The semester is nearly over – only one piece of assessment left – and it’s been incredibly hard (studying fulltime with a toddler! Who knew?). I keep telling myself that at least I’ve got a year to write the thesis now (unlike all the full-time people who have four months!). I’ve loved sinking my teeth into various academic theories, particularly feminist scholarship on pornography (it’s so gloriously contentious), and I’ve even decided to start up feminist blogging again so I can write about my thesis and other stuff.
Unfortunately my running has really fallen by the wayside these last 2-3 months as I, my partner and the toddler have all been sick on-and-off, and that, combined with the late nights trying to finish assessment, has meant I wasn’t getting up early to go running. All that preparation I had been doing for the Gold Coast Half-marathon came to a halt and I’m pretty much going to have to start up my running from the beginning again once the semester is over. At least now I know that with hard work and persistence I CAN run 10km, and I’m sure I could make it to 21.1km (the distance of a half marathon!).