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October 22, 2009

Too much testosterone and an all time (s)low

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 13:30

Just got back from the gym after lifting and man, I couldn’t wait to get out of there! Both the men’s bball and baseball teams were there and that is just too much (athlete) testosterone there.  I’m sure that many of them are smart guys but when the teams are together it’s like all courtesy and brainpower is checked at the door! I hate crowds in general, so I tried to be super quick and I could leave without too much lear-ing on their part (like how dare you invade our space) but today has been a slo-mo day so I doubt I was really all that quick haha.

It started when my alarm went off at 0600.  My normal pre-run routine took me easily twice as long as it should have.  Blahhhh. Just one of those mornings where the whole body is dragging, mentally and physically.  Since I was up, and it was 50*(!), I decided to NOT bag the run.  It was an awkward decision.  Like yesterday, the first 2-3 miles were unbelievably slow.  I honestly think I could have walked faster!

But I stuck with it and “reset” the mileage ticker in my head (but not my watch, I never reset the actual watch).  The next 6 miles were definitely progressively faster and the last 2 miles were at 830 pace — flying for an early run.  Unfortunately the overall pace was horrendous, so I’m trying not to think about how slow the first couple of miles were.

That should have been a sign to SKIP my second workout of lifting but I am stubborn and once I get an idea in my head, it’s happening.  So I did my full body lifting routine and, because I wanted redemption, I did a 3 mile run afterward. The weather was also still really nice, not quite sure of the temp but it was easily 65* and bright and sunny.  It felt so good!

And redemption the run was, my body felt so much more awake.  But still, so much working out today! It didn’t seem like that much when I was thinking about it / doing it but when I told my friends over lunch (aka me bragging haha) they all were like “holy moly!” and just now typing it up, I think it was quite a bit. That coupled with my higher running lately means that I need to take it easy!  My heart rate was also much higher than it should have been, so I NEED tmrw to be 100% rest. Shouldn’t be too hard because I already know this weekend will be filled with work and I also know that I could easily use the extra hour or two of sleep in the morning.

Hot-Spanish-TA update: Well maybe not really an update per se BUT I talked to my actual prof yesterday about getting together with someone who was fluent and practice my speaking (and in all honesty I would have done this regardless of the fact that one of the TAs makes me feel like I’m 15) and she emailed both Spanish TAs saying that it would be nice if they included me in things to “charlar” and stuff.  Sweet deal yo.  And I saw him at dinner last night.  Holler.  Is it sad that the encounter kind of was the highlight of my day? 🙂

And since you guys love “The Facts of Life” so much here are the next 5 (what am I going to do when the list runs out? BTW just to clarify, I did not come up with this list myself, it was a fb thing that I stole haha):

16. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

17. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

18. Was learning cursive really necessary?

19. Lol has gone from meaning, “laugh out loud” to “I have nothing else to say”.

20. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.


  1. How many miles did you actually run today? Like 10? Plus lifting? Pretty BAMF (I wanted to use that, but my mother in law reads my blog and I don’t want her to ask what it means) but you are smart to take tomorrow 100% off. You don’t want to run yourself into the ground.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — October 22, 2009 @ 13:45

  2. You are a machine! 10+ miles w/ lifting. LOL at the leering from knuckleheads. Does not happen w/ me … only dirty looks from old ladies as I’m about to run over their rat of a dog!! Ha.

    Comment by a marathoner — October 22, 2009 @ 14:07

  3. i had a 10 minute mile for a first mile one time! i was like WHOA! and i told myself not to care. it’s totally allowed. whatev.

    Comment by Lacey — October 22, 2009 @ 15:28

  4. Ugghhh – totally get the testosterone thing yesterday … i tried to attempt some weights yesterday and was so sick of hearing the man grunting like a pig next to me – i wanted to push him off his bench or something…and i bow down to you on your epic runs as usual!! :)…and Lacey (above)— hey don’t knock 10 minute miles…i’m not far from that !!! haha. yikes.

    thanks sooo much for your words on my last post – they reallly meant alot to me. i have a feeling you experience something verrry similar to me with friends and family and it’s hard to avoid when it’s family or when the other person refuses to leave you alone. ugh. REST UP TOMMOROW!!!

    Comment by eatmovelove — October 22, 2009 @ 18:16

  5. Wow holy running today! Glad you are making progress with the hot TA 🙂

    Comment by Michelle — October 22, 2009 @ 18:31

  6. Men and their weights….sigh. It’s annoying, I know. Anyhow, who cares if the TA is the highlight of your day! Whatever makes you get up in the morning, ya know? LOL. What would you do if he actually asked you out?

    Comment by LARunner — October 23, 2009 @ 03:59

    • i would prolly hyperventilate or something and act like a huuuuuuuuuuger dork than i am 🙂

      Comment by marathonmaiden — October 23, 2009 @ 16:48

  7. Show those boys who’s boss!

    Comment by runjess — October 23, 2009 @ 13:23

  8. You did workout out pretty hard today. Enjoy your rest tomorrow. It’s funny when I lift weights at the gym and all the beefed up guys look at me and are like, what are you doing here? I feel like an alien landing on their planet. But I lift anyways and am like, whatevs! No cursive was not necessary! I never ever use it ever! And I know what you mean by the use of lol nowadays.

    Comment by Liz — October 23, 2009 @ 14:52

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