Friday, February 09, 2007

Hello again

Hi all,

Just a quick post to let you know I'm back. The meltdown took longer than expected to recover from, but things seem to be steadier for now. A few changes since I was last on line:

Yes, I passed the Stats class.

My one house-mate, Leah, has moved on. The new one, Gord, remains. All is good on the home front.

I'm still debating about selling the house, but I am starting to think that maybe I'll put it off for a while...

Running progresses! I am up to 7-8 km three or four times a week. This past week, I started some speed and incline training, too. So far, my knee is happy. When my knee is happy, it is much easier for the rest of me to be happy, too! The spring will hopefully have me doing some running events. I swear to God, training is the only thing that has kept me sane!

I'm back to doing yoga. I'm in a Level 1 class on Wednesdays and a Level 2 class on Saturdays. No doubt the Level 2 class will make for some interesting (as in, hilarious) postings later on. Let's just say that I've discovered that head stands make me shake with terror - which isn't so good for maintaining your balance when you're upside down. But that's a story for another day...

As of today, I have passed in a draft of my research proposal to my Ph.D. supervisor. The entire committee met in late January and after the initial meeting, I was given the go-ahead to move on to the research proposal. It was a huge hurdle and although my compulsive sense of independence is not always a good thing, when you are required to pour heart, soul AND head into a 30-40 page document on your own, in a tight time frame, such stubbornness comes in handy.

I'll try to get around to visit blogs soon. I may not be blogging as often as I was before, but I'll try to stay in touch.

15 comments:

craig said...

I'm glad to hear that things are better for you. Especially that the running is going so well. Congratulations on getting past the first step in your proposal. I know that there are many more steps to be taken before you are done but have confidence you'll work through them all. Good to have you back.

Anonymous said...

Pleased that you are back so I can keep up with what is going on in the world of Sarah. I really must call you sometime soon. Your running is startlingly impressive. You go girlfriend!

CM said...

Oops, I'm not anonymous! I'm CM!!

robtherunner said...

It is wonderful to hear from you Sarah. Congratulations on the statistics class and with the proposal as well. My school work is nothing compared to what you are doing. Hopefully someday I will join you in the quest for a PhD.

I am also thrilled to hear that your running is going so well. Keep it up and I hope to hear from you whenever you get the time. Take care.

Sarah said...

Yay for passing stats! I've been wondering about that. Great news about the running and glad to see you blogging again! : )

Backofpack said...

Yippee! I'm so glad you are back! And even gladder that you passed stats and are moving forward with the research proposal. And even better than that - running is going well too! It all sounds balanced and good. Welcome back Sarah!

Turtle Guy said...

Great to have you back, Sarah!

Chuck said...

Woohoo! Glad to see you are back!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

glad to hear things are going well!

psbowe said...

Yuck stats class! I also took a long break from the blogsphere and slowly making my way back.

wthenrest said...

I am trying to come back to the blogosphere too... check once in a while oK? :0)

Granny said...

I'm so glad to see you back and that things are going better for you.

AB said...

Glad you're back! Well done with everything...

Ginger Breadman said...

you're a busy girl - level 2 yoga is impressive - especially headstands!

D said...

It's great to have you back today. You are doing so well in the running dept! Congrats on passing the stats class and moving forward w/your Phd!