Woo-Woo-PhD-ing

  Sooooo… have any other doctoral researchers out there resorted to obsessively reading their horoscope in an effort to figure out what the hell they are supposed to be doing and how the H-E-double-hockey-sticks one is supposed to do this??? Yeah, me neither, I was asking for a friend… We are serious academics people!!! ButContinue reading “Woo-Woo-PhD-ing”

Hello My Name is Mamalegato and I am a Procrastibaker.

I belong to a Facebook group for PhD and Early Career Researcher Parents- where,  we share the challenges of parenting while trying to navigate academia and just recently one of the members posted a photo of some adorable but labour intensive looking Easter themed cupcakes proclaiming herself to be a procrastibaker- I can SO relate,Continue reading “Hello My Name is Mamalegato and I am a Procrastibaker.”

The Early Bird Gets The Worm (and gets a bunch of other stuff done too.)

    I am an early riser. I always have been, my Mother was too, she grew up on a farm and I like to think it is in the genes. Even as a undergrad student, working until 3 am in a bar, I still woke up at 9 am (early for a barmaid andContinue reading “The Early Bird Gets The Worm (and gets a bunch of other stuff done too.)”

How (not) to write a PhD and keep/lose your sanity…

When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have made it impossible for me to “properly” get this thing done. Pathetic, I know- but somehow I think it is kind of aContinue reading “How (not) to write a PhD and keep/lose your sanity…”

They tried to make me go to Rehab…

I’m not running. It just would be silly- I want to be running when I’m 80- so I have to get a handle on this injury now. So no marathon, no 1/2 not even an 8K- I am lying low. I tried Moksha yoga this week and loved it. I would say it was myContinue reading “They tried to make me go to Rehab…”

Not waving but drowning…

I really think I need a different hobby… This running thing is KILLING me, which is kind of strange since I have been running very little lately. I’ve been THINKING about running a great deal and driving myself insane… I need to figure out this IT band thing, and I need to figure out aContinue reading “Not waving but drowning…”

Everything’s comng up roses…

…and daffodils and cherry blossoms and crocuses and tulips… gotta love the winter Olympics in Vancouver! Anyhoo- On running… I’ve ran. 3 times this week to be exact. 3K on Monday, 5K on Tuesday and 8K today. And me knee has held out. There were twinges on Monday- but today I felt strong. I am stretchingContinue reading “Everything’s comng up roses…”

All it takes is a little focus… right?!

I am here. I am running. Really I am. I am desperate to get something rolling… as in some serious training, and in the last 2 weeks I feel as if I am on the right track. I am running the Historic Half in 3 weeks (!) I can do it. But I need toContinue reading “All it takes is a little focus… right?!”

Sneakin’ one in…

A very brief update… Had a couple of great weeks… feeling strong and goin’ long… but in the last week life’s been CR-azy and I am really just trying hard to maintain- Getting out for a few 5ks and a 8 if I’m lucky. I even “snuck”  in a run today… literally… so much to doContinue reading “Sneakin’ one in…”