Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tapering for the GRE

I am two weeks away from my next big race, and my taper has begun.  Unfortunately, this isn't a running or triathlon race.  It is FINALLY time to take the GRE.  Yeah, that test I have been complaining about for six months. 

Every free moment I have, I am on my computer studying.  I am studying for school. I am studying for this test.  I am getting it all done so that I can apply to school in December.  I like to remind myself that less is more during this taper time, just like in marathon training.  I have been quick to let distractions take over my time in order to let my brain come into the big event well rested.  Distractions like:

Going for a New England fall bike ride during the calm before the storm...




Turning my new Altra Zero Drop shoe box into a second grade school project...


Blogging is also a welcome distraction as is reading everyone else's blog.  Unfortunately I have some big study workouts that I need to hit before my big day, so I better spend the rest of my creativity on writing my Abnormal Psychology paper and get back to work.  My race report for this event may not be as fun to read, but I am hoping it will be as successful as some of my most recent races.



4 comments:

michelelash said...

Uuhhhhggg, I need to take the GRE's, too, within the next two weeks. I'm mathematically impaired and haven't taken high school math in over 20 years. Good luck!!

Erin said...

With as hard as you have worked and as dedicated as you are, I am CONFIDENT you wil do well on the GRE. You are a rockstar!!!I am routing for you and looking forward to your good news. Love the pics! good luck my friend!

elizabeth said...

good luck! as hard as your train and as dedicated as you are, I have no doubts you will do well!

Laura @ Mommyrunfast said...

I'm sure it will be! Keep plugging away at your studying, it will all pay off!