Well, what the heck? Why not start with Voyageur first?
|Munger Trail after the Duluth Flood by Ryan Zimny|
See incredible photos here: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/2012flooding.html
Ok, so it turns out The Mayo Clinic has a certain rural residency program (with the initials of frequency modulation radio --- I just don't want anyone looking for the program being forced to read this blog) that is a 10 minute bike ride from our current house. I biked over yesterday to meet with the residency director. I became extremely nervous describing the situation under which I left a residency (across the country from SR) when I found out I was pregnant and then moved to Europe wit him. Of course, the decision makes sense to me, but medicine is like politics and you need a perfectly clean slate if you want to be accepted into a new residency. The truth is, I am not guilty of anything, but now I need to convince other people of that, too. Why do this? I want to be able to practice clinical medicine and you need to have a board certification to do this. I want to learn how to care for an entire person and not just their eyes. I am interested in the health of an entire community. And I want the option of doing sports medicine.
The interview went well, but I want to explore the best options out there. Though living here, near the step kids would be perfect.
I'm always developing something, but this time it is a study to compare pregnancy outcomes and childhood health in swimmers vs. runners. The reason for this is swimming is very established as healthy for pregnant women and they are actually a perfect control group for runners because they tend to have the same sort of healthy lifestyle. I am hoping to use the data from the Danish National Birth Cohort.
It is changing my life! Core strength, injury prevention and treatment of tightened muscles. I have practiced yoga for 10 years now but never knew how different yoga in a heated room would be. Of course, it is the simplest laws of physics at work in the human body. If you are in our town, Root Down Yoga is the place to go!
I've been working on making this blog something I can attach my real name to. My dad and mother-in-law have been instrumental in letting me know this needs to happen! I am going to also create links to the research posts I've written. Basically because I know nothing different, I will write the same tone and honesty that I always have.
This race is on our schedule for July 7th and I am accepting recommendations of places we should stay in The Twin Cities. I can hardly wait for the first ultra of the summer.
I can't believe I just had time to write such a long blog post!
|My dad and my son at Brady's Bluff|