I’m done with my first semester of grad school! Still waiting for final grades, but I’m pretty nerdy so I’m not particularly worried.
Since Thanksgiving running has rarely been part of my routine. And I’m okay with that. I think the last time I ran was over a week ago. I honestly can’t remember. Running will always be a part of my life, but school needed to take priority. Even without running I have managed to squeeze in a little exercise here and there. Yoga has been my go-to since it doesn’t require going out in the snow and it is a lot easier to roll out the mat for a 20 minute study break than it is to bundle up, run, shower and lose at least an hour of precious study time.
I’d like to start running again soon. I’m not too worried about any losses in fitness as I have ZERO races on my calendar, but I do enjoy running and am starting to miss it. I’m just not sure how to proceed. I do best with a training plan to follow (even if it is just as simple as the number of easy miles to run on any given day), but I don’t want to start crafting a training plan only to discover that a few weeks into it school gets in the way. To be honest I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it because my brain has been filled with other fun stuff like “contextual inquiry” and “assessment of learning in academic libraries.” I’m sure I’ll come up with a plan soon.
I’d also really like to get a posting schedule worked out because I really miss interacting with you all. Again I’m hesitant to commit when I’m not exactly sure what my free time will look like in January. But I’m here now! So please say “Hi” and let me know what you’ve been up to lately!