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November 9, 2009

Happy 200th

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:28

First off: This is my 200th post! I was going to post my weekly stats this morning but decided I didn’t want to “waste” my 200th — even though this post is not going to talk about it from this point out hahaha.

Oh man. And to think that Monday’s shouldn’t be that busy for me.  But it’s 1830. I’ve been up since 0530 (stupid insomnia!) and this is the first time I’ve had to myself.  Sheesh.

Anyway.  Like I just said I didn’t get that much sleep last night.  I was up semi-late trying to figure out what I want to do for my proposal that I mentioned yesterday.  Needless to say it was a bit frustrating and I didn’t get anything done with it.  I just kept looking at articles but nothing was clicking with me.  Grrrrrrr. So I thought that it would translate to a terrible run.

But I keep forgetting how AWESOME I am (and I say that in the most modest way I assure you).  I mean, the run wasn’t the greatest pace wise but it was much better than Mondays of the past.  Muy bueno. My one complaint was the temperature.  The high for yesterday was 68*.  The overnight low was about 28* and about 32* when I got up.  I (stupidly) did not check the weather forecast and froze my little butt off haha.  Not really but my hands and fingers were not appreciative.  I think I need to start looking into better gloves for the winter.  Although I don’t really know why I try, I’ve done the triple layering occasionally to no avail. Stupid poor circulation!

Despite the DST change last weekend the sun still continues to rise later and later.  Boo! So now I’m waking up in darkness but after doing my core routine I have sunshine.  Gosh I really do hate going into these winter months.

Either way sunshine (and not clouds) lifts my mood.  Tremendously and I was able to get through 7 miles quite effortlessly.  My HR stayed low the entire time which was nice and, once I was done, quickly went back to resting.

The run itself was great.  The first 5 miles or so felt strong — which, despite running well the past week, has rarely been the case.  Maybe I was pushing too hard, trying to burn off that frustration of the night before as well as the insomnia.  Regardless the last two miles significantly slowed down and prolly is where the slow overall pace comes in.  The annoying thing is that I could *feel* myself fading over the last couple miles.  And there really wasn’t anything I could do about it!

Overall, however, I’m happy with the run.  I look at it as a Monday run that was much better than usual.  A bonus. I’m trying to embrace things that annoy me or that I dislike.  My theory is that if you can accept this stuff then life is good.  I’m trying it out with slow runs and winter.  We’ll see if my overall mood improves.  I’ve been content so far!

Also, I’ve been getting pretty nervous about this weekend.  I’m hitting “real person age”.  It’s a bit scary. I was thinking of running my age in miles that day, as the older I get the more miles I’d have to do (duh!).  But now I’m not so sure.  See, I’ve planned a three day extravaganza of debauchery.   Well maybe only two (Thurs & Sat as I’ll likely need Friday to recover from Thurs haha).  The thing is that my body doesn’t recover like it did back in the days (haha I sound real old now).  I guess if I take it easy Friday night — and I plan to watch El Laberinto del Fauno and take it easy — maybe I can still do it? I still got a few days to decide.

Alright back to putting my nose on the Monday grindstone.  Lots and lots to do!

Also: Natalie over at NoNo2YoYo is having a giveaway, plus that post I just linked too also has sweet info about Project Feed Me which is soooo cool.  Sign up! (and tell her that I was the one you found out about this from)

AND re: Spanish TA. I’m not sure I believe the rumors and it’s literally one or two things I’ve heard from other ppl.  Definitely not giving up yet 🙂


  1. Happy 200th post!! And I definitely don’t recover from debauchery as fast as I did back in the days (you know, like 2 years ago) either, which should make this weekend interesting as all my best friends from undergrad will be in town so sloppiness will undoubtedly ensue.

    Yayyy for another great run! My fingers always freeze in the winter because for some reason whenever I wear gloves to run, my fingers get all tingly and then it makes my stomach hurt. I know this makes no sense physiologically, it’s so weird! So I usually go gloveless and wrap my hands up in my sleeves!

    Comment by Michelle — November 9, 2009 @ 19:39

  2. How old are you going to be??? I’m only 21 and I don’t recover like did when I was 18. I feel like an old fart sometimes. That would be rad if you ran your age in miles. And I read in your last post that Hot Spanish TA might be gay?? Let’s hope not!

    Comment by Liz — November 9, 2009 @ 19:48

  3. I hit 100 posts today! Haha.

    Fly me up there and I will run some miles with you on your birthday 😉

    Comment by Matt — November 9, 2009 @ 21:27

  4. You ARE awesome!! I love your posts – they make me happy for some reason :)Here’s to Monday being over, yayyy! Congrats on the 200 posts, I hope I’m still around for mine…and writing famous books and doing whatever I love 🙂 sigh.

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 9, 2009 @ 22:34

  5. Oh, please, you are a BABY! You have plenty of good years left. As to who said they recover slower, B.S. to that. LOL, no offense. I am 30 and I am running faster marathons than when I was 20! The best is yet to come, my dear! Embrace it!

    Comment by Rebecca — November 9, 2009 @ 22:49

  6. Your 20s only improve as you get older. You get a real job with real $$ and real independence. Sure I miss college sometimes, but don’t think it’s all downhill from 22 (or whatever). I guess you owe it to us to tell us how old you’re going to be now 😉

    Comment by EarlyRunner — November 10, 2009 @ 12:04

  7. I’m guessing you’re turning 22 since that’s the first “unexciting” birthday. 😉

    Comment by runjess — November 10, 2009 @ 12:23

  8. Triple woot! Great run, 200th post and an impending b-day. All good stuff.

    Comment by a marathoner — November 10, 2009 @ 13:36

  9. Well a Happy Early Birthday to you! Getting old sucks, the hangovers totally get worse. Still waiting for the wisdom to kick in.

    Comment by Katerina — November 10, 2009 @ 17:42

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