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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

As Succinct as Possible

Cross training last night was a regularly scheduled walk with Erin. At first, we thought we might get rained on, but we were lucky and escaped the storm, but it was a humid 3 mile walk and we were both quite sweaty when finished. An buggy. Erin, in particular, was wearing a blanket of bugs.

Today, I have 6 miles for my mid-week run. My weekly runs are starting to gradually slope off even though I'm not officially tapering yet. I'll do that run this evening when the sun sets. I forecast the climate to be humid and buggy again.

I finished the 3rd book, "Eclipse," in the Twilight series. Yup. Read all 3 books in 9 days. Or rather, I inhaled them. Reading them so quickly has left me a little dazed. I read them too fast, but it was hard not to since the story was so absorbing, and now that I'm done, I kinda don't know what to do with myself. Part of me is tempted to re-read them just so I'm back in the story. The next book in the series doesn't come out until next fall; dang it, so I guess I have to return to the books I was reading previously -- there are not vampires in either of those.

I'm putting the student issue I've been worrying over behind me. I sent a concise email to her yesterday, and I think that should do it. I consulted with two fellow faculty members yesterday and both gave me positive feedback about the way I'd handled the situation, so I'm feeling more confident with my response to her.

I'm kinda screwed up on my days this week -- can't believe it's already hump day!

14 comments:

Marcy said...

Pretty sweet huh? The week is going by really quick!

David said...

You ever get the feeling that bug spray is like a thin candy shell to some bugs?

You do sound like some relief and optimism has taken over from the last few days. Good for you!

Wes said...

I like the way you handled "the issue" too. Its rewarding to suggest something and hear that you've already beaten me to the punch (in a better way than I could of done it) :-) Moving on!!

You are an avid reader! In my younger days, I used to sit down and read books in a day or two. When, not if, my life settles down, I'm going to get back to reading and playing chess... I just finished the first Harry Potter book! LOL. On to number two...

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

I'm glad you have put that situation behind you. I think you handled it beautifully and will feel much better now that you aren't constantly worrying about it.

This humidity is for the birds. I decided today one of my least favorite terms is "hazy sun". That just sounds like you are walking straight into a sauna :P

J~mom said...

I had to email my teacher last night and I wondered if out there somewhere I was email a Jess. I was just checking on a grade though. Glad things are feeling better.

ws said...

clearly, I never strive to be "as succinct as possible"!. When I bike those bugs attach to ever inch of me and hit me in the mouth far too often. I love reading fast and then I'm disappointed when the book ends too quickly. enjoy your evening run...

David said...

I just thought of something: go back to your old books, but make a couple of the characters vampires. The story will be completely wonky since they won't do vampy things, even though as you read you would expect them to. Oh, and make them swear a lot at inappropriate times.

CollegeGirl said...

I'm so glad it's already Wednesday! I'm a little drained this week.

Krista said...

Good luck on the bug-filled run. I'm just catching up on all the other posts - NICE JOB on the 20 miles! I don't know if I'm more impressed with the run, or with the time you're forcing yourself to wake up on a Saturday.

Erin said...

Yuck, I got my protein for the week. The walk was nice especially since we kept a faster pace without Annie needing to stop and pee every 10 feet.

runner26 said...

Glad to hear you handled the student situation so well.

Good luck on the evening run. Hope the bugs leave you alone.

teacherwoman said...

Hump day indeed! I have about a half dozen books on my shelf waiting to be read, but just haven't started one. I know once I start, I can't put them down!

Good luck with your run later!

Mary Gee said...

I try to read slow because if I love the book I will want to re-read it and it is not usually as good the second time. But if I love the book, I will race though it...

Mendy said...

I, too, think it was great that you talked with other faculty. Not only did you find closure to the situation, but they know about it if the student tries to further complicate it.

Love the quick week!!!