Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Updates on life

I have been awful about writing lately.  I suppose I haven't had a whole lot of profound thoughts, or they occur when I'm in the middle of something else and I forget about them by the time I have a few minutes to write :)

Anyways, I am now on lesson 39 of 40 of my final semester of my final year as an undergrad (every semester we have 40 lessons per class).  I can't believe it.  It's going entirely too fast, and trying to finish eveything I need to get finished is about as stressful as doing my school work!  Actually, my school work is mostly done.  I finished my final assignment I have to turn in this morning, so now all I have left to do is study for finals and be done with school!  Unfortunately, I also have to move all of my stuff, pack it, turn-in all of my gear, and clear the installation.  It's a lot to do when all I really want to to do is socialize and go running.  Unfotunately, my running has been lacking since the half marathon.  My calves have been acting up again, and I actually got a pretty bad cramp last Wednesday during what was SUPPOSED to be a six-mile run.  I took yesterday off because I ran six miles on Monday and my calves were really tight again, and I didn't even do the long run I had planned for last week.  On the plus side, I did go hiking on Saturday and Sunday.  I did Breakneck Ridge on Saturday which is a great workout.    I'm hoping to get in at least six miles today - despite the rain :( 

On the other hand, socializing has not been an issue - mostly because that happens at night and does not require working limbs.  And somehow... my grades have managed to survive.  I think it's because I do most of my work during the day... so my days are completely packed for the most part, and then there is free time in the evenings to spend time with my friends.  The way I see it is that in a few weeks I will be seperated from my friends, and while I'm sure I'll see all of them again, it is not likely that we will ever all be in the same location again (minus during reunions or something), and as I've told others, I won't remember the nights I stayed up doing homework.  Instead, I'll remember the times I spent with the people who matter.  So while I may not be at the top of the class, I'm happier this way.  Of course... my grades have actually gotten better, sooooo.... I don't think socializing has had an adverse effect anyways :)

Anyways, I felt like I needed to post an update since it has been awhile.  Alas, now it is time for Counseling class.