I am done with Research Methods! (It actually doesn’t conclude until tomorrow, but I have finished & handed in my final assignment, so there!) It was the best/hardest class I’ve taken so far. The only thing that makes me sad is that we won’t do a full thesis for my program, because I would love to take the next year to do an actual research project based on my capstone topic. (Which I am not going to tell you yet. Ask me again next spring.)
After work today, I am celebrating with a happy hour with one of my favorite people. I have so many great neighbors, and feel so lucky that so many awesome people have moved to my block since the architect & showed up just over four years ago. After happy hour celebrations, I have FIVE WHOLE DAYS IN A ROW off work, for things like yoga, and triathlons, and house warming parties (not mine, obvs), and gardening, hair cuts, and running!
I have a lot of trouble balancing work/school/working out lately. Last week I was a marvel of working-outedness! I worked out as many hours last week as I did in all of April. Go me! This week? Nada. I have been staying up late working on my final paper (done!) and too tired to get up in the morning to exercise. I have a triathlon on Saturday, so maybe I’ll just claim this week as a super-dee-duper relaxed taper? A taper that involves not even going for a walk? Maybe some yoga on Friday. That’s taper-appropriate for my sprint triathlon, right? I totally need a full week off to prepare my body for the rigor of something that won’t (hopefully) even take two hours. So glad I developed that excuse. “Oh, I’m not lazy, I’m tapering.” (Please imagine that said with my nose in the air and with a slightly snooty tone.