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November 29, 2009

Heading on Home

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:15

Weeeell technically I already am (school = home in my mind).  And I’ve been here for a few hours.

I ended up hitting the hay early last night, falling asleep to my beloved NCIS dvds.  Oh true love haha.  I slept pretty damn soundly too waking up 10 minutes before my “early” alarm.  I love the fact that, despite getting up at 0600 during the week, after 4 days of “sleeping in” 745 becomes early.  Gosh this week is going to be rough heh.

Even though I’ve been putting the miles in the past few days I wanted to get in a last minute run before coming back.  I might not have a ton of good routes at home but I wanted to take advantage before I came back to school and got back into my good ole routine.

Clearly that means a good distance of a run. But I managed to show *some* restrain and only go 9 *inserteyeroll*.  At first my legs definitely felt the 15 from yesterday (and the wicked huge week) but it went away fast and I was left being able to relax and zone out: before I knew it I was back at my house.

The weather was perfect for letting me zone out: upper 30s, sunny and not as windy as yesterday.  I was able to wear a longsleeve and shorts and feel enveloped in body warmth but I could feel the crispness on my face and skin.  Does that make sense? It’s how I like to sleep too: cold air around me but I’m wrapped all warm.  Comfy and I can just let my brain be.

Letting my body just be? Eh the 9 was prolly a bit overkill.  But I don’t feel any worse for the wear, it could be that I was running on autopilot and not concentrating on anything.  Right this minute my legs do feel a bit on that edge of too much and okay so tmrw will likely be a rest day.  Also good to transition my sleep pattern too, as I said before 0600 might feel a bit rough.

After my run I did some corework, hit the showers then hit the roads.  Very proud of how efficient I was this morning.  Usually I dilly-dally around after a run.  Even though I ❤ corework I always try to delay the start of it.  Come to think of it, I do that with my runs sometimes too.  I guess it’s just the inertia factor coming into play. Anyone else like that?

Well I prolly should get back to this paper I’ve been trying to write all break.  No where near close but that’s okay, right now I don’t have to be.  I just need to have flushed out solid ideas into semi-paragraph form, not coherent perfect sentences.  Hopefully no one comes to stats tutoring tonight (doubtful because it’s still technically break) so I can work on it some more.  Especially since I’ve been continuing the Special Agents Gibbs and DiNozzo love fest all afternoon and — oh looky there! — I have time for one more episode before I have to leave for work.

Hope everyone who is traveling back home, to school, where ever has a safe trip! To those who aren’t: enjoy the rest of your Sunday night!


  1. Upper 30s is great with sun and no wind. Semester is almost over!

    Comment by runjess — November 29, 2009 @ 18:31

  2. YES, give yourself some rest!! Remember even if/when you feel good, you still need to keep energy for other runs ;)…and rest is when your body repairs! But then again your a ‘RockStar’ compared to me, so do whatever you want haha! I’ve never watched NCIS – I always used to be into hour-long drama TV shows ‘back in the day’ – but now I’m more of a sitcom or reality show person (and no not the lame-o reality like ‘Flava flav’ or ’tila tequila’ – LOL – i like The Amazing Race , Survivor. Have a good night – let’s get the ‘Monday blahs’ done and over with! 😦

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 29, 2009 @ 18:33

  3. I’m like that too – I like to have cold on the outside, but be wrapped up and warm wherever I am. Sounds like a great run! Nice job and good luck on your paper!

    Comment by runningfiance — November 29, 2009 @ 19:08

  4. Very nice way to end the “vacation” … 9 strong. Switching up routes had to be a nice break from those at school.

    Comment by a marathoner — November 29, 2009 @ 21:06

  5. hi!! i hope you had a great thanksgiving break:) i’m so behind, feel like i’ve been away for ages 🙂 looks like you’ve been mileling high as usual !!!!!!! 15- way to go! i love running before getting in the car to drive for awhile. it’s always a nice “send off”… and i know what you mean about inertia. once i’m moving and going, i’m so productive. it’s the starting that’s the hard part! good luck with your week !

    Comment by Lacey — November 29, 2009 @ 22:50

  6. It’s always fun to have a “new” place to run. Give yourself a break after piling on the miles, though. You don’t want to end up with a 6-week break from a stress fracture or some other nasty injury.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — November 30, 2009 @ 12:36

  7. Nice ending to a great vacation!

    Comment by The Laminator — December 1, 2009 @ 00:24

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