Today’s going to be busy…off to a class, then to the Gazette, then to the dietitian, an interview for my final writing piece, and back to the Gazette before a meeting on campus at 5:30. I think when I get home around 7:30 I am going to CRASH.
I have been up since 5 (I went to bed happy with some dark chocolate and the freedom to sleep in til 8, but no dice!) so you better believe I got some things checked off my list.
I officially am applying to UBC, Ryerson, Columbia, and Western for Journalism. My references have been contacted and the online application is done, but now comes the fun part: writing essays, getting transcripts, and putting together the portfolios the schools want. Each is of course a little different for the essays and the portfolios, but that’s okay. Luckily my most daunting task is putting together my online portfolio for my writing class, so it all goes hand in hand.
I also did some research this morning, at the doctor’s suggestion looking up some stuff on PubMed. I found some interesting articles about the female athlete triad, athletic amenhorrhea, etc. If it’s something that you’ve been bothered by, these are new for me (even though they’re not new articles):
- The female athlete triad and cardiovascular dysfunction — of personal interest to me with my own situation
- Clinical inquiries: What’s the best way to manage athletes with amenhorrhea? — sort of the same old same old
- Athletic amenhorrhea: energy deficit or psychogenic challenge? — interesting! because I struggle with how I can be “not eating enough” to have enough energy to make the hormones I need YET could be gaining weight/fat…this suggests something else might be up
- Menstrual function in sports — I’m sure there are other people who are interested in this stuff
What I was really hoping for was to find out how long it takes to come back to normal after a period of athletic amenhorrhea. Six months is the only real indication I got out of these. While I can’t be sure that I’m at a balanced place with exercise and eating, I think I am much closer than I’ve been in the past (and if anything, since I have gained weight, erring on the side of extra nutrition/energy).
Anyways, I want to get a few more things done before my busy day really takes off!
PS I saw another story on the Today Show that got me even MORE excited for next week! Bonnie and I are seeing the Rockettes with Danielle and one of her friends on Tuesday night! That’s only 5 days away… 🙂 🙂 🙂
Do you ever get into research articles just for the heck of it or to self-diagnose?
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