Ok, I realize it has been FOREVER since I blogged last, but I have a few really good reasons (excuses). Get ready for a super quick catch up.
First, this semester is finally over! This was one of the longest semesters ever and I have spent the last two weeks in beast mode trying to complete all the papers and ace all the tests all the lovely professors pile on us at the end. I am proud to report I passed Ecology, Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of Plants, Organic Chemistry 2 Lab, and my last upper level University Writing class. Here is the scary part: I only have 14 hours (4 classes) left! I will graduate in December and I am playing my last bit of school a little different. I have decided to take summer school and complete Microbiology and Organic Chemistry 2. This fall I will only have to take Plant Physiology and Aquatic Ecology (an elective). Basically, I am taking one class at a time to reduce my stress load. I am not sure if I am going to apply to grad school or just get a job. I have a little while to think about that…
Second, after the semester ended last week, I needed to get a baring on what was happening in the rest of the world. Over the two week study-a-thon, I lost all contact with reality. I had no idea what was going on in the world. I just needed to breathe and recover for a day.
Third, I read a book. I actually read a book that was not related to school. I bet you can guess what it was about. Yep, running. I suppose if I can’t actually run, I will read about people who can. I read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It was very good, even if you don’t like to run yourself, it is a very entertaining story about some super great runners. Also, it gave me some inspiration. The author had been plagued by injury and learned a new way to run that allowed him to complete a really hard 50 mile race. That makes my heart happy. If he can do it, maybe I can too…
Forth, I celebrated Mother’s Day. I didn’t do a darn thing. Well, we did go over to my sister-in-law’s house and help with dinner. It was nice and she did a great job of planning everything and getting us all together.
Well, that about sums up the last two weeks. Pretty busy, but not that exciting. I have absolutely nothing planned for the next two weeks. I am going to catch up on housework, catch up on reading some of my favorite blogs, and spend some time outside. I am headed to the orthopedic surgeon this afternoon. Hopefully, I can get some good news and not have to have any surgical procedures. I just want to ride my bike for now, but maybe I can get a timetable for returning to running. I am afraid I am going to lose all the endurance, I worked so hard to build up. I am doing good counting my calories, but I would love to get a few extra by doing some cardio.
What have you been up to? Have I missed anything super exciting?