Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Tomorrow is a day that I have been working toward for many years. Tomorrow I will be defending my doctoral dissertation work. The last few months have been extra focused and I have been working extra hard to finish all the final details.

 {there's always beauty in nature}

In a way, this is kind of like the many months of dedicated training, then finally arriving at race day. You know you've put in the time and effort. You've been spent the hours on the track or on the bike. Race day is the day to show how far you've come.

 {getting out for a chilly AM run on Sunday -- workouts are saving my sanity}

Tomorrow will be my race day. Today I'm relaxing -- the hay is in the barn, so to speak. I'll be staying busy by going to the gym, baking some cookies, and hopefully getting to bed early. Tomorrow, I cross the finish line. I will be showing the world all that I know in my area, showing all the hard work I completed. Here goes nothin'.


  1. Good luck tomorrow, Kristen! You'll be brilliant! :)

  2. Good luck, Kristen! So happy for you! As someone who is going through the same thing (only on the sidelines) tomorrow is such a big day, and I am sure you will kill it!!

  3. Not nothin' at all. In fact, it's a VERY big something. I'll be cheering you on (in my sleep, most likely!) from afar. Enjoy the day - it'll be over before you know it (sorta like your wedding day probably felt, actually!). And...congrats! :)

  4. OMG, good luck today...even though I'm sure you don't need it! If you put the same amount of dedication into your education as your running I know you are going to kick butt!

  5. Well I already know you did awesome!! Excited for you and the next step in your career!! Congrats Doc!

  6. Ah! I missed this! How did it go???


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