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November 14, 2009

Birthday Round 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:06

Last night was fun but in a totally different way than Thursday. I went to a bball game on campus and then hung out with my closest friends (at least the ones who decided to stay on campus – LAME).  We also went to the “pub” on campus and talked a bunch about random stuff.  It was a great recovery (although there was slight alcohol usage) from Thursday night and rest to gear up for tonight.  Still have absolutely no plans yet.  A little bummed about that but hey, I guess it’ll all work out? And no Evan there shall be no pictures posted here.  In fact, whatever happens I will not allow cameras to be in attendance 😛

A chill night last night was really nice because I wanted to do my 23k this morning.  The only bummer was the weather: Hurricane Ida is here and starting runs in the rain isn’t very fun (for me at least) and that’s what I was going to have to do.  The time I wanted to go was, however, the only time that there was a less than 60% chance of rain.  So I took the chance. And the upside was that it was actually pretty warm out: about 52* when I left my room.

The run itself was really good. As much as I complain about running in the rain it makes me feel like a bamf.  Especially when you take into account that I didn’t see a single other runner/biker/walker out there the whole 14.4 miles (yes I realize that it’s 23.175k but it’s a great route to run and I didn’t want to find a new route).  My thoughts were all over the place.  From my birthday to Hot-Spanish-TA to what the hell am I going to do tonight to I can’t wait to watch more Spanish drama!

I knew the run was going to be tough not just from the weather but it’s been awhile since I ran a run over 12 miles.  And indeed my legs were tired, but more so at the beginning.  My legs also waned a bit around mile 10 but I finished the last 2 miles really strong.  I felt, like in some weird way, that it mirrored my life.  Mile 10 corresponds to 16k and ages 16-19 were a tough time period.  And the last 2-3 miles corresponds to 3-4 km and I’ve felt so great the past 3-4 years.  So that was kind of weird but very nice as I chose 23k to commemorate my 23 years of life.

And the rain was actually nice at some points and felt good as the temp was warmer than usual.  I liked that there were periods of no rain, light rain, rain and heavy rain.  Felt good and made it kind of interval like: I was never “bored” with one type of rain haha!

The rest of my day has consisted of laundry (my friend  “why would you do laundry on your birthday?” me “so that i don’t go out naked tonight”), a little bit of homework (blah!) and being bombarded with facebook notifications of ppl (most of whom I don’t really / have never hung out with, and no I’m not talking about the ppl who read this blog or blogs I read or interact with on RW.  Rather the ppl who graduated last year or I only know as acquaintances at college or high school.  Awkward.)  My favorite, though, has been from my sister who posted the Blink182 song “What’s my age again” and highlighted the lyric “Cause no one likes you when youre 23” Touche there my dear! Haha

And of course I’ve been watching my Spanish drama. Might just be the best birthday present I could give to myself haha! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Stay dry in youre in New England and have a great Saturday night y’all 😀



  1. Happy birthday!! Very cool how you associated your 23 years w/ markers of the 23K. Nothing like a contemplative run to take your mind off of “what am I doing out here!” feelings. Enjoy tonight!

    Comment by a marathoner — November 14, 2009 @ 16:31

  2. Happy Birthday! Way to go on the 23k. Hope you find something fun to do tonight.

    Comment by Chelsea — November 14, 2009 @ 16:37

  3. Darn no pics. Hope things work out fun for tonight! and awesome 23k run!

    Comment by Evan Thomas — November 14, 2009 @ 16:53

  4. Haha when I turned 23 a year and a half ago, one of the guys in my class was turning 25 two days later and we had a joint b-day celebration and called it the “Quarter of a Century/Nobody Likes You” extravaganza and the Blink song was the theme song of the night.

    Great job on the run, hope you do something fun tonight! 🙂

    Comment by Michelle — November 14, 2009 @ 17:25

  5. Happy happy birthday! That’s funny how your run commemorated your life and all…very cool. Enjoy your evening…party hard!

    Comment by Liz — November 14, 2009 @ 17:26

  6. HAPPY B-DAY!!! Awesome run – you amaze me – hae an awesome night! Oh and I love your answer to the laundry – haha, I’ll keep that one in mind 🙂

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 14, 2009 @ 22:23

  7. Happy Birthday!!! I hope your weekend is still going so well!

    Comment by triathena — November 15, 2009 @ 13:45

  8. Way to run your 23k like a bamf!! 14.4 miles is further then my PDR(13.1) so I find it totally amazing and a great way to spend your birthday.

    Comment by Katerina — November 15, 2009 @ 14:35

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