I'm up to my nose with work nowadays. Nak update pun terkedot-kedot.
I'm swarmed with meetings, courses, campaign planning and keying in datas. Oh, did I mention I had 50 patients today ? And adding to all that, I misplaced the diary I used to jot down the minutes of Monday's meeting. And I'm supposed to hand that in early next week.
It such a wonder how the government whine about their doctors resigning by the dozen when they still insist on this 'perah-selagi-boleh- policy. We're clearly overworked. I don't mind the patients, but the paperwork is such a pain. And the bureaucracy! Ugh.
And because of this recent tight schedule , I'm forced to squeeze in this week's weekday run here and there. Due to Monday's extended meeting, I got home at 6.30 pm with a splitting headache. And with that, my Monday run went down the drain. So Tuesday, I had to qada Monday's run and squeeze it in with cross training. This afternoon I forced myself to do that tempo 11.2 K run on the dreadmill because tomorrow I'm off to a full day course. And in all that stress of finishing the run, I realized I achieved a PB in 10K (62 minutes) which theoretically means that I can possibly do faster in a race. Betul ke?Ntahla. Must enter a 10K race one of these days to experiment, kan? Cheyy, macam bagus je..haha.
Anyway, this week's 33K LSD will be moved to Friday ( cuti!) bacause Hub has to work on the weekend. Not exactly work but more to some training involved. Wish us luck!( and stamina, and endurance, and enough strength)
And know what? I reinvented my love for grapefruit this week. We bought some in the hypermarket a few weeks ago and they hibernated in the fridge after the kids almost gagged on their tartness. The thing about grapefruit is, it's so sour that sometimes people tend to sprinkle some sugar on it to make it more edible, which totally beats the purpose of eating fruit. But I remembered a family trick when it comes to eating grapefruits that we acquired 20 years ago. At the time, we were in Canada cause my dad had a 3 and a half year stint with the Malaysian Consulate. Somehow, after a few months of arrival, my dad was so naive he got suckered into buying a carton (!) of grapefruit. After a first bad experience of tasting the bile-bitter-sour taste, my mom chucked the whole carton in the basement and swore off grapefruits for life. Dad wouldn't hear a word of it. He took back those fruits and not wanting anything to go to waste.decided to peram them. And sure enough, after a couple of weeks, the fruits had a slight sweet tinge finally palatable to the tongue. So that's what I did. I kept those grapefruits long enough until it was finally almost sweet. Unfortunately, hub and kids still refuse to eat them. Siap claim lagi , " What is it with women and sour things?"
But try it. I heard that it promotes weight loss and contain anti cancer agents. How true is that, I don't know. Try googling it up.
Have a nice Wednesday!
( ntah papela entry aku ni)