I had part of the afternoon off yesterday because I had to go up to the cities for my graduation ceremony in the late afternoon.

So, I took advantage of the super nice 80 degree sunshine with slight wind weather and went out for a 4.5 mile run and then took Abby on a 30 minute walk.

Afterwards, I was craving a cold smoothie. . . OMG this was so delicious. Peach chobani with frozen strawberries and a splash of pineapple OJ. Topped with granola, chia seeds and banana chips.



So then, Scott and I headed up to the cities for the University of Minnesota graduation ceremony for the family medicine residency programs.


Of which, I am a part of! University of Minnesota -Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program. On June 30th, I will officially graduate from the residency program. Last night, was the commencement ceremony to celebrate graduation for the 2011 family practice residents. It was a little weird to ‘graduate’ before I am actually done with my program, but it was still nice.


When I got to the event, I realized that I had ended up with this sunburn from my afternoon activities! Geez. . . I was really rocking it with my dress last night.


And OMG – it is seriously a lot harder than I thought it would be to 1. take a picture of yourself in the mirror and 2. especially take a picture of your back/shoulders (all while hoping no one comes into the bathroom while you are trying to do a self portrait!).




My parent’s met us there for the event.




Check out this super cute card they gave me!


There was a nice mix of heavy appetizers. I had some beef lo mien, chicken stir fry, fresh bread, tomato, watermelon and feta salad, strawberries, and glazed pecans. The highlight was the dessert table: mini key lime pie tarts, truffle fudge brownie cheesecake and raspberry white chocolate cheesecake.


Here are my fellow residency graduates from my program in Mankato.



It was a nice evening.. . but I hate having to go up to the cities on a weekday, cause then we get home late and I don’t get my 9 hours of sleep that I need! 😉

So, I was dragging all day today – especially this afternoon. My large caramel skim latte from Caribou didn’t even seem to help this morning. I also added an Odwalla granola bar to make it a sorta well rounded breakfast!

Lunch was a ham and cheese sandwich on a croissant with Cheetos (love!) and an apple. We had an outside specialist come and talk to us over lunch about health care reform and what it means to our profession so that was the lunch that was provided. Not the best thing ever, but it got the job done. 🙂

This week has been crazy with the weather: 103 on Tuesday and 57 today! I think Abby is much happier with her fur coat in the cooler weather. 

After I got home, Scott wanted to mow the lawn before rain moved in tonight, so I hit up Level 2 of my Shred DVD.

I showered, made us some leftovers salads. . . pretty much everything in the fridge into a salad. A good way to use up food and get in our veggies. My bowl had: lettuce, carrots, peppers (orange, red and yellow), pineapple tidbits, craisins, seasoned chicken, and asparagus. Topped with raspberry balsamic vinegar = pretty decent dinner.

Now I am tuckered out after a long day of work after our late night last night. I am off to hit up the couch for an hour of TV then bedtime! So. close. to. Friday! Smile



Filed under Dinner, Shred

4 responses to “Graduation

  1. Hahah I love your bathroom mirror pics!

  2. Sounds like a big day!!! And that smoothie looks quality. I’m thinking one is in order for tomorrow’s breakfast.

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