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September 25, 2009

Old Lady

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 19:02

Ok well I might not feel 100% like an old lady but the muscles are definitely feeling my lifting from yesterday! Sucks because it means that I really did neglect it but awesome because I love the sore feeling.

When my alarm went off this morning I thought about pushing my run to this afternoon.  But I knew that I was going to slammed with work and didn’t want to feel any stress over A) getting a run in and B) getting all my work done.  Now, as some of my friends have pointed out, I could have just skipped the run.  But, dear friends, you know that is not a solution!

The other rationale for pushing off the run was that I was on my feet for lots of hours last night at the hospital and because of me being there I wasn’t able to eat as much as I wanted / usually do so I wasn’t sure how fueled my muscles were going to be. Although the hospital food was actually really decent and I got a good amount of food with the $5 voucher I was given.

Side note: The ER was okay.  A little on the boring side but I was able to observe cases that directly related to my physio class which made writing the paper so much easier.  I think the doctor was a little bored too, or maybe he was just tired after a long day.  Either way the lack of traumatic stuff kind of made the night feel a little flat.  Some cool stuff buttttt I wish there had been something HUGE (okay well maybe not because that would mean that ppl would have had to get hurt but I wanted it to be like ER, and preferably with a doctor I was shadowing looking like George Clooney)

Back to this morning. The humidity dropped off overnight and made the run nice and cool.  My hands were actually cold and I didn’t really sweat at all.  Compare that to the other day when I was drenched within the first mile.  And despite my worries about my legs being too sore, not fueled etc my pace was about 30 sec per mile faster today than on Tuesday.  Maybe a little slower than an “ideal” easy run but still a confidence booster because it showed me that the weather plays such a huge role in how I run. And luckily the weather is suppose to cool down over night to low 40s? That would be wonderful (and trust me, if I could share I would!)

I got around 9 miles, maybe 9.05 – 9.10 (and yes I actually do track the hundredths of a mile even though in my log I only go to the tenths haha).  And I got to see the sunrise.  Always a plus.

The rest of my day has been: classes, grocery shopping, paper writing.  I have so much to do this weekend that’s it’s almost comical.  I’ve been working for the past 4 hours straight and will continue to work until 2100 (after finishing this and grabbing a quick bite to eat).  I’m going to the on-campus movie: Public Enemies with a friend.  I actually watched a documentary on John Dillinger this summer so it will be interesting to compare real vs Hollywood. Part of me wants to blow it off and continue to work but I know that I need to do something not school related so my head doesn’t explode. I have the feeling that tmrw and Sunday will be very similar to today.

I do have a job interview in the afternoon tmrw that I need to start prepping for, which I’ll do over dinner.  I don’t want to sound like an idiot over the phone! Sucks majorly though that I have to have a working supper. But hey, you do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do.  Right?

Hope you guys have a better Friday night planned than me! 😉


  1. Good luck with the job interview! The cooler temps are sure nice for runnin (and I’m a total hot weather girl!) In response to your question, I’m running a Trail Race tomorrow morning. Not sure how far I’ll go, but it is my ‘long run’ for the week and I’m keeping it nice and slow.
    Thanks for the well-wishes on the stress stuff. I’ll report back on how it all turns out.

    Comment by peaceloveandrunning — September 25, 2009 @ 19:05

  2. Skipping runs IS NOT OK. Tell your friends that.

    Comment by Matt — September 25, 2009 @ 21:23

  3. Sorry to disappoint but I have zero Friday night plans. To be completely honest, it’s 8:45 and I’m in pajamas and counting down until it’s an acceptable time to go to bed.

    Good luck with the interview tomorrow!! 🙂

    Comment by Michelle — September 25, 2009 @ 21:46

  4. Wow sounds like you’ve been majorly busy today! Good luck with your interview!

    Comment by Liz — September 25, 2009 @ 22:32

  5. ooh into the 40s! that’s winter weather to me!!

    also i wanted to say that WOW i am so impressed the weights you can lift after taking a strength training hiatus! you must be super naturally strong 🙂

    Comment by sarah (ghost world) — September 26, 2009 @ 08:17

  6. just found your blog. loved reading what i have so far! hope you had a fun friday night!

    Comment by natalie — September 26, 2009 @ 16:00

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