I am three weeks into my second year of medical school and I really can’t even believe it. I feel like even though this journey is tough and I don’t sleep much and I’m always studying, its flying by! And to be honest, I’m not mad about it. I’ve been doing a lot of studying at home lately, I find that I’m less stressed than I am in the library, I can be more relaxed. I’m still at the library 4-5 hours a day, but its not like last year where I was there 10-12 hours a day.
We are in our last block of anatomy lab and I am seriously so happy, I told my lab group I was going to make a paper chain to countdown our days left in the lab (Maybe overkill? Maybe just really over the cadaver lab?) I thought I was going to love the lab, but I really don’t. I’m so grateful for the opportunity, and I do learn a lot being in there, but I’m so ready to not have to shower 3 times a day. I guess its not that I don’t like the lab, its just inconvenient. And I’m not a huge fan of dissecting, so a lot of the time I’m just sitting there reviewing the atlas and trying to make sense of the this crazy human body. Wish me luck in my last few weeks! Only 1 practical left after Friday :-).
I’ve been eating lots of veggie wraps for lunch before lab. I put hummus, guacamole, white (or black) beans, cheese and mustard on a lettuce wrap and chow it down. Its so good, so quick, and it keeps me full until I get home. Oops I think I forget to mention the cup of coffee I have to guzzle down at noon to keep myself alive for the second half of the day ;-).
I ran 3 miles in the morning a few days this week and I forgot how much I love morning runs, I find myself tired and not really wanted to run as the day goes on – I’d rather just lazily take Ivy out for a walk, so I like to get my run over with early. Getting a dog was one of the best decisions I made in med school, because instead of just sitting at my desk studying- she forces me to get up and outside! I can walk around nearby and read notes and get some fresh air. I love it, and Ivy loves it too!
I have some really delicious recipes in the making and I’m looking forward to posting them soon. I hope you all had a wonderful August, I look forward to being around more! I leave you with this amazing one-pot pasta dish, heavy on the carbs but light on the dishes! Enjoy.
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
- 4 cups veggie broth
- 1 lb fettucine pasta
- 1 (12 oz) jar roasted red peppers, cut them into pieces
- 1 large sliced onion
- 1 (15 oz) can fire roasted tomatoes
- 4 oz cream cheese (or greek yogurt!)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Boil the veggie broth, add in the fettucini pasta and onion and cook until al dente. Remove from heat. Add tomatoes, garlic powder, cream cheese, and diced red peppers. Stir on low until warm. Serve!