Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Just Another Marathon Monday



Mondays this semester are no joke.  I spend a good portion of every Sunday planning, prepping and resting up for my worst day of the week.  The schedule looks something like this:

5:30-7 - Masters swim.  Coach has been giving me masters on Monday because that's really all I have time for.  And this is the only time slot I can attend.  Sometimes I manage to get up early and make it there, sometimes I…don't.  There have been days where the extra sleep has felt more necessary, especially with the schedule for the rest of the day.
Anytime between 7 and 12 - Seeing patients for our clinical trial visits.  It all depends on what I am assigned when the schedule goes out on Friday afternoon.  This week I was assigned to run two hour-long patient visits at 8:30 am and 10am, but I had to be at work by 8 to get their files from the lab and go to clinic from there.
12-1 - First class of the day: department colloquium.  Weekly presentations, either a professor in the department or an outside speaker.
1-2 - Race home and walk the dogs, then race back to campus
2-3 - Genetics/genomics class
3-4 - Grad student recitation for the colloquium.  A chance to ask questions of the week's speaker.  Graded on participation and a paper written about one of the talks.
4-5 - Grad student recitation for the genetics/genomics class.  Each grad student presents a paper and leads a discussion about it.
5-9 - I teach physiology lab during this time slot.  I'm lucky I got a great group of students who make it fun. And also that they are understanding about how insanely caffeinated I am at that point being at the end of my long days.
9-?? - When I am done teaching, I come home, give the dogs their evening walk and dinner, sit on the couch, force food into my mouth, and try to decompress enough to fall asleep.

Clearly Tuesday-Friday have a lot of making-up to do for Mondays.

10 comments:

Damie said...

LOL! I totally get this. My days are looking so much the same. Some days are just weighted so heavily from sun up to sun down. Good luck! you can do it!

Damie said...

LOL! I totally get this. My days are looking so much the same. Some days are just weighted so heavily from sun up to sun down. Good luck! you can do it!

Tea said...

It's smart to choose sleep over master's when you need it. As for the rest of it "F*CKING-A"! That's a stupid schedule.

Tea said...

It's smart to choose sleep over master's when you need it. As for the rest of it "F*CKING-A"! That's a stupid schedule.

Tea said...

It's smart to choose sleep over master's when you need it. As for the rest of it "F*CKING-A"! That's a stupid schedule.

Tea said...

It's smart to choose sleep over master's when you need it. As for the rest of it "F*CKING-A"! That's a stupid schedule.

Mary Sue said...

Wow, that's a brutal day! The rest of the week must seem like a breeze after Mondays.

kT said...

After reading that, I feel the overwhelming urge to go take a nap.

Maggs said...

That's brutal. But at least you get it out of the week early. Having to deal with Monday and then a day like that later in the week might kill you :-)

GoBigGreen said...

Life is full for you! I read alot but never comment so wanted to tell you i am still here, but ya like you finding challenges this winter:) Hope to see you sometime!