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July 21, 2009

I’m back

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 19:18

OK. I finally have my computer back and semi-running.  I need to re-install all my programs and other stuff which might take awhile because I need to remember what programs I had.  I guess it’ll be more of a “hey, I need install x program because I need it NOW”. The only exception is Microsoft Office because I need my software disk and I can’t find it.  Boo! Hopefully it turns up so I can open my word documents soon.

The only good thing, like I’ve been saying all along, is that I’m really focusing on my MCAT studying.  I think I’m understanding more material and it’s truly an understanding rather than just a memorization.  Bueno.

I’m not going to do a huge recap of my running and life since Friday.  As you may, or may not, have noticed: I write a lot so here are the bullets:

  • Friday: 8.6 miles + pushups
  • Saturday: AM 6 miles and core PM 4 miles of anxiety relief
  • Sunday: Rest
  • Monday: weights + 7 miles

I will say that I ran too much for a cutback week though, and like I said in my recap, it really fell on a double day Saturday.  I was really stressed and needed a cathartic run.  I’m not sorry that I took it and I think my mental health and anxiety levels trumped my legs.  Sorry legs.

I also wrote last week that I got some new professional looking clothes.  And I ❤ them and I promise I will talk about running later in the post.  I got 2 skirts, one a bright (but not florescent!) pink and the other a black with pink and white flower petals on it.  The later isn’t a print, but the petals fall around the hem.  I also got a pair of capris that have navy and white vertical stripes, which remind me a little of the navy.  I got two tops, one white the other purple, in the same style which is really pretty to look at but not so much to describe; they have a braid along the collar and fit semi loose and flowy.

So now I have a base of nice looking clothes.  I really am a jeans, tshirt and sneakers girl so I’m glad that my wardrobe is getting updated.  I also went out last night for nicer shoes and I found not one but TWO pair. They are this and this can’t find a good pic of the other one.  I am very excited about this. Especially since neither pair broke the bank.

AND back to running.  This morning I kicked off my morning at 530 and got 8 extremely wet miles in.  I debated for awhile the merits of hitting up the gym for a speed session to get out of the rain but I spent too much time debating ended up not having enough time to do that.  So it was outside in rain.  It wasn’t even that it let up at any point.  Two speeds/strengths: hard and harder.  In retrospect, I’m glad I did it because I need to get more mentally tough when it comes to starting my runs when it’s already raining.

I’m currently debating the merits of trying a cutback week this week too.  I’m not sure I’ll be able to really reign myself in but maybe another upper 40 week instead of jumping back into the 50s? I’m not sure if that will really have any effect, or if I should really try to cut back, or if I need to.  Thoughts?

In any case, I need to get back to studying.  I was really lucky today at the clinic / internship.  In the morning I was assigned to sit at reception to hand out a research survey and got to get some good studying in.  Got to keep the focus going now!

Also check out this awesome giveaway.  Pretty sweet.



  1. Cute shoes!! I would say go with how you feel for a cutback week. Maybe take it day by day and if you’re feeling too exhausted and unmotivated to make it into the 50’s just stick with the 40s? Now go study!!!

    Comment by Tay — July 21, 2009 @ 20:38

  2. With typical scheduling, it’s usually just a week. I also agree w/ Tay’s advice above, that if you feel like you need it, take it! You’re doing a lot of weight/core work, so don’t forget to count that as training, too. Glad you got the computer fixed and yeah for new clothes!

    Comment by LARunner — July 22, 2009 @ 10:37

  3. Wow, I really need to update my wardrobe too. Glad the studying is going well!

    Comment by runjess — July 22, 2009 @ 17:40

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