Thursday, August 07, 2008

Race pics and my crazy life

First off, some race pics. Amazingly, I don't have the knee-jerk oh-my-god I hate these pics I look like such a fat-ass response that I usually get. I actually like a couple of them! But once again, it just highlights what total crap running form I have. Ah well, looks like I have something to work on!








In other news, my crazy life...

Just when I thought that I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life I get smacked in the face with something new. Emergency.

In med-school we are taught a lot of things. It's absolutely a crash course in physiology and pathology. But one thing that we are not taught is basic first aid and life support. I know, crazy! It really struck me when riding in the Sweet Corn ride and our friend went down and broke his wrist something fierce. I was thinking- holy crap, I'm going to be a doctor in a few months and I have no idea what to do for him right now. But damn, could I ever manage his hypertension or diabetes!

So then the next day I started my Emergency Medicine acting internship eager to learn although I was pretty sure I was going to do radiology. Within 2 days I made a total 180. THIS is what being a doctor is about! Going in to work into the complete unknown and being forced to use absolutely everything you've ever learned to figure out what is going on with your patients. Having to think fast and be calm under pressure. Needless to say, I am really enjoying it. But now I have about 3 weeks before applications are due and have to do some serious rearranging and research. yikes!

Ok, I'm off to study. Tonight I am hitting the skies to work on Life Flight for Cleveland's Level 1 Trauma Center. I can't WAIT!

13 comments:

Andy said...

Jodi,

When you go out on the flight deck, look to your left. Two floors up, on the corner facing the choppers, is my office window. I love watching the flights go in and out... look for me in the window!

I've watched them for 5 years now, and I'd die for a chance to ride along. Have fun!

Flatman said...

That will be an awesome (scary) profession...!

Pics look great!

triguyjt said...

that is very cool...
pics were excellent...you looked fast and cripes...seeing your time.....You Were!!!!

I hate some of those...gheesh I look chunky shots I get at times.... I cropped one of the morgantown finish shots...
i just looked like a goober with a beer belly...(I dont even drink)..so I just cropped the sucker...LOL!!

Wes said...

I'm really digging the pink tri suit :-) You are going to be great at whatever you choose! I think you are being smart about making the right choice!! Knock'em dead, kid (figuratively speaking ;-)

Ange said...

Great race pictures!!! You look fast.
Emergency med sounds so exciting and challenging to me. Like you said, I bet you'd never feel bored wiht your job.
Good luck making a decision!

E-Speed said...

great job at Steelhead girl! You rocked it! Hope someone returns that helmet, what a bummer!

Judy said...

I can just imagine that you would hav great ER stories for us here - congrats on great race pix! Did you find your helmet?

Brian said...

ok. next year we'll ride again and i have confidence that you'd be able to set my wrist right then and there.

nice pics. did you ever find your helmet?

Steve Stenzel said...

You look GREAT in those photos! You're flying in that 3rd one! And if I remember right, you were pretty smiley out there too (but that could be because of who you were looking at....)

;)

mangotriathlete said...

Wow! nice pics. Speedy too. I agree, sometimes pics are an eye opener about form (though I think you look great)... hey, I guess its a good way to be aware of it, right?
Good luck on the career direction - follow your heart and gut!

Big ass sitter said...

Nowonder I had a hard time finding you. You lost the pink tape on your handlebars. I miss that.

Danny Montoya said...

You look great in those pics Jody!!

Mr. Satan A. Chilles said...

That doesn't look like 'total crap running form' to me. You know better than anyone how you're running, but most folks have no clue that they're flailing all over the place when running, so just being self-aware is proof that you're probably better at it than most.

I hope I look that good someday in a race!