Friday, March 28, 2008

Another finish line.



I didn't work out yesterday.

In fact, I sat on my a$$ all day from about 8 am until around 6 pm.


At 6pm, I hit 'save' and then attached a file to an email, typed in some email addresses, and then hit 'send'


and so it was...



wait for it...




I submitted my finished thesis. (Finally.)

See, I finished my coursework and passed my comps for this degree in 2006. Then I just waited...and waited...and waited...and finally, I decided, holy cow - if I can do an ultra marathon, and finish an ironman, why can't I write a stupid paper? So this was the week that I finally had marked on my calendar to finish it.

I'm celebrating with much chocolate as I write this. My drug of choice today is the WalGreens bridge mix. Ninety-nine cents of pure milk chocolately goodness. My theory is, if you're really happy and celebrating something, there are no calories.

I don't want to turn into one of those weirdos that makes everything into a sports or running analogy, but I like what David Horton, who ran the the Pacific Crest Trail, said it best:

Everyone can do so much more than they think they can.

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations! So when will you be posting the pic of you with your fancy hood?

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  2. Not doing the hood walk thing. I walked the first time I got an advanced degree, and it was an experience that can't be topped. Plus, the ceremony is held in the GYM of the school where I WORK, >ew<

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  3. Congrats on submitting your Thesis!

    I'm a closeted eater of Walgreens chocolate covered peanuts (also in the 0.99 cent bag). Nowadays, that is my version of a 'cheap thrill'.

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  4. Congratulations Misty..I know this has been the longest race for you!

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  5. Congratulations! That's awesome!

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  6. Congrats! I love your theory and may adopt it myself. If you're really happy and celebrating, there are no calories. Love it!

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  7. congrats, misty! i'm sure it is fantastic!

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  8. Yeah!
    Theres nothing wrong with a well placed sports analogy. Way toget your head in the game and cross the fiinish line. (See? there were two of them.in.a.row.)

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  9. Congratulations! That is a HUGE finish!

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  10. Yes - congratulations - that's huge!

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  11. Yeah, alright!! Now think how much more time you'll have for training. You are preaching to this choir, GG.

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  12. Congratulations - I know that was a long, tough road.

    And if we, as triathletes can't use sports analogies, what can we use?

    Did I knock that one out of the park?

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  13. Kudos to you!!! You can do anything you put your mind to. Great job -what a feeling it must be !!! Celebrate!

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  14. You're right. No calories. CONGRATS!!!!!

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  15. And more congratulations from me!!

    I remember submitting my thesis: weeks of copying and collating and spiral-binding... to do what you did with one zapped email!!

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