As much fun as I have had while working on assignments for school lately (and I say that with no sarcasm), I am starting to wear down with the late nights. Tomorrow, I have a statistics quiz, and after I turn around from that, I'll have a project due the next Tuesday, then the final on December 4. There's a light at the end of the tunnel, but this is one long tunnel.
Outside of statistics, I have small edits to make to my Foundations paper (my draft would've earned me 93/100, but I want more!), and I still need to study for my Intro to Scholarship final on December 3.
While I wouldn't say I am overwhelmed by all that's left to do, I could certainly use some extra days in there to rest. I'm looking forward to my race this weekend, and there will be time on Friday (before the race) and Saturday night/Sunday morning (after the race but before I head home to Baton Rouge) to do some of this work, but I wish I could build in a little more time for rest and relaxation. The holiday on Thursday will be wonderful, and I am looking forward to family time, but I wish I had teleportation abilities so I could save on the travel time.
Whew, I'm whiny. As I've said, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, but like in a trail race, being able to see the finish line doesn't mean there aren't roots that could still trip me up. I have to keep picking up both feet to avoid the things that could trip me up between now and the end. I have a plan, and in 15 days, my first semester of doctoral classes will be all wrapped up, but I'm sad when I think about the lack of sleep I'll probably experience over those 15 days. I'm going to make myself something caffeinated to drink and keep pushing like my GOTR 5K bandana said. Maybe I need to wear that bandana every day.
Something that made today great: Treadmill running at lunch! I climbed 1,447 feet over 4.52 miles.
Time I woke up: 7:53 am