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November 24, 2009

Homeward Bound

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 21:47

Well I’m actually already home.  And already ready to go back to school haha.  The hardest part of being at college is going home for breaks.  I just feel so out of place.

Luckily I have my running to center me as well as my friends.

Last night I did end up finishing my exam with minimal stress and watched my movie.  If you haven’t checked it out yet it’s awesome! Sure, it’s in Spanish but there are subtitles.  Definitely a movie I could watch over and over and over.  In case you forgot it’s El Laberinto del Fauno and it’s WICKED good.

Also last night I think I had a fever because I woke up so many times and sweated through THREE outfits.  Gross.  My heat was off and my window was open so I have no idea what other explanation those sweats could be.  I felt fine though last night and felt fine when I got up.  Ugh and despite my complaining about my age I am not menopausal yet.  Heh.

My run this morning (my constant) kind of failed me.  There was no rain so I decided to take advantage of clear skies.  Kind of regretting that choice as I need to inject some speed into my running but hey, it was a decent run and when I finally calculated my pace it wasn’t soooo terrible. I had a case of the Mondays though.  My legs still felt a little fatigue which I’m sure is a result of me piling on the miles (POTM).  I know I need a rest day but it will have to be after the 26th haha.

I did 10.1 today.  And I felt every single mile plus the extra .1 that got injected.  Luckily I made the decision to do 2 longer routes rather than my main route plus lots of additionals.  I think my grit would have been tested otherwise! But the weather made things a bit more pleasant: 45* with cloudy skies.  I thought that there might be rain but there was only a bit of mist which felt great by the end.

Today being the last day of classes before break campus was absolutely dead.  My Spanish lab class only had 3 ppl in it! Which was nice because it was with Hot-Spanish-TA and that means the class was convo based and we did lots of talking.  I could listen to him talk foreverrrrrrr.  We also did culture stuff like listening to real Spanish music which I need to download now.  Like this. Oh man I can’t get it out of my head.  We listened to it at 0900 and it’s still stuck in my head.  LOVE.  After Spanish I handed in my geophysics exam (I’m a physics major btw to those who asked) and then hit the road.

And like I said, I’m ready to go back haha.  Luckily I called up a few high school friends who are around and we’re chilling now watching T.V. and such.  Definitely what I need as I want to get some quality sleep over break and make some sort of dent in my HUGE sleep debt.  So I’m going to start paying attention to the show.  Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m safe and sound.  And that I’m still truckin’ along in my miles.  And I’m still trying to find a good marathon plan for Boston.  Like Jess suggested I’ll likely take all the plans you’ve said and mold them into my own.  I’m also pretty excited to do some of my “home” routes this week.  It’s been a very long time — the summer? — since I’ve done them and I’m looking forward to the “newness” that they’ll bring me!

Not quite sure what my posting will be like this week as my schedule is muy different than normal but I’ll likely pop in everyday and do a quick post like this 🙂

Enjoy your Tuesday.  As I was told today it’s the humpday this week as we have a threeday week.  Although for me it’s Friday because I’m already on break 😉


  1. Hope you have a fun time at home. I actually really like when my classes are tiny on days before holidays. You get to know the teacher and the classmates that are there better.

    Comment by Liz — November 25, 2009 @ 00:19

  2. I can relate SO much to this post. Its weird coming home after being away at school for SO long. Friends at home just aren’t as close now as the friend I have at school, so its kind of different…
    Anyways, definitely take advantage of the sleep situtation- I’ve been getting a solid 14 hours every night, haha. And have a HAPPY THANKGIVING girl!

    Comment by Kathleen — November 25, 2009 @ 08:36

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you have a fun time with family and friends and get caught up on some sleep.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — November 25, 2009 @ 10:50

  4. ekkk i have that happen to me too about the sweats – I HATE IT!

    have a great thanksgiving girlie!

    Comment by aron — November 25, 2009 @ 13:32

  5. Sometimes .1 of a mile feels like forever, doesn’t it? Have a lovely Thanksgiving – I wish we had it over here, it’s such a nice start to the holiday season!

    Comment by marathonmummy — November 25, 2009 @ 15:04

  6. I’m home too. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Jess — November 25, 2009 @ 15:10

  7. Enjoy your time at hope and get some rest, okay! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Comment by Rebecca — November 25, 2009 @ 15:28

  8. It’s good to go home. Recharge your batteries and what not.

    Comment by a marathoner — November 25, 2009 @ 17:10

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