Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Final Countdown

Today is my last day of school - forever!

As excited as I am by this proposition (and i'm very excited) there's just too much to do right now. I'm going to be MIA until after my Federal Tax final (Monday) and then the big ramp up to the Derby Festival Marathon.  9 Days! All of these deadlines really got into my head last night on my run.  Nothing but negative thoughts for 45 straight minutes: My shorts are rubbing, my feet hurt, what's in my shoe? My shorts are really tight, did I gain weight? I feel so blobby, I'm hungry, I'm not going to want to eat when I get home @ 10..... and on and on and on. Not even thoughts of a cute, squirmy, loving pound puppy could turn it around. My legs and lungs were just fine, my heart and head failed the test.
This week's wish was an easy one: stop taking this time for granted. Now that we're down to the wire, I should be enjoying my accomplishments and savoring the journey. I've always believed that the hardest part about a race is making it to the starting line. No matter what, I'll be at the starting line next Saturday and I'll have overcome an ambitious training plan and busy spring to get there. It's time to stop worrying about all the details, all the extras, and all the numbers and start loving these moments.

This morning I'm going to head out to my favorite park and run just to run. No pace, no time, just run. Can't think of a better way to wash yesterday's blues out of my mind.

Well, after I finish a chapter of tax.

Happy Running!


  1. yay!!! i cant believe you had your LAST day of school as in FOREVER. NUTS. you have so many fun and exciting things coming up. definitely just enjoy the moment. each will be fabulous :) well maybe that final will be more fabulous once its over...but then its all fun and sweet memories in the making from there :)

  2. CONGRATS on your last day!! That is awesome!!! And good luck on your!

  3. Congrats on being DONE!!!! Good luck on finals!

  4. YAYAYYAYAYAY!!!!! so exciting :) you must feel amazing - and I love the 'just run' plan. I'm not going to be timing my runs either. YAY!!!

  5. UPDATE! how was the end of school?!?!?!?!?!