This morning I am off to school for my comprehensive exam. I usually run on Saturday mornings; let me say, I’d much rather be running. The doors open at 8:30 and the test consists of one write-on-demand question starting at 9 am. To paraphrase the course book, I have three hours to combine everything I have learned in the 15 classes I have taken and write as much as I can in an orderly fashion using the professor’s favorite money-phrases.
I have no idea how I’ll be doing when I finish the exam. I’ll have a 35 minute ride home to mull over what I wrote, think of things I forgot to include, and hope that I answered the question to the best of my ability. I have left my running plans wide open for today. I don’t know if I’ll get home and be ready to crash on the couch for a few hours or I’ll be super charged and ready for a long run. Both are fine with me. What I know is I’ll be mentally exhausted because I’m going to put my all into this test so I pass.