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December 10, 2009

So Happy It’s Thursday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:54

I would have titled this post the acronym of my actual title.  But that would have been a little too risque for me haha.

Thursday means it’s almost Friday in the real world and in the college world it actually is Friday.  No matter that I have two exams tomorrow.  Tonight is Friday night. Woot! And since it’s the last real Thursday of the semester (finals week does not count) tonight is going to be a wild one.  Can’t wait – I am more than ready to let off some steam 🙂

I knew going into this week that it was going to be really front loaded with work and it was.  After my presentation yesterday (which went well. Yay) I really didn’t have anything strenuous to do work wise.  A very nice feeling so I was able to progress a bit more on my Spanish show I’m following as well as catch up on a bit on pleasure reading.  This meant that I put off a couple of things that now are have-to-get-done-todays but I really needed a small break for my mental health and I’m very happy that I was able to put my always-working-perfectionism on hold for a few hours.

But even with that mental break I still had trouble falling asleep.  I think I’m going to just have to wait until the semester is officially done to go into a week long coma or something.  I have no idea why I can’t fall asleep nor do I know why my body feels it’s appropriate to wake me up 3 hours later for good. Well actually I do: stress.  But that’s just a product of the environment I’m living in and can’t wait for Monday afternoon to come and I’m free like a bird!

So I had no trouble getting up and going for another early morning run.  However it started out like death and I wondered if my talking about how great I was feeling yesterday totally jinxed me!  After the first three or so miles the legs finally woke up and the middle miles were on pace and the last miles were at a good clip, just slightly under pace.  A nice progression run after a stellar interval run yesterday and a great paced run on Tuesday as well

One funny (?) note about my run this morning.  Obv it snowed yesterday, then the snow changed to rain.  So last night it was cool enough to freeze all of that but not enough to cover the roads, just the shoulders.  AKA where I run.  So I did run around campus until the sun was rising but then I did hit the streets.  And the middle of the streets have no ice, so guess where I ran? Oops.  Luckily the roads I run on are not busy AT. ALL.  But there were some almost-flat-plants when I didn’t. Definitely a little scary the first time but then it just became funny. Ok so typed out that wasn’t that funny but to me it’s hilarious.  😛

As I sit here post-run (and by a long bit of time too) I can feel some soreness in my quads and, very surprisingly, my abs.  Anyone else get ab soreness after a tough speed workout? Am I just weird? After having a few double digit runs under my belt this week (today made #3 with 10.1 miles) maybe my body showing its fatigue in weird ways.  Something to keep an eye on I guess.

(BROKEN RECORD ALERT heh) Still I maintain that I feel great.  A little sore yeah but no pain or excess tiredness (or at least nothing explained by 3 hours of sleep).  I am extra hungry but high miles = high energy needed.  I was really hungry last night which usually doesn’t happen that often.  I was like “Why am I hungry now? Oh yeah I ran 10 miles of intervals!”.  Haha. Not cool for my wallet though!

The weather was also working in my favor in morning.  When I checked last night the temp was predicted 35* with 22mph winds bringing the temp down to 22*.  Not too bad right? The only thing that worried me was the wind.  Running into the wind has the potential to be very frustrating.  Luckily there was minimal wind during the whole time so it was pretty mild out and I was comfy in my shorts and longsleeve and ONE pair of gloves.  Two might have kept me from going numb but hey, it’s not winter running if you can still feel your hands.

Also, as more of an afterthought which is totally unrelated to everything I just typed: Please go to LetsSayThanks.  It’s a great project where thank you postcards are being sent over to our soldiers.  I think it’s such a great thing to do to let our guys and girls overseas that we’re thinking of them. I don’t think we can thanks them enough for everything they’ve done, everything they’re doing and everything that they will do.

P.S. Is there anything you’d like me to talk more about? I feel like my posts are following a predictable format: run, weather, how I feel haha.  Anything I should elaborate on? Give my thoughts on? It doesn’t have to be strictly running related either.  I have some posts in the works but I’d love your feedback! After all you’re the ones who read it 🙂



  1. LOVE thursdays! Haha, me and you think alike 🙂
    Girl, watch out for icy conditions…I don’t want you falling on your ass and killing yourself! GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!!! 🙂

    Comment by Kathleen — December 10, 2009 @ 16:16

  2. I HATE ICE. And that’s all I have to say about that ;).

    Comment by EarlyRunner — December 10, 2009 @ 16:31

  3. Nice run today! Good luck with finals! I am *almost* done…

    Comment by Matt — December 10, 2009 @ 16:49

  4. Ice and snow freak me out. And it’s your blog chica , so write what you like. I’ll still read :)…I try to comment when I can – superrrrrrrrrrrrr busy, but know i’m always reading. I aspire to your mad runnin’ skillz ;)…and i’m waiting for you and hot spanish TA guy to finally fall in love haha !!

    Comment by eatmovelove — December 10, 2009 @ 18:46

  5. Very nice progression run after killer intervals yesterday. Total bamf!

    Comment by a marathoner — December 10, 2009 @ 21:52

  6. Okay, I swear this: “However it started out like death and I wondered if my talking about how great I was feeling yesterday totally jinxed me!” is SO TRUE. That has totally happened to me.

    Someday I will run again. Soon!

    Comment by charlotte — December 10, 2009 @ 22:38

  7. hey! Just wanted to say that the ab soreness is normal…at least for me. But my abs get sore when I run in bad weather or on trails. When you’re running on ice or slippery stuff or when you’re running on uneven terrain, you definitely use more core muscles to stabilize yourself. So that’s probably why you’re sore.

    Nice running, btw. Can you send me some of your workout motivation? Because I have NONE this week. kthnxbai. 😉

    Comment by runningfiance — December 11, 2009 @ 13:19

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