Hey, grad school is tough. Also, ice is cold!
NSF fellowship application: done. Who knew writing a proposal, personal statement, and summary of research, while hitting the broader impacts and merit criteria, would be so hard?
Hell week 1.0: almost to break, one more midterm and then I've got a week to unwind, do some homework and a project, and study for a ton of midterms when I return.
IT-band: improving rapidly. After massage and physical therapy, the pain in my glute is gone but it still isn't kicking in to keep my leg stable, so there is still a bit of a wobble. Otherwise, I'm getting the TFL stretched out, and I'm almost back to my normal daily mileage.
North Face in San Francisco seems like a go, although I'm waiting until mid-way through next week before committing to tickets and a hotel. Shuttle information for the race hasn't been posted, so I can't book the hotel yet, anyway.
Just like last year, I'm going into this 50 miler coming off of an IT-band blowout. Last year it was Pine to Palm, this year, Leadville. My injuries are a broken record.