After a crazy week of program orientation, today marked the first official day of classes. To be honest I couldn’t tell if I was more eager or nervous going into my first class. As an engineer it feels odd to be taking an Art Studio course, but I’m interested to see how my work benefits from the process. Instead of handing in problem sets, I’ll be turning in drawings and paintings. I suppose now we’ll see how creative I am?
As for my running, this weekend I managed to get a fantastic 8 miler in. The first four miles were tough (my calves were tightening up far too much) but the last four were glorious. I was almost upset that I didn’t have time to go further. Of course right after my shower I had to jet over to my building to clean for eight hours. Being on my feet for ten hours was draining and I’m still making up for it.
On Sunday I’ll be running a Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. I don’t want to admit this, but I’m scared. I haven’t run 13.1 in quite some time and with the trouble my ankles and calves have been giving me it may be a difficult time. Renee has graciously offered to pace me and I am so grateful, I just hope I don’t slow her down too much… (Wish me luck, I’ll probably need it.)
And now I’ve got enough homework to keep me busy for the next month. I’d like to get a head start on my projects, but I don’t want to be too over eager. I just pray that I don’t get bogged down and dragged under with all these new responsibilities. Oy gevalt.
Do you like to attack projects head on or stand back for a bit to see the bigger picture?
Note: I apologize that I’m going to be in and out these next few weeks. Life is becoming horribly hectic and soon I’m going to start spending my life behind my new desk. I hope to have the chance to keep up to date with all your lives (I may need an extra nudge to come out of my grad student hole every once in a while).