Not that it’s summer or anything like that…
But I don’t want my relatively cool mornings to go away! It was 82* when I woke up this morning with roughly the same humidity. Not cool Mother Nature. Not cool at all. But I think I hear thunder in the distance so maybe it’ll cool off?
I think that the weather is part of the reason I can’t seem to sleep at all anymore. In the past week or so I’ve maybe gotten 5 or 6 hours a night. It’s not like I’m not trying to sleep or anything. But I just can’t seem to nod off. I guess I’m just under a bunch of stress and my brain doesn’t think it deserves to turn off or something. I’m hoping that this, like everything, is cyclical and I’ll be back to sleeping soundly in no time.
I have been running a lot lately too (when I told a friend how much I ran, she looked at me and was like, “well I guess you’ve been under so much stress lately…”) and I’m not discounting that effect in my disrupted sleep. And by “a lot” I mean that by looking at my training log you’d think I was training for a marathon. I’m almost embarrassed for the time when I have to total up the month of June, as well as the half way through 2010 point, and actually come out of the denial that I’ve been living in with regards to my mileage. Currently I’m in the mindset that if I don’t actual have hard data on total miles then I’m okay.
But let’s just say that I’ve been running an obscene amount. It’s making me think that I should sign up for a marathon or something. You’ll see in a few days when June wraps up (YIKES!).
I can start to feel the miles adding up too. Just little aches and tightness that make me want to schedule a massage. No pain but my muscles have been in high demand lately. I’m not sure if it’s the miles per se or if I need new shoes. The stupid ones I’m in now are NOT holding up the way my beloved New Balances did. I’m probably going to have to shell out some $$. Soon. Boo.
The numbers, however, do not seem to want to taper off and I keep running faster (and keep sounding like a broken record!). Case in point: this morning during my run the leg-os were feeling a bit sluggish for maybe 75% of my run but if you were to look at my overall time for the run you wouldn’t think that at all. Heck, when I look at the numbers from this morning I’m like, “I was feeling slow?!” Oh relativity. And so much for not using my physics degree ever because I think that every event in my life I relate to some physics concept tee-hee 🙂
I actually even have glasses. But I like to think I look hot in them 😉
In addition to running earlier today I had 2 runs yesterday. The morning one was FAST and I felt like I was flying. It was the type of run that I didn’t want to stop because I was just feeling so strong and powerful. Weird because it was the morning. (Lately if I do a double it’s first thing and then around dinner. With the lack of sleep I need something to wake me up. My post-study break mid-day is now a food one 😉 ) It was the greatest feeling ever though and one where afterward I felt like I could pretend that I was an elite runner hah! My legs during the second one felt a little like jello but, in true MM form as of late, the pace was stellar.
Since the last time I posted, and talked about how I was feeling the lack of gym-time guilt, I did hit up the gym. Today in fact. I went in the early afternoon and it was a god-send to be in air conditioning. I think I might go to the gym everyday just to feel the air conditioning. I almost didn’t but seeing Lacey post her workouts everyday gave me the kick is the butt to go. It was one of the hardest workouts I’ve ever done (well maybe not but it sure felt it) but, like always, I felt good when I was done. Maybe it’s just vanity but I love the way I look after a good lifting session. I know you can’t see results immediately but I always feel like my muscles are just a bit nicer looking. Again, I’m vain so I would notice these things.
Oh and on another running related front, I still haven’t seen that lady yet. I’m totally not complaining but I’m waiting for the moment when she, like, pops out of the woods at me during a run. Which is scary in and of itself but I zone out wicked bad when I run so I’m likely to die of a heart attack. So, while I haven’t been a regular blogger lately because of MCAT stuff, if I don’t post for a few days send up a quick prayer that I’m recovering from said heart attack. Or a prayer that MCAT stress goes down. I’ll take that too 🙂
Sorry for a kind of blah post. I’ve been pretty distracted lately and without focus to be all exciting haha. Hope everyone is having a great start to your week! I know I am because, despite the heat, when I woke up this morning there was NO ONE home and no one has come home since then. Not that I’m complaining or anything because it was a pleasant surprise to be able to have quiet to study in for once.