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June 27, 2009

And here I come out of the water…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 10:29

but trust me, I was on land the whole time! Yesterday was *so*bloody*humid*. The sun actually came out for the run and I thought that sun = good running.  Ummmmm not so much.  The fact that there was no rain meant that all that water vapor was trapped in the air surrounding me.  Making my run like swimming, on land.

But I’m proud to say that I finished my 11 and actually felt like I could have tacked on another couple of miles. Most excellent feeling given the conditions.  Even better was the fact that my pace was exactly where I want it to be for a long run. At least for right now.  I just tried to enjoy the run and stay mellow.  I think I did a pretty good job considering how anxious I get when things are *just*so* haha.

Now, I know a lot of you deal with humidity on a regular basis too, so rather than say “it was soooo bad” etc. I’ll just leave it at, there was NO evaporation.  Zero.  I had to stop and change my entire outfit half way (I was doing a 5.5 loops twice for that reason). Ugh. Nothing like oppressive heat to make me wish it was rainy season again.

I also did week 3 day 3 of the pushup challenge. I feel so bamf every time I complete one of these workouts and I can’t wait until I can bust out 100 and be all bamf!

Today I had to work at 9 (currently where I’m blogging from) so I hauled my butt out of bed at 6 and ran a pretty lethargic 7.  But it was an ok lethargic as it wasn’t painful or draining to keep going.  I think this could qualify as a true recovery run. The weather seemed to want to cooperate too, still humid but not as bad as yesterday and definitely about 15* cooler! Too bad enjoying this weather means 6am wakeup calls.  Which is funny because during the semester I would never had thought about running at any other time than 6.  Oh well, different schedule, different priorities.

I did some core work after and then had to high-tail it to work.  I don’t know what it was about this morning but nothing really seemed to go smoothly.  Nothing went truly wrong either but it was an unsettling feeling nonetheless. Like, I was running late, and I kept forgetting stuff I wanted to pack and then had to take two trips out to my car. And then I remembered I wanted to fill a water bottle.  Just little things that I typically can do without really thinking about it.  Hopefully I can shake that feeling because I need to get some work done sitting at this desk for the next 5 hours!

Speaking of work, I was able to complete another study guide for the MCAT.  Meaning, the only thing left in this test prep is taking practice tests! This is both exciting and scary because I really want to do well on this test, which requires experience and you truly only get experience by failing a couple times.  It’s just that at $35 a practice test, I want a really quick learning curve.  And with the $225 already paid for the test, I want the most bang for my buck.

Gotta go get crackin’ on that! Enjoy your Saturday!


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I followed the link to yours and I really like it!!!!! I know what you mean about being a planner. I think it’s part of our running personality. Good luck w/ the MCAT.

    Comment by LARunner — June 29, 2009 @ 11:26

  2. ekkk I am not a fan of sun + running. great job getting out there!!! good luck with your test too!

    Comment by aron — June 29, 2009 @ 14:23

  3. Isn’t it gross? My running clothes look like I showered in them.

    Comment by runjess — June 29, 2009 @ 17:36

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