In for boot camp this morning despite this stupid headache I've had for days. It was ass kickingly hard, but I feel good. I just tried to ignore my head and for the most part I could. I think this headache is allergies...the snow melted from it being so unseasonably warm. I'm not complaining, but all the dust and leaves and such is making me sniffle and wheeze. Either that or I'm getting a cold. As annoying as that would be, I suppose it is OK if I do..all that I need to get through has been pretty much finished, and I've put my body through a lot. IF it needs to crash to recoup so be it...I can afford to be slowed down after tomorrow. And winter will come soon enough I'm sure...
Must go. Tomorrow is my permission to write meeting. So much to do.
Whew. What a whirlwind November has been. I feel like I will survive though. Almost done. The worst of it is over now. I hope you all had a good past few weeks...mine are a bit of a caffeine enhanced blur to be honest...
I've compiled my 45 page thesis summary report complete with 14 figures and 11 tables and it's pretty swanky. I have to give a talk to my committee about it thursday, but the bulk of the work is done now. Hopefully they'll approve what they see and I can star digging into my thesis.
My new job has been great, although I've been in a bit of an exhausted haze until today what with pulling near-all-nighters for my report. Thankfully, I kept it together, and things got done. My new job has been a lot of fun so far, and after a weekend away with friends at a Star Wars themed dance party (at which I won best costume - hehheh) I feel refreshed and a bit more myself. I had a lot of naps over the weekend and caught up on my sleep a little bit. I enjoyed the 5 hour car ride to Edmonton and back with J...just got to sit and visit and not be busy. It was so nice.
And I'm back to a more normal 6 hours a night, and hope to bump that up some more this week to get back to normal again. Not being exhausted is a good feeling...I really pushed myself as far as I could to get everything done and I couldn't have kept that up much longer. I'm trying to decide just how busy I want to be form this point on. I've decided that I'll work hard to try and get my thesis in and approved for the April deadline for spring convocation, but if I don't, so be it. My sanity is worth an extra month of tuition.
This AM I was up and in to the gym for my workout A + 28 minutes on the stairclimber + my ablest. I feel rather good so far. Here's hoping this week is a much more sane one.
Have a great day everyone! Here's a little remake of a good old song by a favourite band of mine to start your day :)
Last night I got a LOT done. i feel like this report will come together nicely. I managed to sneak in a nap after work which went a long way in boosting my morale. Ive been burning the candle at both ends lately and it can be discouraging. Thankfully only 1 evening left and things seem to be working out. I slept in this morning and skipped my workout and feel much better for it. It got me a positively luxurious total of 4 and a half hours of sleep...which I know doesn't sound like much, but sure feels good after a long exhausting day. Getting up for boot camp might have been too much I think. I don't need to go crazy right now.
So talk amongst yourselves a little while longer, and have a giggle at this:
My husband showed it last night to cheer me up and I giggled until I snorted...he hee :)
Long night revising figures. I admit I don't much care anymore as I'm tired and just want to be done. I find I am forcing myself to be attentive. It's hard to catch errors in writing you are infinitely familiar with.
Soon it will be over and I can't wait.
I was in on 4 hours sleep for spin and sculpt, and it's another long day.
Well thursday was spin and sculpt and friday was nap :) I was up until 5 finishing a draft, so I needed it. I got a bit of recouping on the weekend with more work and this week is the last of the crazy edit work. The document is due thursday. Thank frog.
Other than shovelling snow on the weekend, not much fitness related to tell. I did get to go shopping for a few new clothes which was nice. Still can't adjust to the whole size 6 thing...
This AM I came in for workout A + abfest + 27 minutes on stair master.
Boot camp this morning...killer at the time but I feel great now. I was up late late number crunching, but feel pretty good for 5 hours of sleep...I'm off to another work day and evening of MSc slavery.
I was going to get up and hop on the elliptical at home for a bit before coming in to the lab for my last (*sniff* and hooray at the same time) experiment in my laboratory. But I slept right thru the alarm and woke up an hour after it was set for...with just enough time to shower, have breakfast and catch the bus in to work...I figure I needed the sleep more than the exercise then!
It's been a long day in the lab finishing up the last of the work left I can do for people here...and now I'm settling things up to go home and relax with J tonight. The rest of the weekend is work like a slave. I am starting to panic -I need a draft of my thesis outline with detailed graphs by friday and I've had writers block a lot lately...it's just overwhelming at times staring at all the data. Summarizing it all is not so easy. Last night I'm annoyed to say I accomplished next to nothing...very frustrating. But I will keep at it. They'll get what I could put together by the submission date. It's all I can do, really. Just keep at it.
My brain is rather fried from doing 2 days work in 1 today (tim manajmint...I haz it!) so I don't think I could do much data summary tonight even if I wanted to. I might spend an hour at it and see if anything comes to be, but I'll likely end up just relaxing with J for a bit. He's finally not sick anymore (yay!) and he too has been busy all day at work to broadcast the local remembrance day ceremonies. I figured it was a good day for me to come in and work too, and we'll likely both be up for some serious vegging tonight...
It's SO weird to think I won't be working in this lab anymore...very weird indeed...it may be a while indeed before I do any experimental things until the new lab is set up. How odd...
Anyways...I must analyze today's results and then head home. Hope you all took the time to remember those who've sacrificed themselves for your country. I hope you have a lovely weekend. :)
My last Wed at this job. YEAH! Tuesday I was in for spin and sculpt and today I came in for asskicking bootcamp. That lady loves to torture us. I am trying to eat well and snag 6-7 hours of sleep a night. Working hard. Tomorrow is spin and sculpt and more project slavery. So. Much. To. Do....but I'm not cutting out sleep so far. Yet.