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October 10, 2009

On the mend

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:38

10 hours of sleep! Hooooooooolleeeeeeeeeer! After lounging around yesterday afternoon, an NCIS marathon with my roomie and a marathon of slumber, what is the result? An almost 100% me.  I guess the whole rest = do not move at all thing works.  Very well in fact.

I did set out for a run in the late morning.  Given how I’d been feeling the past few days I didn’t think hitting the streets immediately was a good idea; smarter to get some water and food in me so that the run didn’t feel like torture. Wasn’t sure how far I could / would go but, being the overachiever / perfectionist that I am, I really wanted to get a long run (ie: double digits) in.  And we all know what happens when I get an idea planted into my brain.

I had spent the morning catching up on a season of Numb3rs that I missed.  Bamf show and even cooler because I understand a lot of the math and physics behind it. Yes I do get excited about that kind of stuff (nerd alert hah).

Around 1100 I decided to change and go running.  It was perfect weather.  If it had been about 5* cooler it would have been a perfect fall day.  But it was warm enough to wear a tank, which I chose the cutest one I could find, and yet totally not revealing — it said I’m a serious runner and yet also a female —  because I was running by the house that all the TAs live in.  Yes I am girly and awkward and creepy like that.  But if for whatever reason I saw my lovely TA I wanted to look good dammit. I am slightly embarrassed by my thought process but hey, it is what it is. And sadly no TA sighting.

I set out with the plan of doing some small loops in case I got tired early but then, in a moment of clear delusion, I thought “hey I can do my 12.5 mile loop no problem”.  And it wasn’t a problem. I even was able to maintain my typical long run pace.  Healthy? Maybe, breathing was a little harder but I never felt like I was dying. I think it helped that the weather was so nice.  I mean, sure I was tired but after a long run who isn’t? It wasn’t a feeling of clear exhaustion either, so I feel confident that resting up Thursday and Friday was the cure in letting my body fight the virus.

Rest (or at least rest in any aspect other than my run) happened today too. I’ve just been lounging around really, watching more T.V. on DVD and whatnot. The funny thing is this: I am soooo not a party person.  Sure I go and have fun but I don’t “rage” the way other students do.  Okay well that’s not funny and / or interesting really but this is: while sick and infirmed all I wanted to do was go out and rage.  Seriously! And now that I’m semi-healthy and could conceivably go out AND am having a good hair day no one is on campus.  Prolly just as well, I’m hoping for another looooong slumber tonight.

I also spent an exorbitant amount of time at Target today.  I figured that I had the time just to peruse.  I was able to keep a mental running tally of the things I wanted so that I didn’t go too over budget.  Luckily I had a $50 Visa gift card but honestly? Who wants to just spend only 50? I am proud of the fact that I got 3 boxes of cereal, 1 box of oatmeal, milk, bagels, running shorts, sports bra, and running capris  for only $54.16.  Talk about bargain shopping!

Special shoutout to Matt and NACN, Metal, Runningalison as they gear up for Chicago tmrw! Looks like the weather will be nice.  Plus congrats to kmh304 who ran a 3:07 with a BROKEN ARM in the Baltimore marathon this morning.  Man, I can’t even fathom doing something like that with two healthy arms.  And LARunner who, if RWOL is right, ran a 3:06 at Hartford. I definitely feel so honored to be able to “talk” to these folks! Awesome running guys 🙂



  1. Hey! You’re back or at least back enough to hammer out 12.5. Nice work!

    Comment by a marathoner — October 10, 2009 @ 20:24

  2. Haha I think your wear a cute shirt to run past the hot TA’s house is totally fine! Glad you’re feeling better!

    Comment by Michelle — October 10, 2009 @ 20:39

  3. Great blog! Way to go on the great 12.5 miler after being sick! Hope you continue to feel better. And I totally get you on the partying – funny when I go out, I love it usually, just to sit back with a drink and some good food and a band…but it only happens once in a blue moon…most nights it just seems like a struggle to get out the door and I’d rather turn on the tube with a cup of tea and some ice cream (haha yes i’m hot and cold :).

    Comment by eatmovelove — October 10, 2009 @ 21:09

  4. Great job at Target! I’ve recently been trying to stick to a budget there – it’s tough.

    Comment by Runeatrepeat — October 10, 2009 @ 22:33

  5. So glad to hear you are on the mend already. Not only that, but you ran 12.5. You crazy person! (The good kind of crazy of course.)

    Good luck on your 10K tomorrow, I am excited!

    Comment by Katerina — October 11, 2009 @ 14:18

  6. I have been cutting back too, and maybe I am just to worn out after my run. My best deal! I got $150 worth of groceries at for about $50. The sell them wholesale in banana boxes. Its been saving me a ton of time and money. I got my 3rd box today with some good salad dressings.

    Comment by Christie Parker — October 12, 2009 @ 22:07

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