Spooky&Speedy (10/29/17 to 11/4/17 Training Log)

This week brought a return to a formal training plan, the first sub-freezing temperatures of the season, and a frighteningly fast track workout. I also signed up for the Wisconsin Marathon, slated to be held on May 5th, 2018. That's nearly 27 weeks away, providing ample time to start and maintain a new training regimen. I'll… Continue reading Spooky&Speedy (10/29/17 to 11/4/17 Training Log)

Payback (10/15/17 to 10/28/17 Training Log)

I ran my sixth marathon, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon, on October 15th, finishing in 3:35:22, about twenty-four minutes slower than my PR. Given the enormous trauma endured by the body and sheer volume of running involved in a marathon, it's fairly common to feel jaded by the sport after finishing. I know of… Continue reading Payback (10/15/17 to 10/28/17 Training Log)

My MCAT Plan of Attack

There comes a time in every premed student's life when they are resigned to begin studying for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). With the arrival of my 23-pound seven book set of prep materials from Kaplan this past summer, I took another step in my journey towards medical school. For those familiar with the… Continue reading My MCAT Plan of Attack

Review: Stranger, Saint Savage

Though I spent several cherished months as a trombone player in the fifth grade, I have little other musical training. (That stint, however, did earn me friendships that lasted exactly three weeks after elementary school ended.) Nonetheless, I jumped at the chance to review Stranger, the latest EP by Saint Savage. The best critic is at times the one who… Continue reading Review: Stranger, Saint Savage

Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician

This piece is the first in Premed Summer, a series of posts that address the most important aspects of a premedical student's career. The Reasons: Time Money Health Last week I watched my first open procedure. This is med-talk for when tissues and other bodily structures are exposed to air during a surgery. During the three-hour… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician