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November 15, 2009

Birthday Round 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:04

Kind of. I’m actually not going to talk about it because I am very upset with my friends.  My birthday was kind of a bust with no one wanting to go out with me.  Very disappointing.

That disappointment, however, did pave the way for a good run today I guess.  I’ll always maintain that happy runs are the best to keep going and not feel bogged down while angry runs are intense but they lose momentum pretty fast.  That was the case today.

I started out really strong.  The weather was 60*, overcast, slight breeze.  Perfect conditions.  I headed out feeling emotionally heavy and I was determined to shake that feeling via the run, so I pounded it for the first half or so.  I really don’t even remember anything about the first 50% because I was just so intent in leaving behind the ickyness that I was feeling from yesterday.

The second half I lost a bit of stream, more so in the case that my pace slowed.  Definitely a good thing: after 23k (14.4 miles) yesterday my body didn’t need another beating! It was also a good thing because it meant that I had been successful in getting the angry pumping stuff out of my system.  This half of the run felt better mentally but it also let my realize how hard I have been pushing lately.  My legs felt heavy over the last few miles and my chest kind of burned in that exhausted way (I wish I could describe it better than that!) and I was pleasantly tired at the end.

It may also have to do with running lots of miles (again) this week, although the feeling wasn’t one associated with logging miles. It was the feeling that I left everything I had out there.  I haven’t totaled up my week but it’s likely going to be high again. That coupled with my longest long run for quite a while definitely explains the lead legs. And as a quick aside: I ran 8.6 miles today to bring my weekend total to 23 miles haha!

And in a much better mood than I started with.  A definitely plus as I faced a MOUNTAIN of work that I had put off all weekend.  Definitely still not all done as my Spanish drama (called  Fisica o Quimica for whoever asked last week) beckoned and who am I to deny its call?

But right now the call of my homework is getting louder.  So I guess it’s time to not ignore the French paper, French poem, independent study slides and reading for multiple other classes.  Guess I’m lucky that I’ve stopped sleeping?! Haha.

Awesome job to Jess who beasted the San Antonio marathon today.  I’ll let her tell everyone how she did but I just wanted to say that she’s amazing and I want to run as fast as her!!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday nights and hope the week gets kicked off to a nice start tmrw 🙂



  1. Sorry about the lame homies! But you handled it the right way … running it off. What a bamf weekend for you: some fun, 23 miles and chopping down some of the work tree. Feel better. Happy Birthday!

    Comment by a marathoner — November 15, 2009 @ 19:22

  2. Ahh sorry about your friends. But I’m sure they’ll make it up to you. Great job on the run girl! I like that you found something positive in your day 🙂

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 15, 2009 @ 21:34

  3. Sorry about your friends being lame, but it’s always hard to get everyone in a group all together all at once to do anything. At least birthday round 1 was fun and your run cleared out the angry feelings so you could work on school stuff.

    Comment by Chelsea — November 16, 2009 @ 06:59

  4. Don’t worry about your birthday honey. They are always a bit of a let down. I remember one specific one in uni where I had a similar thing happen. Of course rather then going for a healthy run I got really drunk and smoked a bunch of cigarettes. Oh how times have changed. Way to get something positive out of your disappointment.

    Comment by Katerina — November 16, 2009 @ 12:32

  5. Aww I’m sorry that your friends wussed out on your celebration. The same thing happens to me all the time. The good thing about birthdays is that there is one every year, so there is always another chance to paint the town red! Have a good week chica!

    Comment by Liz — November 16, 2009 @ 14:23

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