I think this is the first moment of sit-down-and-relax time I’ve had since Saturday (and let’s be honest, that was mostly sit-down-and-try-to-relax-but-instead-panic-about-all-the-crud-i’m-putting-off time). I’m at about 50 hours of work for the week, and have spent all but 8 of the last 24 hours on campus. Fun times!
This week has been pretty rough running-wise. I got about a mile in on Tuesday (10 minute progressive run through the moonlit streets – fun but freaky), and am hoping to get some core/short jog in tonight, and a nice long run in tomorrow 🙂 I really need to figure out how to fit running into this schedule…but it’s just so tough!
Some samples from my week:
Monday – A blur of meetings, office hours, and homework.
Tuesday – A flurry of tears, studying, and ill-fated attempts at research.
Wednesday – spent the majority of the day studying for a midterm. I went into the test with beautifully organized notes (I even had a reference-material index, heck yea!)
By the time the 90 minute exam was over, my frantic page-flipped had reduced my beautiful reference guide to a horrid little pile of chaos. On the upside, I squeezed in the final problem just under the time limit, and got to share a brief moment of jubilation with my lab mate who’s also in the course (and was very happy to have finished his first American/English-language exam!)
Thursday was a lovely 15 hour slog of research, homework, class, and TAing. There were a few highlights – I got some awesome coconut-butternut-squash soup (mmm) and had a lovely conversation with the super-sweet ME grad program academic advisor. She told me my running-shoes-and-dress combo was cute – automatically awesome in my book 🙂 Going back to the less awesome things, the lab ran out of coffee at 2pm and I was on campus working until 12 a.m. Luckily, emergency coffee!
Unluckily, tasted like dirt 😛 After turning in my assignment at midnight, I walked out of the lab straight into the unloving arms of a roaring sleet-storm and then got trapped in traffic behind hordes of football fans. Enough said!
Now just need to survive 3 more hours of teaching before I head to the park to get a short run in, and then I’ll finally get to return home to snuggle up with some hot cocoa, Dr. Who, and my *favorite* gradebook. Ah, living the dream ;P