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November 21, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:41

Poppies will but them to sleep. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

Last night was a good night all around.  I went to see New Moon with the girls and it was great!! I actually can give this movie my endorsement.  The graphics were great and the acting was much better than the first one.  The second book is actually my least favorite so I was happy that I was happy with the movie.  Very pleasant to watch.  Plus there were some shirtless boys (although ewwww not Robert Pattinson).  Very pleasant indeed.  My one problem was the amount of 13 year old girls that were there.  And they squealed at every sexually charged moment.  Which there were a lot of.  Annoying to be sure (the girls not the sexual tension haha).

When I got back to campus I really didn’t feel like going out.  I think that finally the 3-4 hour nights for the past 3 weeks have caught up to me and I just felt exhausted.  Granted I’ve felt like that before and still had trouble sleeping.  So I helped my body out by caving to Ambien.  But I slept for 9.5 hours.  A solid sleep too, no tossing and turning, no waking up during the night.  It was glorious.  Kind of.  Sure I definitely needed the sleep but when I woke up I felt like I could go back to bed for ANOTHER 9.5 hours.  Sort of funny if you think about it because the nights I was sleeping 4 hours I was chipper and alert the next morning/day and last night I more than doubled my shut eye and I was all groggy and sleeeeeeeeeepy.

Didn’t seem to affect my run though — although has it yet? Nope.  Saturday = long run so I had planned for my 11.5 mile route.  However, seeing how GORGEOUS it was (and still is) outside made me rethink that and I set out on my 12.6 mile route.  It was great because I hadn’t run this route since September so it was like a rediscovery.

With 55* temps, no wind and partly cloudy skies I was totally able to take in my surroundings and I actually let go of my must-run-fast-or-else mentality.  Not completely (I will always have moments of “Oh snap, I need to hit my pace!) but the large majority of the run was worry free.  Not that I need to worry — even when I think I’m going slow I’m not, a la AMarathoner.

It’s funny how at the end of a run your body just doesn’t want to stop even though it can be screaming at you in the mid-miles!  Definitely how I felt today regardless of my being able to enjoy the run.  There were moments where (and this is when my mentality of going fast popped back up) I felt so creepy-crawly that I thought for sure I was walking.  I even debated cutting the run short and finding a way to high tail it back to my room.

I’m really glad I didn’t though because, after sticking with my route, I wanted to run an extra 1.3 miles and brought it up to a round 14.  Even after hitting 14 (and although I don’t have a garmin I’m pretty sure it was almost a damn even 14) I still wanted to go for more.  Prolly a good thing that I didn’t because as I sit here I can feel my leg muscles slightly spasm-ing in the “Holy Exhaustion Batman” kind of way. Not unpleasant at all though because it tells me I was a bamf today 🙂

Speaking of bamf-ness I’m going to see Inglorious Basterds tonight which is being played on the campus theater (not an actual theater but that’s the best way to describe it) I’m really pumped to see it! I’ve heard mixed things about it but everyone that I’ve talked to says that regardless of what they think, it’s a movie I’d like.  After that the Programming Council is sponsoring a Vegas night on campus so I’ll hit that up.  Who know if it’ll be cool or not but there’s free beer.  Clearly I am so there 😉

But first though there are a couple of busy work assignments that I need/want to finish up that I should get crackin’ on.

Yay for Saturday nights! Have a good one y’all!



  1. Haha, I don’t feel like I’m missing on anything skipping New Moon

    Comment by Evan Thomas — November 21, 2009 @ 17:04

  2. I’d love to know what you think of Inglorious Basterds. I’m not interested in New Moon either!! I’d rather watch Harry Potter again. 🙂 Oh and free beer – I’d be there too. Haha.

    Comment by triathena — November 21, 2009 @ 18:21

  3. Omg, Inglorious Bastards is so good 🙂 Awesome run, I’m jealous, I can’t wait to increase my mileage! And today had PERFECT fall weather…cloudy and cool is the BEST running weather!

    Comment by Kathleen — November 21, 2009 @ 18:31

  4. Hey – thanks for the shout out! Great run. It’s so hard to fight that “must-run-fast-or else” mentality. So hard.

    Comment by a marathoner — November 21, 2009 @ 20:11

  5. Yay for movies – I would watch one every night if I could!! Glad to hear about New Moon – I might cave and actually go see it once the hype dies down or a friend drags me haha:)…I was wondering about the acting – to be honest Kristen Stewart gets on my nerves alot – she’s very boring and flat – and in the book she was actually getting on my nerves because she was soooo depressing – haha – …who am I kidding ? I’m the same way!! Except I’m not stuck in a love triange :). Great run as usual girl. I went out this moring and only went for 3 miles…I don’t know , I had too much on my mind, my legs were tired, my stomach was blah (let’s just say my digestion is sloooow – I don’t get it, I eat loads of veggies and water, ugh 😦 )…but then I had to sit in training allll day – and felt worse. But , I came home and plunkered down with a meal and said ‘screw it’ . I’m think i’m just tired. Hope the movie is good – I hear it’s pretty gory??!!

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 21, 2009 @ 21:08

  6. I just saw New Moon yesterday. Jacob = hotness! Those freaking abs, and that back. Holy crap. It was an okay movie. The acting was better but it wasn’t great. I just went to watch the pretty boys on screen. 🙂

    Comment by Liz — November 23, 2009 @ 15:44

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