I’d like to think that I’m a decently smart person. Yes, of course I’m no Einstein but I’m definitely not dumb. Based on my running decisions today, however, you totally wouldn’t think it.
I’m going to shove blame on the fact that it is drastically cooler here than it was earlier in the week. I think it was Tuesday where we hit 101* with a feels like of 104*? I remember the mornings in the beginning of this week being in the 80s as well. So the fact that today’s high is in the low 90s feels like…well I’m not going to say cold. But I got up yesterday morning to run and the 76* weather did feel cool.
I kind of liked it.
And it deluded me into thinking that starting a run at 1300 was a smart idea. And that tackling the hilliest route I know in my area was a good idea. Not to mention that said route had no shade. At. All.
Well I survived. That’s a good thing right? And I managed to run an 8:30 pace. Almost exact too but I was 1 measly second to slow to have it be perfectly exact. Annoying. Stupid one second.
I suppose, though, that it wasn’t all that bad. Definitely could have been worse. I didn’t feel so bad during the actual run itself but once I stopped running BUCKETS of sweat were pouring off of me. Attractive no?
I also got some corework in after, which, lately I’ve been slacking on majorly. I definitely felt the burn!
Anyway. I’ve been studying like crazy and trying to stay focused. I have another practice full length test this weekend (ahhhhhh) which I’m sort of nervous for. Studying has been going eh for me lately. Like, I know the stuff but when it comes time to test myself, I freeze up. Gotta get more comfortable with the actual testing situation I guess.
And with that stress/anxiety comes writer’s block. I don’t have much in terms of creativity to say and with my running just being there (neither amazing nor sucky, both of which make good posts to write) I haven’t been posting regularly.
BUT lucky me! Sarah (the SHU box) had a post the other day on what is in her bag. I thought it was cool and a unique way to get to know her better (because she’s pretty awesome!) and I felt like being a lemming. So I copied her 🙂
And I thank her profusely because there was so much stuff that I needed to throw out! So I got to do a little cleaning. Hence why there isn’t a lot of true junk in here 🙂
I have two bags. One is my “purse” which I bring with me on errands and whatnot. The other is my “study” bag. I used this one when I was still in school (it still feels weird to say that I’m no longer a student!) to bring my books and stuff to class and now it’s been designated “Official MCAT bag”. And I also included a picture of my desk area. Where I spend all my time haha
I asked for this bag for Christmas a few years ago and I’ve been in love with it ever since. It’s LLBean so hopefully it’ll last forever too
Scarf & glittens & other various clothing
Lots of pens and permenant markers. And drugs.
ID badge from last summer, Keys, 2 (?!) wallets and phone
Lesson book and agenda.
Pens, pencils, big eraser, various earbuds in varying states of decay
Essentials. Duh. I think you know what they look like so I didn’t take a picture 😉
And excuse the Desk Space
So there you have it. Hopefully some of you liked seeing my bags. I thought about doing my gym bag too but I’m pretty sure that the only workout related thing is my log book and the rest is all junk papers of sorts. And I’m so not ready to clean that out yet ha!
On a running related note: I still have not called crazy lady back. It’s been almost two weeks since she called me. I am a terrible terrible person.