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August 28, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:57

So I didn’t *totally* jinx myself this morning like I was speculating about yesterday.  True, this morning my legs were a bit stiff which totally affected my pace but it wasn’t as bad as I was picturing it.  But then again, when is anything as bad as imagined?

I did another 8 miles (8.3 to be exact).   Lately I’ve been feeling 8 milers because they’ve been giving me enough time to loosen up the legs get some good strong miles in mid run then ease up a bit as a warm down.  At least that’s been the case these past few runs.  I seem to find that even though my mind wants to jump right into the ideal pace, my legs want 2ish miles to wake up — at least in the morning.  I’ve also been “listening to my body” and slowing down (rather than pushing) the very last mile because, as my overall mileage is starting to increase, my body needs time to adapt. All these 8-ers have been boosting my overall mileage but I’m not feeling worn down or anything.  Yet (knock on wood because – let’s face it- I just jinxed myself again.)

The weather held up yet again this morning.  It was practically really cool all night, not as much as the previous one, but it was still about 60* when I set out and I felt a little chilled at the start.  The clouds were really pretty patterns this morning in what I think of as a “beach pattern”.  Very pretty! The clouds got burnt off by the sun as I was running making it a little hotter but still amazing weather.  Too bad this stupid hurricane that I mentioned yesterday will be here tmrw ruining the wicked awesome weather streak.  Grrrrr.

I also got some packages today! I love how a trip to the campus post office can totally make or break a day haha.  I got the textbooks that I ordered (a small yay) and season 6 of NCIS (a big huge YAY!) Can’t wait to get some free time to watch it.

As a segue into spending lots of $$ I also went to Target last night for a cheap drying rack.  Well I found it along with about $40 worth of other stuff too.  Hmmmmm, I may or may not have blown a significant portion of the money I have put away for discretionary spending and the semester hasn’t even started yet! But it was mostly non-perishable food which is something I need.  Since it’s still the summer here on campus I’ve been too lazy to walk to the dining hall during the 6 hours (2 for each meal) that it’s open and as a result have already gone through 2 tubs of peanut butter.  Evidently I love peanut butter.  It helps that it goes well on lots and lots of things too. Luckily food at Target is cheap so I got a lot for a little.

Sweet deal, my mom just got here to drop off some stuff that I had forgotten.  Hopefully this can turn into a grocery shopping trip too? Oh how I can hope! Enjoy your Friday nights! Doing anything amazing?


  1. impressive 8s!

    target sucks me in even if i had NO plans on buying anything. whoever designed that store is a genius.

    Comment by sarah (ghost world) — August 28, 2009 @ 21:46

  2. Ooohhh, I love Target. Great job on the running! Hope you are enjoying being back at school.

    Comment by LARunner — August 29, 2009 @ 07:30

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