OK, so I’m not really on my bike yet. High temps in the teens today, in 20’s (Fahrenheit) tomorrow. But my life has been crazy busy. And I had a bit of a crash and burn early this week, where I actually went home after my first of 3 classes, leaving the students to fend for themselves.
But I had a really nice time with some friends in the western part of the state last weekend. I think knowing the work that was waiting for me when I returned just took my energy away, but I have a little breathing room to catch up on class prep, at least for a few days… The work as program chair for a conference I’ve been doing has turned out to be more work than I thought it would be, and I have another push during our Spring Break, when I have to check to make sure that the authors of close to 100 papers made appropriate revisions to address the concerns of peer reviewers. This is by far the biggest volunteer commitment I’ve ever taken on while working my regular full-time job. The good news is that I’ll be able to back off and turn most of it over to a successor in June.
So for a while, I’m going to be a bit cranky and tired…looking forward to doing some “real pedaling” the first week of March, when I go to visit friends in Stuart, Florida.