|As you can clearly see, there is no T wave repolarization after that last QRS complex.|
(Nothing about this strip is accurate, but the message is clear.)
I. The Problem: med-school is overwhelming, and I haven't raced
I think I've identified the problem, though. I've had this really ambitious writing prompt in mind for some time now: that I'd put out a series of three posts on my professional and ideological progression as I've made my way through med school. Sounds exciting, I know. "A Trilogy of Tri-Med Posts" was going to be the grandiose title. But I think the enormity of that idea has basically prevented me from writing anything at all, as I've been too overwhelmed by the prospect. That and I haven't had as much opportunity to race the past two years. My 2014 "season" consisted of one event: Wildflower, and that was it. I didn't race, so I didn't write. Very sad.
But readers, smarten up! I'm about to make all of that frustration and painful heartache worthwhile.
Everything here on the blog is about to change.
II. The Solution: the tri-med lifestyle revealed
What do I mean? Well, certainly the original charter of this blog will remain intact. I still plan to document my wheelings and dealings in the sport of triathlon thoroughly on this webspace. Probably too thoroughly, as has been my custom. There will continue to be training highlights and photo journals and exhaustively long race reports. But there will also be scattered entries about my medical exploits, including but not limited to: shocking insight into the inner workings of the medical system, the horrors of the operating room, gripping near death experiences (for me, of course, not my patients), the challenge of choosing a specialty, residency application drama, and other thrilling stories of life-saving/baby-catching/suture-throwing/antibiotic-wielding/anticoag-pushing antics. That's all really good stuff too! It's a huge part of my life, and since this blog is essentially a public journal, I'm going to share it all.
I know it's not triathlons, but I'll make it interesting, I promise. Besides, I'm always tweeting about the tri-med lifestyle anyway. Time to make the blog follow suit.
III. So, where to start?
And after that, then what? Who knows!? Not me. I've got a few other med school topics in mind, we'll see which ones surface first. But by that point the pre-season will be heating up too, and there should be plenty to talk shop about in the triathlon world. We'll see.
IV. Some Truth