I’m feeling the pressure of finishing my dissertation. I had a stats section mixup that I had to go back and fix and then had to rewrite quite a bit of the discussion. This took some time I didn’t feel like I had. I’ve been getting a ton of writing done but my mind is racing about it all day. I need to finish this thing so I can move on with my life but my OCD perfectionist traits are eating up some time. I think since I’ve started running more I’ve been able to focus much better than usual. I’ve had 2 nights this week with under 5 hours sleep. In both cases, I actually went to bed, found my mind still racing (at 4am!) so got up and started working again. Today I’m starting to feel it though. My brain is lagging and I’ve got a little bit of an aura coming on. I haven’t contributed much to elitetrack in the past couple days, haven’t blogged here, and have pretty much been isolated other than a couple hours of play time each day with my daughter. Sorry if that was a rambling post. Thought it would be good to update the site and do something other than my dissertation for a couple minutes.