One of the benefits of final's week is that I don't have to hold regular office hours. Technically, I just have to be here to proctor my exams. But, I am typically here my regular hours so that I can spend my time at work grading (I get next to nothing accomplished at home, so it's best to do my work AT work).
Anyhoo, today I just have one final to give at 6:30 pm, but I was still here at noon in order to get in a solid 6+ hours of grading. It's paid off too -- I got two classes done, plus I finished my syllabi for next term, I got some other miscellaneous work done, and of course met with several students who had/were experiencing the typical finals-week-near-death-experiences (one guy apparently was rushed to the emergency room on Monday, which was his class's final exam date, because he was vommiting blood -- he had documentation so I don't doubt him, but still, blood barf? Good god, people! Why are you puking blood during finals week?).
But at about 4 pm, my brain was tired and I needed a break. So, I got on my running stuff (no office hours obligations!) and headed out for a 3 miler.
It felt good to get out, stretch my legs, breathe the fresh air, and rest my weary brain.
I was dripping sweat when I returned to find a student waiting for me (another dude who'd apparently had a hospital visit that occured during our exam time -- are their limbs soon going to be falling off?), but who cares? It's finals week! Which is like super-duper-casual-week in my opinion. If I'm here in something that's not my bathrobe, I think I deserve some props.