And now, for an adventure of another type…school starts on Monday.
I’ll be honest, for a minute (or a few weeks) I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. I’ll spare you the long story, but tell you for future reference, if you ever take a semester off from school, you have to actually reapply to the school. Who knew? Not me. Thus, I’ve been scrambling to get everything done last minute, and really wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull this off. Yesterday, literally hours before the “we’ll drop all of your classes if you don’t pay us” 5 pm cut off, I was running circles around campus from my advisors office, the registrars office, admissions office, and financial aid. God bless those people. Not one of them gave me the stink eye or even a huff over the fact that I was scrambling in the worst way to get everything done. Instead, they went over and above, approving things that usually take weeks to process. And now, I’m in. LAST full semester before graduation. With a possible May class (if I can’t get in this semester) and an internship over the summer. I even have books!
Holy cow, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m still in a bit of shock over it, and trying to wrap my brain around the reality that as of Monday, I need to be back in school mode. Turn off the “wow-wow-wubzy” Nick Jr , there’s peanut butter and crayon smeared on the couch mushy brain, turn back on the exercise physiology, what’s that muscle called again? side of the brain.
Fortunately, by some pure stroke of luck, my schedule works not only around my family,but around my work schedule teaching my fitness classes. And somewhere in there, I’ll squeeze tri-training as well. As crazy as it sounds, I thrive better under chaotic conditions. Give me 24 hours with zero commitments, and I’ll dilly dally around, wasting time playing ridiculous games on facebook, building Lego mansions, and before I know it, it’s bed time, and I feel totally unaccomplished. For example, I’ve been writing this blog post since 8:30 am. It’s now 1:00 pm. Ok granted, most of the last few hours have been full of children wrangling and refereeing their bickering, but still, I have no focus today, because I really don’t have any deadlines. Yet, pack my day so full that I have no room for slacking, and I’ll get it all done.
And also fortunately, my life is never lacking in the chaotic department. Kain left his “seal of approval” on my ACSM testing guidelines handbook this morning. I would like to note that this is the second copy of this book I have owned, as he did the same to most pages in the first copy. No other books, just this one. I think I’m getting him his own ACSM handbook for his 3rd birthday.
In other exciting school news, I’m taking a 1 credit phys ed class called “triathlon training”. Course description:
Provides training concepts and practice in the three elements of a triathlon: swimming, biking, and running. Students must know how to swim and provide their own bicycle and helmet. Some training activities may be held off campus
I don’t feel overqualified. No, in fact I’m hoping to learn how to change a tire. I still don’t know how, believe it or not. Besides, I consider it wise use of school time. Training for a grade? Yes please!
Ahhh, I love my major 🙂
studying running my friends!