Friday, December 30, 2011

Dinner in Sacramento

Hayward Field

Found on my very rainy run, thus the blurry photo!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fun guy trio

Mezza Luna in Eugene, OR

The Crazy Norwegians

Port Orford, Oregon

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve!

My flower arrangement. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Post wedding brunch at Marcy's Diner

Love and miss the track posse! Congratulations Alana!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Food Rules

What I liked most about Michael Pollans' compilation of advice in Food Rules wasn't the aphorisms themselves, but the creative and whimsical drawings!

Eat food, mostly plants, not too much.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Four-Minute Mile

Yesterday I finished reading Roger Bannister's The Four-Minute Mile. It's his personal account of his life and years leading up to breaking the 4-minute mile barrier. A really terrific read if you love running and history! Might be a bit slow for non-runners, but I bet still fascinating to learn about the intricacies of this subculture of competitive track and field you might never venture into yourself. He makes a lot of poignant statements about his concerns about running transforming into a profession verse the amateur status he enjoyed while running. Roger Bannister viewed running as just a part of his life, and committed just 30 minutes a day to his training while in medical school.

Read more if you like!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Final Exam

Just finished reading Pauline Chen's Final Exam.  She came and gave a lecture at Stanford last year and I was really impressed. Her book was a good read for someone in medical school, not sure how appealing it would be to nonmed folks. She was very honest, which I appreciated, throughout the book. Good read overall!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Born to Run

Last month I finally read Born to Run, a NY Times bestseller written by Christopher McDougall that ignited the barefoot running craze. No I'm not running barefoot or wearing vibrams, but I did love the book. Born to Run is so well written, and most of all such a great story! I loved the combination of history, anthropology, data on the running industry, and the compelling characters. I was so sad when I finished reading it, I would consider reading it again, it was that good.

So if you have a chance, whether you love or hate running,  think vibrams are monkey feet or an amazing invention, I definitely suggest reading Born to Run!

Happy Winter Break!

Pediatrics, OB/Gyn, & Psychiatry are now behind me, with a month break here to stay! I start up again in January with surgery: transplant, cardiothoracic and general surgery --should be an interesting two months.

My plans for now mostly include reading and running, with a few mini vacations in between.  I think one of my New Year's Resolutions is going to be to blog more regularly, and I'm trying to get a headstart on that resolution now!