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August 15, 2009

“I’m an asphalt cowboy…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 10:09

…born to run underneath the stars”

Still on the Jason Aldean kick.  I just am craving his music so I’ve just been playing his cds on repeat. I must be annoying the neighbors for sure because it’s been a constant loop of the same stuff haha. If you’ve never listened to him, DO IT!

Today I don’t have to go into work (the gym) until noon so I got to sleep in a bit.  It was nice because I got to watch Psych last night (such a funny show!) and still get 8.5 hours before I got up.

I hit the streets around 0800 for a nice 7.6 miler.  My legs felt better than yesterday but by the end of the run I was absolutely famished! I guess I don’t really notice it when I’m up at 0600 because my mind hasn’t gotten up yet, but since I typically get up at 0800 anyway my stomach wanted food. It was a pretty relaxing run, no sense of urgency.  Granted, that translates into a slow pace but it was nice to enjoy the moment I was in.  Pretty rare for me to get to do that.  I’m usually thinking of stuff a mile a minute.

The only complaint I had about it was that I think my shoes are getting to the point where they need to be replaced.  Stinks because I don’t have the $$ to do it but it’s gotten to the point where I really can’t ignore the small nagging aches in my shins and feet. Boo! Maybe I’ll try to mooch a new pair off of my mom or dad.  Can’t hurt to try right? Heh.

The weather was decent, very humid but not too hot yet.  It would be the perfect beach day if only I didn’t have to work! Oh well, it’s my last day and hopefully I can fit a beach day in soon.  In fact, I’m going to up Lake Winnipesaukee tonight or tmrw to spend some time actually on a vacation.  My friend has (what I affectionately refer to as) a compound up there so it will be really nice to sit by the lake and read and swim and relax (if that’s even possible for me haha). This conveniently coincides with the return of my family who are coming back from a week on the cape today.  I still have a ton of stuff to do to prepare for my back to school trip this upcoming Friday which may or may not stress me out.  But hey, I think it’ll be worth it.

I’m hopefully going to get some good runs in too.  It’ll be nice to get a change of scenery.  Plus running by a lake –> jumping in said lake when run is done.  Not sure if I can handle the amazingness of it but trust me, I will try.

P.S. This was my 100th post! Woot!


  1. Get new shoes like stat, you’ll be regretting it later for sure. Have fun chillaxin on the beach, lake run for sure. Running with that sunrise cresting over the lake is the best. For me, trail running comes first, lake and beach close second, and probably just straight up backroads third. I love getting the more scenic runs in and being closer nature and breathing good air.

    Comment by veganfritz — August 15, 2009 @ 14:18

  2. You definitely deserve a relaxing trip soon! Also, +1 about getting new shoes. They are expensive, but so are PT co-pays. You know what I mean?

    Comment by LARunner — August 15, 2009 @ 15:06

  3. I agree about the new shoes. I hear ya on the cost–I go through them quickly at this mileage!

    Comment by runjess — August 15, 2009 @ 16:47

  4. Ah….I’ve been cheap before and went a month on uncomfortable shoes…and paid the price. I budget $400 a year for shoes, and 2/3rd are for runners. (about 4 pair) try out

    and to celebrate your 100th post, let me send you the book! Just email me your address at

    Comment by specialkphd — August 16, 2009 @ 10:58

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