For the most part I have kept this blog strictly about running. I thought I would diverge from that routine today to talk about something else that I have been working on for the past few weeks. After years of indecision and numerous talks with my husband regarding financing/time commitments/etc, I've decided to go back to school. Specifically I am planning to start working towards a Masters degree in library science.
Although I'm still not sure how I will balance working full time, classes/homework, running, and normal life stuff, I'm really quite excited! I actually made the decision to apply back in September, but I told myself that I didn't need to get started on the application process until after the marathon. Obviously that time has come!
I didn't have time this weekend to write my usual Monday training check-in because I was busy hitting the books. Monday morning I was taking the GRE. If you are not familiar with grad school applications, it is a delightful 4 hour standardized test that some schools require for admittance. It is required for the school to which I am applying.
I finished my undergraduate degree almost seven years ago. I have not studied for almost seven years. I was really out of practice, but I found after a week of feeling really, really stupid, things started to come together. I think with another week or two of studying, I could have done even better on the test. But with that said, my preliminary scores are high enough that I shouldn't need to take it a second time! Which is awesome because the test costs $200.
I still have quite a lot of work to do to finish my application, including writing two essays, and, of course, I still need to actually be accepted in the school, but I am really looking forward to this new chapter in my life. Hopefully you won't mind a few more school related updates mixed in with the running posts.