Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Debate Night

And it's the final one. Should be good. I hope it is anyway. Just in from an easy 5.5 mile run. Very easy - just wanted to stretch the legs a bit and get some fresh air. I will sleep well tonight. It has been over 36 hours. I don't know how or why but I actually feel pretty good! The conference was well worth it today - some interesting perspectives from FDA this morning and the chance to chat with some of my reviewers. And then I had lunch with an old colleague. When I first started in Galway I would spend hours on the phone to Doug every day. He was based in Boston and taught me so much in those early days. He's since moved on so it had been a few years since we met though we keep in touch on a semi-regular basis.

OK, the boys are on. Time to sign off and tune in.

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A long day

And it's about to get a whole lot longer. After working way late Monday night I slept in until 8:30am yesterday and then headed out for a nice easy 6 miles. Spent the rest of the day at the conference, with some meetings in between, getting back to the hotel around 4pm. Worked a few hours and then headed out again. These double-runs are quite addicting. It was even warmer than Monday evening - still well in the 70's and a beautiful full moon. It was very pretty indeed running around the well-lit monuments. And no fear of having to worry about running after dark in this city - there are cops and security guards on every corner!

Another easy run ending up at around 8.5 miles. Swung by Whole Foods to get dinner and walked back to the hotel. Started into work around 9:30pm and let's just say I seem to do my best work after midnight... things are a little crazy right now with a number of big submissions on the horizon so I knew this would be a busy week rather than a case of a few days at a conference and come back to work and get caught up. No, the catching up is being done real time! Or rather late at night. Very late. With the result that I am writing this post having not slept. I do this from time to time. I seem to be able to manage but I might not be so confident in a few hours. Today is an all-day session with FDA so at least I'll be interested in it. But first, time for more coffee... and a cold shower...

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