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June 10, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 14:09

Or really four because, sorry Erika, the number 3 (as well as all even oops I meant *odd*! — thanks Chelsea! numbers) bugs me. A lot.

So I don’t know who started this (or even if in the internet age we can attribute it to only one person) BUT since I’m so swamped I can’t write an original, mind blowing and creative post I decided to steal this idea as a template 🙂

  • Studying is taking over my life.  I HATE that I can’t blog or comment on yours as much as I used to. And I hate that after going out last weekend I realized that going out is a biiiiiiiiiig no-no.   I need the time to study.  But the plus side is that I really feel like I’m grasping concepts in the way that the MCAT needs me to.  Note: I didn’t say grasping concepts as a whole.  That’s because I do already know this stuff (I mean I took year long classes on it!) but I need to reteach my brain how to think like an MCAT person or even teach my brain to study.  Because I do not know how.  But my brain *hurts* at the end of the day and I feel productive.  Which is nice 🙂
  • I’m 99.99% sure I have a place to live next year for my job! My roommate (god bless her for doing all the apartment searching work!) found a killer place and after some drama with a third roommate dropping out and then scrambling to find another because the place was TOO GOOD to pass up, we probably have plans.  Which is exciting.  So keep your fingers crossed for us!
  • Strawberries are soooooooooooooooo good. Like X good. Yesterday I ate an entire quart with my lunch and today I did the same.  Thank god that my mom works at a farm stand and we can pick our own.  And since they’re from a farm stand they aren’t the genetically-modified-to-be-as-big-as-my-head.  They’re nice and small and I eat too many for it to be a good thing for my wallet.
  • Running is  cyclical.  I knew it was going to bite me in the butt after writing so much about how running was kicking ass.  I know that I’m not crashing or burning or anything like that (and even my pace is still faster than what I’d consider normal and it’s so much fun to see how naturally fast I can go in the second session).  But the feeling of the stars aligning is gone and I’m back to being mere mortal.  Bummer.

So that’s all I got for you! Hope everyone is having a great Thursday.  Mine has been studying so far (I’m being so “bad for blogging right now haha) but I’m going to get a quasi-long run in before my MCAT course tonight.  So no double. It’s funny how much I’ve been looking forward to them!



  1. Take it easy, once you’re less stressed you’ll feel like the stars are aligning again 🙂

    Comment by Kim — June 10, 2010 @ 14:14

    • Well the take it easy thing won’t happen until August! haha

      Comment by marathonmaiden — June 10, 2010 @ 16:46

  2. Rest up! Maybe I missed this, but what city will you be in next year? Boston?

    Comment by A Marathoner — June 10, 2010 @ 14:18

    • Nope you didn’t miss it. I just haven’t said yet. Gotta keep the aura of mystery up 😉

      Comment by marathonmaiden — June 10, 2010 @ 16:46

  3. That’s so cute you made that infinity sign, I’m not computer savvy enough :/. I can make a smile and that’s it. Anyway, one of my best friend’s son is in his first year at Med school at Univ of Iowa and he studies ALL. THE. TIME. so you’re just hitting the tip of the iceberg, I fear. Thank goodness you have running to help release some of that stress. Glad you found a place to live, that’s one less stress!!! Happy Weekend, almost!!

    Comment by Jill — June 10, 2010 @ 14:42

  4. Yay for not being homeless next year! 🙂 It’s awesome your roommate took over considering your busy schedule.

    I do hope you take some time from studying to get out and enjoy the nice spring/summerish weather! Even if you can’t go out and play on the weekends… 😦

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — June 10, 2010 @ 15:05

  5. Good luck with all that MCAT stuff. My bf’s brother in law just got his Ph.D yesterday and now he is on to Med school finally! I don’t think i could do any of that! I need a break from school and all that stuff!

    I am still trying to fit in double! It just isn’t happening yet!!

    Comment by J — June 10, 2010 @ 15:17

  6. Wait, I’m trying to understand the logic here… Why is four- an even number, which you claim to hate- an okay number of Things for Thursday when three is not? Are even numbers less high on the hate scale than the number 3? Do you hate any other numbers? I find this all very interesting.

    Comment by Chelsea — June 10, 2010 @ 16:33

    • Oops. I meant odd. I blame it on my fried brain, although I just really started the whole studying thing. My brain needs to last 9 more weeks!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — June 10, 2010 @ 16:47

  7. Maybe the stress is affecting your running a little bit? Or your sleep and therefore affecting your running? Studying is no good.
    I hate that for standardized tests, it’s not about knowing the information, it’s about knowing the test and being able to take the test well – that sucks! Part of me really wishes they would do away with standardized tests, but part of me realizes their importance. I think they should be there but admissions should just not weight them too highly in their decision. Good luck! (don’t forget, you can’t study all the time, let yourself have some fun too!)

    Comment by BostonRunner — June 10, 2010 @ 19:40

  8. I so, so feel you on the work stress. I think I forgot how consuming schoolwork can be.

    Comment by sarah — June 10, 2010 @ 21:42

  9. I hate not having the time to read or comment on all the blogs I like to read too, it’s really frustrating when there aren’t enough hours in the day!

    That’s really cool that you can pick your own strawberries whenever you want! I can’t wait to go to pick my own this year, yummmmmm 🙂

    Comment by Laura — June 11, 2010 @ 01:57

  10. good luck with studying! don’t beat yourself up too much…everyone needs breaks!

    Comment by Emily — June 11, 2010 @ 08:38

  11. Good luck with studying–do not apologize!! Studying>blogging!

    ❤ jess

    Comment by Jess — June 11, 2010 @ 10:51

  12. Hopefully that feeling will return when the studying pressure is off!

    Fingers crossed for you.

    Comment by shelly — June 11, 2010 @ 16:08

  13. Ugh as far as not commenting goes, I suck! belated congrats on the job! It sounds like it’ll be a real adventure. Hang in there with the studying–it’s good to feel productive! : )

    Comment by Marcia — June 11, 2010 @ 19:20

  14. Weekend now! enjoy it

    Comment by Katherine: What About Summer? — June 13, 2010 @ 12:46

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