Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sprinting might be easier

I'm 5/6 of the way through law school, and the time in this last winter break is speeding along much too quickly. I've been finished for almost 4 days now, and I can't seem to get my mind to come down, to really sink into the relaxation. I think it's because I know that in two weeks, I've got to be back in it.

I ran a marathon once. It was grueling. My knee started hurting at mile 6. I was running it with my dad (who had actually done this before), and his calf had been hurting during training and then really started hurting during the race. We hobbled along for over six hours. Once when I wanted to start walking, my dad reminded me that the more we walked the longer it would take and the harder it would be to start running again. I was so incredibly torn - the running was awful, but I knew he was right. If we started to walk, it would just be that more painful to start running again.

I think my brain is quietly going through those machinations right now - if I really settle into this relaxation thing, it is just going to be THAT MUCH HARDER to pick up that reading again in less than two weeks and try to get ready for that first class on Jan. 4. And then of course, if I don't let myself melt into that relaxation, I may just fall over before I get to the finish line.

2 comments:

saisai said...

are you gonna put up one of those wall-sized calendars and mark big red x's on each day until the whateverth of may you graduate? that might help--it's really not that many days, when you look at it like that.

love you guys, miss you tons!

Juliet said...

This is your "water break" so to speak--take advantage of it! And congrats on being nearly done!

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