But if they gave us NOTHING to do over break, then it would be like coming to a complete stop after running two miles, and we might get muscle cramps. So thankfully they scheduled a test for us on January 4 to make sure we maintained a slight jog throughout break. Don't get me wrong, up through Christmas we (I'm assuming all of us) were in the stage of hands on your knees, slightly doubled-over, huffing and puffing, can't move even another step. But now I'm back up to a slow jog.
This test is for our Physician's Core class, Advanced Physical Diagnosis. It's pass-fail, so no one seems to take it that seriously, but we've been warned that it's quite possible to fail, and we've seen the proof in the unhappy-looking third-years that show up to our lectures each week. Not wanting to be THAT third-year, I am doing what I call relaxed-studying over break. While my family watches TV, I sit with them ...but with my Physical Exam text book open. When my family needs help cleaning up the kitchen, I can claim I'm too busy studying (shh, don't tell them). And for a couple hours every couple days, I am actually legitimately studying.
The problem with this cool-down lap though, is that it's not really a cool-down lap at all because at the end of it it's not like we get to hit the showers, drink gatorade, and talk sh*t about our coach (what? we never did that in high school...).
|My middle school lacrosse team. I'm goofy-looking #16|
[I very recently discovered this ability to cross words out. Expect to see more of it