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August 5, 2009

Stick a fork in me

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:11

I’m done!

Yup it’s over. Not so sure how I feel about it (and I won’t know for another 30 days) but it’s done. I was up at about 630am got to the testing center by 730, started the test at 8, done by 1215 (way ahead of what I thought), had lunch with the grandparents and came home around 2. Then it started getting interesting. (And sorry for being so anti-climatic about the test but I really don’t have any feeling one way or the other about the test.  There were some passages that I was like “heck yeah I know this!” and others where I had to throw up a hail mary or two.)

I decided I wanted to still get a run in and if I left at 2 I could definitely beat the storm that was predicted to hit us.  I originally wanted to get a speed workout in but with 92* and 87% humidity I would have had to hit the gym, which I will do in a pinch.  As in hurricane season or pitch black mornings.

I settled on an 8 mile route and took off.  Now I know that running at 2 is different from 11.  I’ve done it before and it’s both harder and easier for me.  The pace was a billion minutes per mile faster at 2 (or even 4) which I suspect is due to circadian rhythms. Although I like to run earlier, running feels easiest in the afternoon.  I read somewhere that most people feel like this but most people work out in the am because it’s easier to not procrastinate that way.

But I sweat a lot more and my stomach doesn’t like me as much.  I mean, I had let my lunch digest for 1.5 hours and I felt so sick to my stomach about a mile or two into the run.  This ALWAYS happens on pm runs.  Maybe my digestive system needs more practice with this? I’m not too concerned about it as 99.99% of races are in the mornings and I prefer pre-lunch runs but it’s annoying to feel like my stomach will send my food right back up.  This might be a combo of the heat, dehydration and the foods that I ate for lunch.

Also I ended up running on a stretch of road that a garbage truck was doing it’s thing on.  Heat + Humidity + Garbage = wicked smelly.  It didn’t help that, with all the starts and stops of the truck, we kept trading places.  Gross. Especially since the driver and the other guy (the one who was actually putting the garbage in the truck) kept waving and whistling and smiling.  I mean, c’mon, I know I look good but after running for an hour in this kind of weather I’m sure I was the epitome of attractiveness.

Now I am showered and semi-cooled down but my stomach is still rebelling.  It’s going to make my night of celebration with my friends miiiiiiiiiiiighty interesting.  I might end up breaking my streak of never vomiting while drinking.  Maybe. Maybe not.  This will also make my wake-up call to go running tmrw with a friend mighty interesting as well. 😛

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5 Comments »

  1. CONGRATS!!!! go celebrate and don’t worry. it’s over, be happy!

    Comment by sarah (ghost world) — August 5, 2009 @ 19:53

  2. Had to come over to your blog to see how you did. I’m relieved for you! You are going to have so much free time and feel so much more relaxed. Congrats on being done!

    Comment by runjess — August 5, 2009 @ 22:32

  3. CONGRATS!! Stress is over! Time to celebrate 😀

    Comment by Tay — August 5, 2009 @ 22:34

  4. Another milestone crossed- way to go! I hope you enjoyed yourself last night.

    Comment by LARunner — August 6, 2009 @ 04:55

  5. Lol funny blog. I can relate to you on running with an upset stomach, it makes you sweat really bad and it makes you feel terrible. Btw, hope you get into med school!

    Comment by MCAT Review — March 14, 2010 @ 21:10


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