running 18:40  2.0 mi (9:20 / mi)
On Friday, got the ok from the doctor to run bc she says it looks like the swelling is "encapsulated", so she doesn't think running is likely to worsen the swelling. So officially adding an end date to the injury! :D Doctor still doesn't know I go to roller derby practices, but she told me not to do anything where I'm likely to fall on it again, which I'm interpreting to mean that I can so low-speed skating practice but not anything where I'm contacting other skaters or going at fast speeds around curves (at least not derby direction, but maybe if I went the other way I couldn't fall on my left side).
Also on Friday, I had a conference abstract deadline. Wednesday, I'd had a super confusing bug w mechanical turk (where I run my experiments) that delayed my experiment by a day, but based on the results I got Thursday, my advisor and I decided it was worth re-framing my abstract and also applying for the travel award, both of which were due the next day.
But also on Thursday/Friday, the head of the department emailed me to talk in person about an HR-type problem I told my PI about a few weeks ago (about a known-to-be-creepy and now-emeritused-because-creepy professor), and I *thought* he'd forwarded to the department head just to catalog for future reference and that it wouldn't require any further effort on my part. But probably because of all the things going on at Rochester and Dartmouth (and/or the email record of the first professor I talked to about it handling the situation very poorly), once it went to the department head, he felt compelled to forward the description of the incident to the university level, so I spent 15 minutes re-hashing all of that with him, which will ultimately hopefully be a good thing, but even though it didn't actually take that much time, the lack of communication made me very angry/distracted from doing my actual job, which is doing research, not trying to get known-by-the-entire-field-to-be-creepy professors uninvited from department events. (But worth noting that maybe sleeping better and eating better would make me more robust to unexpected annoyances at busy times of the quarter.)
Luckily, I have a very good advisor, who convinced me that it wasn't too overwhelming to still do the travel award application and also the extra supplement that's more likely to get me a talk at the conference, even though I was in a very pessimistic mood.
And ultimately the whole experience with the HR thingy will be useful to me, since I'm on the department committee that's re-examining how to handle these sorts of things in the future, and also there may actually be some repercussions for him at the university level. (But none that I'll ever know about, because the department's not allowed to officially comment on anything that goes to the university level bc otherwise the university might get sued. Which is interesting to me, esp. as it relates to department culture, and want to ask some friends at other places how these types of things get handled at their places.)