Sunday, November 19, 2006

Long Road Ahead

My shift on call wasn't too bad. We had a c-section at 2:30 am. This one wasn't technically a "crash section" as the baby looked good. The woman had gone into active labor, and was scheduled for a section on Monday as she was 2 weeks past her due date, and the baby was estimated to be too large to deliver. At 5 am a "first-timer" came into triage, and to our surprise, she was over halfway dilated and ended up delivering at 7 am. This woman was a champ-- she labored mostly at home and had less than a half-hour of active pushing. All with only one dose of narcotics, and no epidural. I must admit I'm somewhat scared of the idea of giving birth.


I was looking back at some of my older entries, and I came across this one. It occurred to me that I haven't done any goal setting in a while. Today I was back at the gym. I jogged for almost 37 minutes straight, and was able to do 3.5 miles without any breaks. Not bad, eh?

So here's my new set of 90-day goals:

1. Owe less than I do today. Lately, my credit card debt has been increasing, rather than decreasing.

2. Be at the gym at least 3 times/week. I think it is a little less depressing to set a schedule for myself rather than a goal weight.

3. Make some local friends who don't work at the hospital.

Uh, long-term goals I'm still not so good at coming up with. I do want to travel more, and figure out my career of course, but I have a hard time thinking that far ahead.


Chris said...

Nice job on the running. I've got to make some short term goals for martial arts because the thought of over another year to get my first degree black belt seems so far off.

1. very smart move
2. Smart to set your goal with factors that are in your control, like going to the gym vs. actual weight loss, since you have more control over the former.
3. yeah, but then you end up with friends who, after six beers, say stuff like "Hey, Kate....what do you think this rash is" and reveal some body part that should remain clothed.

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ru said...

Possible Long Term Goals
1. Visit three new countries in the next five years; they can be adjoining; however it does not count as a new country if its name changes while you are there.
2. Write a collection of short essays that could be combined into a book or *gasp!* a novel.
3. Take a road trip to a new place at least five hundred miles away.
4. Pick a church that you feel comfortable in.