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November 5, 2009

Let the good times roll

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 13:10

“What has gotten into you lately? Skipping exams, party multiple nights of the week, stalking TAs”. Direct quote from my friend last night at dinner.  Said in jest of course, but I just feel so relaxed.  Very weird because I’m the most tightly wound person EVER.  Incredibly hard for me to relax but that’s how I feel.

My audit became official today so I am no longer obliged to take the physio exam tmrw.  Part of me wants to but I haven’t even begun to study for it so I’m think that’s not going to happen.  Not a big deal at all and it means I can go out tonight.  Since I’m also going out Friday (the Bash) I will be partying multiple nights this week (again).  And yes, totally trying to run into (aka stalking) my Hot-Spanish-TA is an ongoing action.

Speaking of Spanish, last night was really fun.  Very awkward but very fun.  First off, I’m an awkward person in general.  For real. Second, the only ppl there were Hot-Spanish-TA, the other Spanish TA and the German TA (who speaks fluent Spanish).  And me.  Seriously.  Ummm did I mention that I only have 3 semesters of Spanish under my belt? Regardless I think I held my own.  I did realize that my Spanish, while terrible, is understandable (most of the time) and I am excited for next time, as this is really informal and we just sat around talking about things and getting to know each other.

Definitely put me on cloud 9 for the rest of the night. And clearly onto this morning because I had another great run.  3 in a row?! What is this? Haha.  Today I decided to roll the dice and just plan a 9 route because of the past two days.  Plus I wanted to see if running that way was a fluke or not.  I debated doing a tempo (and even tried for the first mile) but decided against it because my mind wasn’t focused at all.

The miles passed quickly and easily.  Except for when a mangy little poodle came out and ran after me.  The owner was really nice and apologetic but I couldn’t help but notice how BIG the teeth were in relation to the rest of the damn dog. Although I prolly could have punted it if it had tried anything (can you tell I’m not a dog lover? heh).

In the end it was a good call running the 9.  My legs are feeling incredibly strong and I like having one big route to do rather than start off with a shorter route and have to add multiple stuff to it.  Breaks me out of “the Zone”.

I’ve been really enjoy the zen time that my mind/body is having on these runs.  My body just seems to be taking over and knows what it needs to do.  Like I mentioned yesterday, the stars just seem to be in alignment lately. However, I risk breaking that if I go out tonight  (as I really want to do to see Hot-Spanish-TA) because I’d prolly take a rest day because, as I discovered last week, running after 4 hours of sleep (while I ran amazingly) kind of kills the mental sharpness for the rest of the day.

Some corework was done as well this morning.  I did:

  • Plank
  • Rows (sit on your butt and extend your body almost fully – as close to the floor as possible- then contract your abs to pull yourself back up)
  • Bicycles

I’ve noticed less of a “burn” feeling during my normal core exercise (even though I rotate) so I’m likely going to have to google some new ones.  Who knows when I’ll get around to it but that’s the plan Stan.

Time to go off to do some work and hope that I run into Hot-Spanish-TA. But first…The Facts of Life

Sadly this is the last installment — and doubly sad is the fact that there’s only 3 of them 😦

61. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

62. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lights than Kay.

63. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat ass before dinner.



  1. That would have been too funny if you got a scar and the story behind it was that it came from a poodle

    Comment by Evan Thomas — November 5, 2009 @ 13:48

  2. So…..GETTT ITTT with the TA 🙂 You guys are fate, I know it, haha. And thats awesome that your running is going so well- minus the whole dog thing…I hate bitchy dogs like that..

    Comment by Kathleen — November 5, 2009 @ 15:37

  3. 1. all the TAs are boys??? not a bad ratio:) and of course HOT TA= necessary presence
    2. nice job on your run! miles flying by??? awesome!
    3. you don’t love dogs?!?! c’mon!!!! and poodles aren’t even dogs anyway. small dogs with big teeth= something else entirely hahaha.


    Comment by Lacey — November 5, 2009 @ 16:23

  4. Have a fun night out. Hope there’s more Hot TA interaction :).

    Comment by EarlyRunner — November 5, 2009 @ 16:25

  5. Ha! Love the zen run. I am always ready to punt the dogs as well as the owners!

    You have it rolling on multiple levels. Throw some of that good karma my way. 🙂

    Comment by a marathoner — November 5, 2009 @ 16:50

  6. So happy that you are feeling the zen. I need that in my life!

    Comment by Runeatrepeat — November 5, 2009 @ 17:29

  7. i am extremely jealous of your spanish skillz!! even if you say they are bad, they are 100x better than mine. i WISH i took espanol in college . . .

    Comment by sarah (ghost world) — November 5, 2009 @ 21:41

  8. Haha – too funny about that last fact of life – but soooo true. I order a Medium pizza for myself which is technically for 2-4 people according to the pizza places…whatever! I usually prefer thin-crust, so c’mon – I’m going to enjoy my ‘zza 🙂 Great job on the running as usual! Love hearing about hot TA guy – that always makes life so much more interesting!

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 5, 2009 @ 22:11

  9. Yep, you and Spanish TA- total FATE!!!!! I’m lovin’ it, too.

    Comment by LARunner — November 5, 2009 @ 22:40

  10. I love your spanish TA stalking stories. They remind me of a time when that was somewhat legit…

    Oh…and i think you give your takeout packers way too much credit…

    Comment by The Laminator — November 6, 2009 @ 00:38

  11. Your statement “First off, I’m an awkward person in general” makes me think we should be best friends because I think that about myself all the time!!! 99% of the awkward situations I end up in are only awkward because I make them that way.

    Comment by Michelle — November 6, 2009 @ 19:54

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