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July 12, 2009

The good with the bad

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:25

I’ve in kind of a bad mood / funk right now so I’m going to try and keep this short to minimize the complaining  haha.

I had a *terrible* night last night. First, I tried to get some studying/practice testing in for the MCAT but that didn’t go so well and I ended up staying up later than I wanted because I was super frustrated over the whole thing.  Upon reflection it’s no wonder I did poorly (or semi-poorly) because I haven’t had a good solid 8-9 hours of sleep in quite some time.

In any case I finally fell asleep and a *massive* thunderstorm rolled through and literally jolted me out of bed at some ungodly hour! Naturally I’m have an irrational fear of t-storms so falling back to sleep was tough. And when my alarm went off at 6 I was going to get up and run a bit but I figured with less than 5 hours of sleep, I’d skip it and try and make it up after work.  I’m sure the people absolutely loved me at work. I went from so tired I’m hyper to major crash and back again.   Didn’t help that every loony-toon person out there decided to shop and seek me out for advice / help!

Unexpectedly my boss let me go an hour early so I was able to fit in a mind clearing 7.3 miles.  It was toasty but it felt so good just to sweat out my bad feelings and all the lingering ick I’ve been accumulating the past few days. Running is such a good detoxify-er, and in many ways: perfect cure to a hangover, bad moods, residual ick both mentally and physically. I’m really glad I was able to get that run in and be able to run as far as I wanted rather than having to be back in time to make dinner for the kidd-os, which usually occurs when I work my shift plus extra.

Well since I started off complaining I’m going to leave you with things that went well this weekend, because I have the tendancy to only talk about the bad and not enough about the good.  So:

  • I had the house to myself all day Saturday as well as Sunday morning; the rest of my family was in NY at a family reunion.  While I didn’t have a raging kegger or anything I did enjoy the evening because I got to hear the *quiet* that occurs when I’m the only one around.
  • Running pretty much always can lift me up and be a highlight.  My run yesterday was a spectacular recovery run, perfect pace and perfect feeling.  And as I mentioned above, the run I just got back from was much needed and provided some clarity.
  • Work.  Yes, I just complained about it but I got to leave an hour early! Yahoo! Plus, yesterday at the gym I was able to draft my med school application essay and bang out some “work experiences” and prioritize them.
  • Getting through another MCAT prax test. Again, I just complained but, seeing as nothing in my life is 100% bad (yes I do realize that), the mere fact that I got through it and gained exposure is a good thing.  It will only make me stronger.
  • I’ve been able to sit down and enjoy a good book; really getting absorbed.

So I said I’d make this short, but I lied.  I suppose it would have been short if I just stuck to complaining haha. But recognizing the good that happened was beneficial (maybe just to me) because my funk is lifting a bit.

Ok, I’m going to try and start a weekend recap a la Jess.  Hopefully I will post that shortly, just need to do a little number crunching!


  1. the longer I live, the more I understand that nothing, no person, no place, no situation is all bad. And yet, sometimes I am quick to jump to the silver lining. You seem to have a good balance here!
    I am totally stealing the weekend cap idea! Thanks!

    Comment by specialkphd — July 12, 2009 @ 19:17

  2. I love having the house to myself sometimes. Totally recharges me.

    Comment by runjess — July 12, 2009 @ 20:16

  3. Great to look at the good as well as the bad. There’s always good in there somewhere 🙂

    Sometimes a house to ourselves is JUST what we need!

    Comment by Tay — July 13, 2009 @ 01:13

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