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September 26, 2009

Will the work ever end?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:23

The movie last night was good, but looooooooooooong.  I had seen a documentary on the crime wave of the 30s over the summer on The History Channel (nerd alert 1!) so the movie was a little on the boring side because there were no surprises.  I’m guessing that lots of the people knew the basic plot but I knew the details.  Eh. Christian Bale is hot though soooo it was worth it. I think I knew how long it was (2 hours 15 minutes) going in but I guess I didn’t consider that it meant I would be going to be kind of late.  Extra late if you consider that I was up at 0600. So by the time the movie got out at 2315? Yes I had been up for 17 hours and 15 minutes.

So while my intention of getting up and getting the long run done early was noble it was postponed until late morning as I slept really late: 0830! Which gave me the chance of going to the leadership conference.  Wahoo. NOT.  My school requires leaders from every club on campus to attend.  If you don’t then your funding and assets get frozen.  I stayed just long enough to secure finding for the physics club (nerd alert 2!) and then hit the studying / working hardcore.

I took my running break around 1100 and set out on a 12.7 mile route.  Since being back at school I hadn’t yet run this route yet so I was excited although I always have butterflies in my stomach of “Oh *expletive* can I do this?” I mean, I always can but I still get nervous.

The weather (and you’re going to hate me Southerners) was WONDERFUL.  I left when it was 55* and it only rose to 60* for the entire run.  Plus it was very sunny and bright, and the route was shady so I was able to not bake and roast.

I knew I was going to be semi-pressed for time as my phone interview was at 1440 (more on that in a bit) but 12.7 miles shouldn’t (and didn’t) take me that long.  I mean it was a long run but as my runs get longer, my pace gets faster.  So weird but my overall pace for a 5 miler will be much slower than my overall pace for a 20 miler.  So despite knowing that I would have just enough time to eat and shower and prep for the interview I decided to tack on an extra 1.5-ish to the run bringing the distance to 14.3 (roughly).

It felt amazing! Well that’s a half-truth, my IT band (I think?) stiffened up and felt streeeeeeeeeeeeetched around mile 6 and my hips/glutes are feeling tight right now but I still feel good.  I think the mental goodness that I feel is totally trumping the bit of discomfort I’m feeling heh.

And just as a note about the interview: I’m still going to be cagey about what it’s for but I think it went well. I tried not to stutter and say “Ummmm” and “like” and I hope I came across as well-spoken.  The way that the application process is going to work for this job is: submit online app (done), if they like that: phone interview & submit references (done to the phone interview, need to confirm my references that they are going to do it), if they like that: in-person, day-long interview conference, if they like that: job offer. I find out if I make it to the next round in early October so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Tonight = Oktoberfest though and there will be a keg provided by SGA (student government association).  Free beer and German food? Yes please!

I just need to get through another billion hours of homework.  There may or may not be a light at the end of the tunnel though.  I was able to get a HUGE dent done yesterday (courtesy of my 6 hour hw love fest)  and this morning before the run and interview.  Hopefully I can keep my nose to the grindstone and push out another paper.  I wrote 2 last night and a poem (in French) as well as an analysis of it this morning.  Ummm, I’m a physics major? What is all this paper stuff?

Well if free beer isn’t an impetus to get this stuff done I don’t know what is.  I don’t even like beer.  But it’s free. 😛


  1. Nothin better than free beer!

    Comment by Matt — September 26, 2009 @ 18:15

  2. That’s interesting that your pacing for LRs is faster than shorter distances. Maybe your body is saying, “God, this is going to be long and painful, so you better hurry it up!” Nice job jamming all that stuff in such a short time frame. Very efficient.

    Comment by a marathoner — September 26, 2009 @ 18:54

  3. haha, sounds like a good night awaits you. Get that hw done girl!

    Comment by Liz — September 26, 2009 @ 19:21

  4. Sounds like fun! But you should slow down on your LRs…running them so fast isn’t wise, unless you’re doing long distance speedwork. There’s a reason they call is an LSD… Have a good rest of your weekend!

    Comment by The Laminator — September 26, 2009 @ 22:18

  5. Foam roll the ITB for a great cure! I use my daily. Physics club= awesome!!! Also, I’m shocked that the college can give out beer like that. Oh well, fun stuff, though. Great job, as usual, on the training!

    Comment by LARunner — September 27, 2009 @ 11:43

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