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July 26, 2009

Feels Like Molasses

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 19:48

Ever have those moments where you feel like no matter what you do everything is in slow motion? Well that is how this weekend has been for me. For the most part.  (I just typed that sentence then made myself some oatmeal and blueberries, let it get cold (because its HHH out –hazy hot and humid — and ate it.  Oh the small pleasures in life)

Anyway, like I was saying yesterday I think a big part of my sluggishness is due to lack of sleep.  It’s not like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, just one end (MCAT!) but incredibly fast.  Tack that on to high mileage and stress from *myfuture* (dun dun dun) and I’m facing some burnout.  But I’m going to stop that talk because I don’t want to rehash my post from yesterday.  Because that would be boring.

My day started with my alarm going off at 6am.  I literally BOUNDED out of bed.  Not so much from excitement to start my day but because my brain (in its sleep deprived state) has gone back to pure instinct.  Loud noise = move your ass.

The run that followed was soooo incredibly weird.  The weather could NOT make up its mind.  It went from sun to downpour to mist to sprinkle.  A change, literally, every 5 minutes.  To top it off, I don’t think I was *ever* under a rain cloud.  Sure I saw ’em but there was clear sky over me despite the rain I was feeling.

Needless to say, I was soaked because there was so much humidity in the air (despite the rain) that I never got a chance to dry off between showers.  I managed to still get in some core work though, which I was happy about.

The rest of the day has been working hard for the money. At my real paying, dead end job.  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this but I work at a garden center / nursery in a affluent town so the people that come through are…interesting to say the least.  I’m thinking about including the job on my resume simply because it is very telling of my patience level. Continuing with the title of the post, I felt like I was in a daze and that I could have used a double shot of something. Anything to get me through my shift.

I did get my caffeine buzz, albeit in the afternoon, so I’m good to go for studying.  I’m close to being done with the first go-round of the material.  Hopefully by Tues/Wed I’ll have taken another prax exam so I can reevaluate where I stand and what I need to do with the remaining time.  T-9 days!! I’m not as nervous as I was a week ago, but there’s still lots to do.

P.S. I keep meaning to finalize posts about my fueling, during and post run. I also keep meaning to put together a page of my strength and circuit work.  I have stuff drafted and hopefully this week I’ll get around to perfecting ’em.  I haven’t forgotten / I’m not being flaky, I swear!



  1. Hang in there! And try to get some extra sleep this week – I’m a mess without enough 🙂

    Comment by runeatrepeat — July 27, 2009 @ 06:04

  2. Ooooh, I hate running in weather that’s off and on like that. I would definitely put the garden center on your resume as work history. It shows you will work hard at anything. I worked at Dairy Queen once (shudder), and don’t think I didn’t include that tortune on my work history! Try to get the rest you neeed and hang in there w/ the studying!

    Comment by LARunner — July 27, 2009 @ 07:24

    • i know i should put the garden center on, but i’m not sure of a nice way to sum up my experience. i’m not slightly bitter about the job or anything haha 😉

      Comment by marathonmaiden — July 27, 2009 @ 19:48

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