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August 19, 2009

Home again

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:18

home again jiggity jig.

I don’t really know where that’s from, some story that I vaguely remember from childhood. Hmmmm, going to have to google it I guess. [Edit: It’s a mother goose nursery rhyme: To market to market / to buy a fat pig / home again home again jiggity jig]

As the phrase suggests though, I am home from the Lake.  It was a great time and I would have loved to stay longer but I was getting anxious about the fact that I need to do so much before heading off to school on Friday.  Eek.

I decided to “sleep in” this morning. And as I’ve complained about before sleeping in isn’t really sleeping in but the idea is sleep until I naturally wake up rather than have a rude alarm do so.  Also inherent in my idea of sleeping in is that I don’t have to run immediately.  Mentally it’s nice that way so I get to ease into my day.

The only downside is that when I do end up running (like noon for example) it’s hotter than it would be if I had just gotten my butt out of bed earlier.  Not by much but sometimes those 5* make a huge difference.

Today’s run was pretty good.  I did it at home and, as I predicted, it felt really fast (and as far as I can tell actually was).  Definitely was due to the hills of NH being not here, which I am slightly sad to have had to say goodbye too.  As much as I complained I took a huge amount of pride in being able to tackle incorporating hills into every run and even getting those repeats done Monday.

It was pretty hot out and I did cut the run short because I could feel myself overheating a bit. Nothing serious but there’s no need to make myself sick over an extra half mile or so. This shortening also enabled me to keep a solid pace the whole time and not fall apart over the extra bit, always a plus.

But the run was a little bittersweet as I’m going the last of my “goodbye” runs.  I’m really excited to get back to the routes I have at school simply because they’re going to be a change of scenery. That said, I’m sure that after about a month I’m going to be looking for new stuff!

Thanks to those who chimed in on my mapping quest.  I’ve checked out mapmyrun and I think I might make the switch.  Even with that site, however, the maps are exactly the same as on the site I’m using but I think I like the format a little bit better.  Sucks that I’m going to prolly have to transcribe all my runs (and I have lots of routes saved) but hey, that’s life I guess.

Speaking of life, I need to keeping truckin’ along in Operation Packing!



  1. i’m definitely with you on sleeping in. i mean, it’s kinda nice in a way, but it’s so much easier to run earlier! where i live it’s usually 15-20 degrees hotter by noon right now, ughhh.

    Comment by emily — August 19, 2009 @ 16:57

  2. Hah, have fun with the packing there.

    Comment by veganfritz — August 19, 2009 @ 20:04

  3. Is this your last year of college?

    Comment by runjess — August 20, 2009 @ 13:30

  4. Jess: yup. I can’t believe I’m going to be a SENIOR. ugh. where did the past 3 years go? so scary how fast time goes by…

    Comment by marathonmaiden — August 20, 2009 @ 13:37

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