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November 10, 2009

T-4 days. Eeek.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:07

Yes. In the back on my head I have a countdown to my bday.  I used to have it physically written out but, well, as the years passed that stopped.  As for my age? I’ll be 23.  Real person age.  It’s the age where ppl look at you differently because youre expected to have a real job, real life etc. and not be irresponsible.  Like that will ever happen haha.

Thanks to everyone who said that I’m not old (which I do know it’s just that I’m the oldest by a bit compared to my friends as I took a gap year between high school and college) and that things get better as the years go on.  I certainly hope so as I want life to improve constantly!

Re: running my age in miles. I had a meeting with my advisor earlier today and we were just chatting about life after the meeting was done and he suggested doing 23 km rather than miles. DUH! Why didn’t I think of that?! So much more do-able. I mean: A) my body is getting old heh and B) the rest of the world uses metric and so shall I.

Now that that’s settled onto the run at hand today. Unlike yesterday it was warm and cloudy.  So naturally I overdressed.  Not the biggest deal in the world but I also ended up running 10 miles so by the end I was pretty sweaty and gross (not exactly what I wanted to be going into Spanish class like). I actually had to change my clothes and open the windows when I got back to my room.  It was only about 55* but coming off of a 28* morning yesterday…well let’s just say New England is known for it’s rapidly changing weather.

And unlike yesterday I didn’t fade at the end, sure my miles at the start were pretty slow but each one kept feeling stronger and stronger.  Definitely a good thing and what (to me) qualifies a run “good”. Which is why I, yet again, expanded my miles this morning. My overall pace was literally one second per mile over “goal” which is annoying because if I had run 10 seconds faster I would have hit my goal. Grrrrrrr. 😛

Another grrrrrr has been my sleeping pattern.  Lately I cannot string together a good night of sleep.  Last night I couldn’t shut my brain up until about 0100 and then I was WIDE AWAKE at 0400.  I simply laid in bed for the next couple of hours but man, does it suck hardcore.

Anyway. Another really busy day here and I’m just feeling “off”. Hopefully some productivity will change that?



  1. 23 is totally not old. Don’t worry people don’t expect you to be responsible until at least 25. An off day is just that, an off day.

    Comment by Katerina — November 10, 2009 @ 18:32

  2. 23?! Oh Em Gee. Try not to break a hip running 😛
    Just playing, lol. On the flip side, sometimes I wish I were older because I feel like another generation in the blog world, so being 23 is very cool, and no one expects anything of you until after college anyway

    Comment by Evan Thomas — November 10, 2009 @ 18:57

  3. Yay! I don’t remember my 23rd b-day. After 21, they stopped mattering. 🙂 Very cool suggestion on running 23K on the actual day.

    1 second per mile over goal pace?! You slacker. Ha. 🙂 Great run.

    Comment by a marathoner — November 10, 2009 @ 18:58

  4. Thats a sweeet idea about the whole running your age in miles 🙂 Except it makes getting older suck even more…
    And sorry about your sleeping probs- hope that gets resolved soon!

    Comment by Kathleen — November 10, 2009 @ 20:07

  5. That is a great idea to run your age in km! Genius! Man…3 hours of sleep, no bueno. Hope that resolves itself.

    Comment by Liz — November 11, 2009 @ 00:18

  6. i was always the oldest of my friends b/c my parents started me in school a year later than i could’ve started (they are teachers and believe being older in age= more mature= do better in school).

    oooh happy happy birthday soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the big thing in my fam is picking what we do/where we go for dinner and the kind of cake we want. lol. so….. what’re your picks??????????? 🙂

    Comment by Lacey — November 11, 2009 @ 09:43

  7. Sorry about the no sleep thing. Insomnia is the worst. It’s funny because I got married and moved across the country at 23- thinking I was so old and mature and all- and now I realize just how little I knew, haha. What did you do during your gap year?

    Comment by EarlyRunner — November 11, 2009 @ 11:23

  8. 1. 23 is not old. I am 25 and have no job. If you’re looking for a way to avoid adulthood, I highly recommend grad school 🙂
    2. Nice job on the run!! You’ve got some awesome crazy mileage happening recently. Clearly you aren’t that old!

    Comment by ashley — November 11, 2009 @ 12:32

  9. ohhhh to be 23 again 🙂 its a GREAT age!

    Comment by aron — November 11, 2009 @ 18:27

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