My goal has been to get in 6 - 8 hours of study each day, although I admit that I only did that three days this week. (I know.) I hope to do that every day for the next two weeks (test is on April 10th) with hopefully one day off for surfing if the waves calm down. Speaking of calming down, I am stressed about this damn test. I am loving the material - just loving it. I am retaining it and I can picture myself teaching it. Learning is so exciting. But I just feel a lot of pressure to pass this one, so my schedule is very open for the next two weeks and I have to stick to my plan.
I've been keeping up with my jogging and it's going well. This week I hit 3 miles twice! I haven't done that since last summer. Over the fall and winter I developed this nasty smoker's hack that we first thought was bronchitis and then the doc said it was whooping cough and now it looks like I've developed adult-onset asthma. Wha? Very frustrating and not at all sexy. So I've had to deal with this short-of-breath feeling (explains why I couldn't even carry my own board last time Jules and I went out surfing) and relearn how to pace myself when I jog. I was stuck at one mile for-ev-er and felt like I'd never again be able to go further, but I've s-l-o-w-l-y built back up to where I can consistently run 2 good miles and occasionally more. It feels great! I don't want to make anyone throw up, but today is my "off" day where I take a break and it's hard to keep myself from going running! This is a perfect visual for how it helps with . . . everything.