However, often times I question, when on earth I will need to know about lyrical poet Archilochus of Paros or about the rise and fall of the Zhou dynasty unless, of course, I find myself on an episode of Jeopardy.
Exercise the brain, exercise the brain!
Regardless, I have survived all but my last final of the semester (statistics tomorrow morning. saved the
worst best for last. ugh.) This semester has been a challenge on a whole new level. Kain conveniently decided to master walking and take his first attempts at running (he’s a natural, I’m so proud) on the week of finals. It’s amazing how such a simple task we all take for granted makes a HUGE difference in the amount of mischief one little person can get into, and the crazy influence it has on his older brother.
Therefore I study in intervals. 30 seconds of studying, 30 seconds off to wrangle a kid from jumping or climbing to an imminent emergency room situation (any mother of toddler boys can tell you no amount of baby proofing is sufficient, they will still find a way to give you near heart attacks). 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off to break up a wrestling match. 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off to fetch a sippy cup/snack/lost train under the couch/baby ate my crayon/what are you doing, what are you doing, read to me/etc. You get the point.
Needless to say, I’m very thankful I added those 6 extra days to the 150 mile challenge. I knew this week would be chaotic. So, I’m currently only at 42 miles, with 108 to go. 108 miles in 21 days. 5.14 miles a day. I accept the challenge. To be continued tomorrow with my “THIS SEMESTER IS OVER” half marathon. Not to be confused with the “last day of classes” celebration half marathon I ran last Friday. Really, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate, can you?