Oh, hey! It's been about a month since my last update.
I haven't been running as often in the months after my marathon. This always happens, and I always appreciate the break. I'm slightly worried about my upcoming 10K. I wanted to race it, but I don't think that'll happen. My plan is to have fun (I always say this) and enjoy having my dad here for the weekend.
I don't do life updates often, but I think this is a good time to give a quick run-down of my next few moves.
I'm starting a PhD program!
Grad school has always been on my radar. I'd envisioned that I'd move to DC, work for one or two years, and then head off to graduate school. I love my job and wanted to stay on longer than I'd anticipated. Honestly, going that route confirmed that getting a PhD was something that I actually wanted to do. So, this fall, I'll start as a doctoral student. I'm not leaving DC but...
I'm having ALL of the feels now that I've started to pack up my place. I'm kind of in denial about it and I'm making excuses about things that I don't want to pack because I "need" them between now and the time I move in two weeks. This was where I landed after graduation (holy cow, my fifth year reunion is so soon!) and these four walls have seen almost five years of personal growth. I'm so much more of an adult than I was when I moved in at 22. Still, I'm excited to one of my favorite neighborhoods. It'll be nice to be closer to all of the metro/bus lines that I need to get to work and class. And, I swear, the new place is adorable!
Knowing that I'm going to have a lot less free time starting this fall, I'm starting to give some thought into how I can work racing into my schedule. It'll probably be a while until I run my next marathon, but I'm confident that I'll be able to work in training for early fall half-marathons. Hooray spending summer break to train!
Once I figure out my summer training schedule (there's still time for one more PR until I start school), I promise to blog more often