So it begins, our last finals week. EVER. We had our Critical Care exam yesterday, which seemed to go very well. I already had a great grade (her tests are very easy and straight forward) so I'm not worried. My issue right now is FOCUS. We have two finals tomorrow - Ruminant and Small Animal Surgery that I just started studying for.
Why didn't I do anything except organize my notes last night? I decided that it was now or never for my 20 mile run. I had looked up the forecast for Wednesday the night before and it predicted 60-65 degrees, partially sunny and only 5 mph winds. How could I pass that up? I was supposed to do the run on Sunday, but we were at a wedding in Michigan, so I only ended up doing 10 on Saturday through the golf course community that we were staying at. Which, by the way, was beautiful and I saw lots of white tailed deer, turkeys, and quails - very cool.
My 20 miler started out awesome - I was holding about 8:30-8:45 miles and I felt great. At mile 13ish, I hit a wall - and I also realized that my iPod was not calibrated for my NikePlus running thing to track mileage. My iTouch is calibrated, but its been having some issues - so I decided to try using my new Nano (won it in a raffle at school - AWESOME). I had created a beautiful 20 mile course for myself on mapmyrun.com - but when I got a little closer to home, I realized that I was about 2 miles off - Nano was telling me congratulations, I only had 5 miles to go - but I knew I had about 7. I also made the mistake of doing the last 4.5 miles in a loop around our house - I really wanted to just go home and forget about the rest of the run... but I waved good-bye to our street and continued on in what turned out to be the slowest 4 miles of my life. When I finished, I had about a 0.25 mile walk to the house - it was incredibly painful and I was so tired! When I got home, I stretched a bit, drank chocolate milk and gatorade, took a shower, and decided a nap was in order if I was going to attempt to study. When my alarm went off at 8 pm - I made the snap decision that i would "organize notes" and pretend like that counted toward studying!
I feel MUCH better today, not terribly sore which is amazing for how awful I felt last night. Sitting in the library is making my leg muscles cramp up, but I'm loving the fact that I got tan yesterday. Its nice not to look like pale vampire that never sees sunlight!
I can't believe this is the last time I'll have to study for finals. I also can't believe that we are done with class. Forever. I start clinics in less that one month - which seems insane to me since I feel like I still don't know much about veterinary medicine... but I suppose that will come through experience :)