Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Items of note

1.  I have almost finished training for the Utah Valley Marathon June 8.  My taper starts this week.  This is the first time I have actually followed a training schedule, and it has done wonders for improving my running.  I am hopeful that I can finish this race without dying.  All of my long runs have incorporated some sort of speed work, and, while I am exhausted and perpetually hungry, I am very excited about this marathon  (PS - anybody who wants to come cheer me on for the race will be handsomely rewarded with lunch or ice cream. And my love and gratitude.  Whichever is more important to you....)

2.  Georgetown sent me my official transcript evaluation, in which they told me what prerequisite courses they have approved and which ones I still need to take.  To my surprise, they accepted my Book of Mormon and New Testament classes to count for both of my theology credits.  (I sent them an email letting them know just how excited this made me.)  This means that I do not have to take ANY classes this summer!!!  I can now fully dedicate myself to eating shaved ice and sitting by the pool.  I will probably do some running in there as well.  

3.  The parents' association provided a faculty appreciation lunch today of barbecue pork, brisket, ribs, cornbread, and mac and cheese.  The ribs were heavenly, the brisket had a delightfully smoky flavor, and the mac and cheese was some of the best I've ever had.  It was a great way to celebrate the fact that I only have seven teaching days left in my entire teaching career.