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September 3, 2009

Nothing left for me to do but

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:42


That’s right, I’m taking Jazz Dance for credit.  Now before you roll your eyes and think about how tough your school/work schedule i s like, let me remind you that I could graduate now because I’ve taken so many extra courses AND I’m still taking double the credit that most seniors are taking this semester plus an independent physics research project that might turn into an honors thesis.  Plus this is the first elective I’ve taken in the 6 (well now 7) semesters I’ve been here.

Gosh, I can’t believe I just wrote that paragraph.  Modest much? Haha I think I still need to justify to myself taking this class!

But back to Jazz.  Even though this morning was a perfect (yet again) one to run in, I didn’t and gave my legs the morning off. I didn’t really plan to have it coincide with having jazz today but that’s how it worked out and I decided to make jazz my xt today.

Let me start off with the fact that I may just be the most ungraceful person on the planet.  Luckily this is jazz and not ballet so it’s not that big of a deal but my really good friend (who’s on the dance company) is also in the class and I felt like a fawn trying to walk for the first time.

But I’m really happy with the class.  We stretched muscles that have prolly NEVER been stretched before and I’ll likely be sore tmrw.  I told my friend that I was working muscles that I’m pretty sure do not exist and she told me that she’ll try running 🙂

In any case I’m pretty sure that my body would rather run 20 miles than jazz dance (hell any type of dance) for 1hr20mins! But I hope to gain some flexibility out of the class.  These first few classes will likely be just that: flexibility, core work and JAZZ WALKING. Once I gained some sass I really got the hang of walking.  Who knew that walking would be so hard? Heh.

Not too much to add.  Second day of classes and it’s looking, like I said above, like it’ll be a tough semester.  Luckily tough and busy is what I thrive on.  My classes all seem really interesting and hopefully that means I won’t mind the assignments and studying and work that comes with it (too much at least).  Granted, that means NOTHING when it comes to the level of me complaining heh.

As a final thought (gosh don’t you just love trash tv?) I will say that I do have a tentative race schedule for this fall.  This is a big deal as I typically only run one race in the fall and one in the spring (oh the limitations of my wallet!).  But here is the general idea (subject to change as I haven’t actually registered for any of them):

Which, speaking of registering (and I promise someday I will try to not tangent the entire post!), there was a bit of drama with the half this weekend.  Apparently registration closed August 30.  And it didn’t appear to have race day registration.  Boo! Right? Well I emailed the race director saying that I had run this race before (true) and that I had been planning on racing this since the early summer (slight stretching of the truth) and wanted to see if there would be, in fact, race day registration.  While waiting for his reply I searched for other, comparable, races for this weekend.  I complied a list and by the time the R.D got back to be I was thinking that one or two of these races would be great.  The reply was that registration opens at 0730 that morning.  So I better get my butt up to NH to get a spot! Whew, and to think that if I hadn’t procrastinated with registering this could have been avoided. I was just being lame.

Ok but here’s the plan:

  • 09/06 09 Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon
  • 09/20 09 Providence 5k
  • 10/11 09 BAA Half      OR
  • 10/12 09 Tufts Health Care 10k
  • 11/07 09 Wakefield Run for all Ages 5k
  • 04/19 10 BOSTON!

If anyone is in the area and is actually doing one of these races, sweet!



  1. I think you should do the half and the 10k! That would be wild!

    Comment by Matt — September 3, 2009 @ 18:12

  2. Oooh! This weekend is a half! I didn’t know… Be sure to post a full race report!

    Comment by LARunner — September 3, 2009 @ 19:05

  3. Wow, props to you for taking jazz dance- I would totally fall on my butt with all the cheoreography! Your work load sounds crazy intense- good luck!

    Comment by Kathleen — September 3, 2009 @ 21:26

  4. I took a dance class in college too! I didn’t like it…good luck to you!

    Comment by runjess — September 4, 2009 @ 13:12

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