to try and book them in. I was unable to get a patient for this afternoon and still haven’t found one for tomorrow afternoon. One of my least favourite parts of dental school is having to line up almost all of my own patients. And really, there are a lot of crappy things about dental school, so that’s saying a lot.
Some bad news about my running today: I think I’m going to have to pull the plug on my half, for real. I got the okay from my physio to try running this week, and after less than 1k, my IT band started to ache by my knee. Bummer. I have to admit that as I walked home, I sort of wanted to cry (I didn’t). And then I was just sad for awhile. I’m okay now, and I’m trying to keep in mind that I want to be a runner, not a former runner.
My eating has been pretty ugly the past couple of days. Hello, chocolate, thanks for coming by to comfort me. Yes, I’ve been doing a little emotional eating over the weekend, as it’s just hit me how long my to-do list is these days. Yikes! Part of the issue is that I haven’t been eating enough earlier in the day and then end up being a ravenous beast once I get home. Must get on top of packing a good lunch and snacks (along with the 2 million other things I should be doing – haha!).
I’m supposed to be studying right now, but I think I’m going to go wash my face, brush and floss, and crawl into bed. I am officially pooped.
By the way, I’m hitting the hay, but my kids are still up because while I have school tomorrow, they don’t start until next week. How lame is that?
What do you prioritize when work/school starts getting busy? Are you one of those virtuous folks who manages to fit in her workouts, do you hit the hay nice and early, or do you just hang on and do your best?