Thursday, November 20, 2008

A month in review

Eep! It's been a month since my last blog post. Shame on me!

Well, I've been running, of course. I did my first cross country race on October 26. It was a 3 x 4 km relay. Karen was our team captain. What a blast! I wasn't too keen on the river crossings, as the water was icy, but it was good times all around! After the race there was soup and desserts for all. What a great way to spend a weekend afternoon.

I haven't been out as much doing speed work lately, as I was working in runs around my thesis. As of last Friday I sent my supervisor a draft of my thesis in its entirety. That included the changes we talked about when we met last month, as well as new stuff - introduction, literature review, conclusion, glossary and appendix. That endeavour pretty much consumed my life for two solid weeks.

Now that it is in I have a few weeks to breathe while Tim reads it over. In the meantime I get to prepare a manuscript for an academic journal and start applying for jobs. There isn't much in Canada for jobs in my field. There seems to be more in the U.S., so that is what I am looking at. The job applications take a long time to do, but if it gets me a job, I'll be happy.

Tonight is Club Night for the Calgary Road Runners, so I'm going to go join up with my running buddies for a run, followed by some beverages at the pub.

Oh yeah, and I'm starting to put together a training plan that will hopefully see me go the distance. It's time, folks...

10 comments:

Legs and Wings said...

It's time indeed Sarah. Go the distance! Run the Blue Nose with me.

Claire said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Look for a job in Iowa! Woo hoo! Des Moines has a marathon every year. I've never been. Of course. But I would go for you. :-)

Alexandra said...

There you are!

Calgary has their new marathon on May 31st! You could sleep in your own bed and eat your own food the night before!

Enjoy your few weeks of breathing!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

it's time!!!

robtherunner said...

Ummm, not to be selfish, but how about a job in the greater Seattle area? Going the distance, eh?

Backofpack said...

Okay, I'm with Rob, that's two votes for the Seattle area, I think we win! Plus, Eric will throw his vote our way for a vast majority!!! Oh, you can sooooo go the distance. You are one tough lady! Think first trail run, in the deep, dark forest. That's you!

Claire said...

Oh this is so blatantly unfair. Just because there aren't more people in Des Moines who follow this blog. OK, all of my goats and llamas vote for you to move here also. There, now we are a majority.

craig said...

Wow. A full draft of your thesis. You've made some great progress.

I know it's not over yet. But it's great to begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel isn't it? I can tell you are since you are looking forward to employment plans.

You've made great strides in your running too. I have no doubt you can go the distance.

Turtle Guy said...

"see me go the distance."

You always do.

Bast said...

Um, am I to believe that I am NOT your only friend who has llamas???? Oh, and I hereby ban you from moving away from Calgary...