Things are definitely looking up! Once the semester ended and grades were turned in, I felt a huge relief. Work is still busy – I have a number of end of academic year or end of fiscal year projects. But I’m starting to feel like a human being again, getting over the exhaustion.
I haven’t managed to do much long hike training, but the dogs sure do keep me in shape. We have our own dog, and we just picked up a foster dog yesterday. They walk at vastly different speeds, so I find myself walking them separately – this means I’m walking for at least 2 hours a day! And this seems like a good way to transition out of that awful state of exhaustion.