Jeez, how did that happen?
So here’s my September recap: 290.7 miles. WOOT!
And you want to know total time? Well my dear friends since the week is not over and I have not calculated any time yet, plus September didn’t start on a Monday you’ll have to wait until I find the time to run the numbers. I just did a quick calc but it made the average pace coming out to 5 min/mi. And there’s no way that is true. I wish though!
Last night was very chilly, I got up for my run and it was 38*. Yikes. And my school isn’t going to turn the heat on for another 2 weeks sooooo I guess I’ll have to break out the down comforter if it gets any colder.
I guess in some way it made running easier. Not to get out the door but the actual put-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other act that I so desperately love. If I had posted right after the run I would have told you that my quad pain/soreness was 100% gone — hindsight tells me maybe my muscles went numb? But never fear muscles, during my AM class the soreness returned to me.
The run itself though was really good. Intuitively one would think that the day after a really hard tempo would be a slow recovery run. Not for me. I think speedwork wakes up my fast twitch muscles because the next day I always run faster than average without meaning to. Weird right? Anyone else like this?
So my pace was great today, although I should clarify it as my overall pace. I always end up speeding up and slowing down over the course of a whole run. And I felt strong. So I ran 9 miles.
I also was able to fit in a quick lifting session too. I did the same thing as Monday but without such a long warm down and I included core. Definitely didn’t want to run anymore than necessary. Especially since it was inside and all the girls in the gym decided to put on makeup and perfume beforehand.
And I feel all out of sorts with my life right now. No nothing catastrophic has happened but I just feel overwhelmed with everything I’m doing. I have so much work that is due for tmrw hanging over my head but I also need to study hardcore for my physio test, conveniently tmrw too. I really haven’t had any solid chunk of time to study today, between multiple meetings and classes I haven’t had any more than 30 minutes at one time to myself. And it stresses me out hardcore.
I was planning on updating you about my “future” because I was supposed to have a meeting with the career center here BUT I went in early this morning to change my 1130 appt to the PM. So the girl (student worker) told me that 1600 was free and I told her to change my appt because a later time reduced my stress slightly. When I got there, however, the ppl at the desk told me that the woman I was supposed to meet with had another meeting. Ummmm WTF? Shouldn’t the girl have known/told me about that this morning? I definitely would have shown up at 1130, changing was a convenience thing. The next available appt isn’t until the 26th. Yeah, like a month away. I mean, my reason for the meeting isn’t 100% urgent but I still want to get a jump start on finding a job during my gap year. Gah…
On the bright side it gives me an extra hour to study tonight. Which I should get back to…if you want, I’d appreciate some good vibes sent my way (hint*hint*nudge*nudge)
Happy First Day of October though!