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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Howdy, Disco Citizens!

The last day of school is approaching and I'm really giddy to wrap everything up!

My last homework assignment was submitted yesterday, my requested Capstone revisions were submitted last night and we received the take-home final. The hubster is working on the final today (he's going out of town, so he has to finish his early) and will hopefully give me an idea of how much time needs to be allocated to complete it. I need to make two presentations on the last night of class, too, but that's not a big deal.

It's hard to believe that it's almost over. It's just... amazing.

So, what's next? As I mentioned to AmberNicole on her latest blog entry, I have a few goals for August:

Read something that isn't for a grade

Clean my home thoroughly; grad school left a mess in my living room!

Work on some knitting projects

Get the menu and other details for the celebration finalized!

And keep training for my September bike events

Here's the schedule, adapted from a century ride training plan at About.com:

Week of July 25: 55 total miles, 25 as the longest single ride
(Result: 53 total miles, 21 mile was longest single distance. I need to find a different route!)

Week of August 1: 65 total miles, 30 as the longest single ride

Week of August 8: 73 total miles, 35 as the longest single ride

Week of August 15: 81 total miles, 40 as the longest single ride

Week of August 22: 90 total miles, 45 as the longest single ride

Week of August 29: 99 total miles, 50 as the longest single ride

There are a few more weeks of training in September, but that's a different month! Given the weather so far this month, I may need to cross-train with some indoor activities because I really don't handle the heat very well.

That's it in a nutshell. Thanks to all for the encouragement, especially as school winds down. Your support and enthusiasm means so much to me!
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    You inspire me! emoticon
    3852 days ago
    Woo-hoo! You're definitely in the homestretch, and August should be an -awesome- month for you! You've worked so hard... I'm honored to know you. Thanks for being so encouraging to me and to others, in the midst of your very busy days and nights! Congratulations!
    3858 days ago
  • ANNE7X7
    I'm so excited for you!! It's going to be such an awesome feeling to be ALL DONE! When I was in school, I couldn't wait to read a book that wasn't school related! It's so nice!!

    Enjoy the riding and everything else you have planned for the rest of the month! You deserve some fun activities!!!
    3858 days ago
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    Party at your place when you done!
    3859 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7462245
    Got your back! Sounds like you are on a roll with the end of school (YIPPEE) and what an organized plan for the ride. The best part of your "to do" list is the knitting! I've got two projects going that I want to finish sooner than later, too many that have been on needles too long, and just ordered yarn for another yesterday. Like the reading idea too! Take care and good luck!
    3859 days ago
  • LLTS01
    You are so organized and structured.
    3859 days ago
    It is so good to see you getting this behind you. And making some plans to do some fun stuff.

    You will have to tell us what you read and what you knitted and all about the party.

    Those are some long bike rides!! I hope it is not as hot there as it is here!!
    3859 days ago
    Giddy is good, I always feel giddy too at the completion of a difficult and involved project.

    Great goals, way to go.
    3859 days ago
    You know we have your back and only want the best for you...I will be praying for you as you come to the ned of a long journey. You will do wonderfully and I will be there to cheer you on when you do! Chin up, work hard and don't give up when you are so close to the finish line. emoticon emoticon
    3859 days ago
    WHOWHO.. I like your plan!!

    I also Knit :)

    I am knitting this http://www.flickr.com/photos/

    but in off-white and light-blue for my sister :) She is going to have a boy after 2 months :) I am so exited I am going to be an aunt.. (I think :/ hehehe I always confuse this aunt and niece thing)
    3859 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/3/2010 6:20:34 PM
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