Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Really and Truly Finished

We just got home from a wonderful weekend in Boston - where I attended my Doctoral Hooding ceremony and graduation.  And, where we celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary! 

We had a busy summer - we traveled to the Reno/Tahoe area for Eric to participate in the TRT100, we visited our good friends Jimmy and Suzy, we sailed with Web on his tall ship, we shared family time with both Web and Riley, I prepped for fall classes, then spent nine days helping my parents after my Mom had major surgery, then we flew off to Boston.  For now, I continue to teach part time, though the world feels wide open!  I'm considering several career paths - all of which are exciting.  Best of all though, is having free time. 

The funny thing is, that after three years of reduced running, I'm finding it hard to get my enthusiasm for racing back.  I still love my early morning runs, and I still get out there five mornings a week, but I haven't felt an urge to race.  I don't think I mentioned it, but the Saturday after I defended, I participated in the Redmond 12 hour, where I logged 39.5 miles - not too bad considering my lack of training.  I also signed up for the Ghost of Seattle marathon, but I'm still thinking about dropping to the half.  Who knows?  For now, I'll enjoy those morning runs and see where they take me. 

  The four of us at Easter.
 Riley - Warrior of the Month
 Web on the Lady Washington


Thomas said...

Are we still allowed to write a comment to such an exalted member of society, Dr.Michelle?

Congratulations anyway!

Dori said...

Congratulations on your huge accomplishment! You and your family look so happy.