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April 10, 2009

Going to be a long one…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:10

And no, I’m not talking about the weekend.  Even though technically it is, my school does not reconize anything.  Or even that a long run is doing to be done at some point.  What I mean is that I am swamped with school work.  There is so much that needs to be done! Normally I don’t really mind these kinds of weekends (I mean I don’t enjoy them but they’re do-able) but it coincides with a 20 miler weekend.  So an entire day gets shot because, let’s face it, I’m not going to have any motivation to write a genetics or Orgo lab after running for ~3hrs.

So here I am, in my room, trying to get a start on *something* (and so far I’ve been successful).  And the stupid ppl above me have their bass so loud it’s *shaking* my room.  Normally I wouldn’t have a problem going up there and speaking my mind (and trust me, I have before) but I’m 99.99% sure that shady shady business goes down up there. Stuff that I really don’t want to know about.  So I’m frustrated.  I could be outside in the 65* (!) weather but I’m not.  And I’m bitter.  But what’s their excuse for being inside? Oh, wait, it’s *illegal* to drink and smoke outside in public and by hiding in their suite they can get away with it.  One would also think that with this weekend being Easter weekend they would go home.  Apparently not.  And with everything I need to get done from now until Monday morning, I am absolutely not in the mood to deal with it.

Well, now that I got that off my chest let’s move into running, shall we?  I had a less-than-stellar 7 miles this morning.  It was 30* out (why can’t the mornings be warm? You would think that with a high of 60* yesterday that the low of last night would be relatively warm as well) so my hands got numb.  But it was worth it.  There’s something soothing about running when there’s no one else up, no people talking and screaming.  Just me and the road.  And the sounds of nature.  Even though my quads were sore it was ok.  Even though I was running (literally) on 5 hours of sleep per night this week it was ok.   That peaceful feeling just isn’t present in my running when it’s the afternoon.  Sure, I can often go faster and push harder in the afternoon (circadian rhythms for you) or even in the late morning after breakfast.  But there’s just something about rolling out of bed, half-asleep and throwing yourself out to the streets (granted I’m sure some people do this at noon ) that just makes everything ok.

I need to channel that zen feeling I had at 7am getting back from my run.  Stat.

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