Seriously guys, I'm pretty stoked about my classes this semester. That NEVER happens. Who am I? The last couple of months since the wedding I have felt so dull, and bored, and tired. I thought taking a break was supposed to make you feel refreshed, but it isn't until I'm back in the thick of things that I start to feel like myself again. I feel awake, alive, like I'm me when I'm busy. I have a sense of purpose.
That being said, I really did need all of the TV time and extra sleep I got between the wedding and now. It really helped me realize how much I enjoy being busy.
Yesterday I bought some notebooks and filler paper at Target, and it was AWESOME. I can't wait to use all of that scratch paper in the coming months as I toil away on projects, and I'm kind of almost looking forward to endless discussion forum postings. Why is it that school is wasted on kids? They want to be useful DOING stuff, or inventing, or playing, or wondering. I enjoy LEARNING far more now that my body isn't quite as functional as it used to be.
Speaking of my body, I start running again today after taking 9 days of rest. I'm really looking forward to my run, and training in earnest for my next half marathon. I'm using Hal Higdon's Novice 2 program, because I am really needing to train in higher mileage. I'm also going to *try* to lift 3 days a week, but if I can do at least 2, I'll be alright with it. A different focus for a different season.
And speaking of seasons, throw your hands in the air if you're ready to wave bye bye to construction season. Whitney, I imagine you're jumping up and down, but for different reasons than the rest of us =). The two main roads right by my office have been under construction since May, and it has really made getting to and from work a challenge. Much as I hate the snow, I enjoy when it gets cold enough that the construction crew have to hibernate for a few months. 2 months to go. Just 2 more months.
And 3 months until Thanksgiving week in TX! So many good things coming in the future. Guess I'd better get in the saddle and move towards them.