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April 29, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 08:56

Okay so I am more than a little sad that Michael Scott is gone.

He always left me satisfied and smiling.

thanks google images

Can you tell that I watched last night’s episode AGAIN?! Mostly because, after getting up around 0600 every morning, sleeping in on my day off isn’t going to happen.  And apparently whenever I don’t have something time-dependent to do in the day (aka get my butt to work) running first thing just isn’t going to happen. So weird because I used always be one of those people just ready to GO.

Since I was cleared to run on Tuesday I’ve been taking advantage of that (duh) and running.  A lot.  At least relative to what I thought I would be doing at this time.  Jess commented that she thought that a tear in my tendon would require surgery and was way serious.  So did I in fact.

The fact that I don’t need it either means A) the tear is really really small or B) it was more of a wearing and fraying of the tendon.  I’m leaning toward the latter because I didn’t need surgery and my short runs the past few days have been pain free, which means to me that it’s healed up…at least healed up a lot.

So my runs lately have been feeling pretty darn good on the whole.  Wednesday I had a so-so run before work. Completely pain free but I think my cardiovascular system is still taxed from the marathon because it was exhausting. I’m sure it was partly due to the humidity though (this week, while warm, has been really thick).

And then I caught up with a college friend after work.  And we had a weekend kind of night. On a Wednesday night. Holler.

From Freshman Year of College! (my friend who I saw is the one on the right)

Despite that, I was still up and at ’em Thursday morning.  The run turned out really well too.  I guess it goes back to the thinking that the runs right after a night of drinking is always a good run for me.

Because this one was really fast and felt really strong and really good.  It felt almost like a tempo: hard but way fun and exhilarating. (twss)

Some thoughts that passed through my head on this run?

  • Ugh it’s humid (63*, 97% humidity). My hair looks a mess.  And I’m running through the grad school today. Double ugh.
  • Ugh it’s rainy.  Maybe I  should’ve worn a shirt! (I was in a sport bra)
  • Ugh it’s humid. I’m glad I’m not in a shirt.
  • Man my breathing is hard, but controlled.  Most excellent.

That last point occurred to me during the last mile or so.  It felt great to be running strong! Not that my runs have been *total* crap for the past x amount of weeks.  But they’ve just felt like runs.  This felt like a run, if that makes sense.

It probably helped that this song was stuck in my head:

I really am digging this song. Like, when it comes on the radio it gets blasted and…well not really sung…more like shouted.

Anyway, like I said up top, I chose to not get up out of bed and run first thing on my day off *yesthreedayweekend* so I’m going to try and squeeze that in between lots of errands.  There were bunches of thunderstorms yesterday which cleared out some of the humidity.  Always a good thing.

Another good thing? I’m finally going to be making the signs for Sunday (I do have a couple of ideas but am soooo indecisive about which ones to pick! I’m doing a double sided poster) finally going to be putting gas in my car and finally going to be putting food in the fridge. YAY.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday so far. Yes I’m aware that it’s not even 0900 yet but I hope it’s been f-a-b-o-l-o-u-s just the same. I know I am because A) I’m not working (yes I’m that petty and rubbing it in) and B) you guys are too amazing in telling me how much you love my Boston race pictures


  1. I am so glad that you, too, are mourning the loss of Michael from the Office. I didn’t think I would want to cry last night, but I honestly did (though it may have been the sleep deprivation). It was definitely an appropriate ending.

    What’s the strangest/bestest gift you’ve given? I’m really scrambling!

    Hope you’re having a great Friday!
    Matt B.

    Comment by Matty B. — April 29, 2011 @ 10:01

  2. “TWSS”—imagine 16 year old boys saying that after almost everything…Me: “Ok, last question I’m trying to make it a hard one”…4 boys in unison:”TWSS!!!” hahaha! you look so cute as a freshie :)!

    Comment by Lindsay — April 29, 2011 @ 10:13

  3. It’s true. I cried during The Office last night. I’m such a sap, and Michael really does make the show. But it was a cute note that it ended on how he was excited to get home to see Holly.

    Comment by Eat:Watch:Run — April 29, 2011 @ 10:29

  4. is it bad that i see “TWSS” and i immediately think “penis”??? it must be the s on the end and also what it is always used for. lol. it’s not good going around and thinking “penis” by the way, just gets in the way (TWSS).

    okay moving on.

    no pain – is fantabulous. it’s crazy that you are already better- you must have a super body 🙂 oh but we already knew that. i’m really happy you can run again!


    Comment by Lacey — April 29, 2011 @ 10:32

  5. hahaha, i love that song by DJ Khalid!! it was on my marathon “pump me up” playlist. huzzah for weekend nights that start on wednesdays and pain-free runs! that’s what i call #winning 🙂

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — April 29, 2011 @ 11:50

  6. ahh, I’m not an office watcher. Oh well. I’m glad you are back and running but taking it a bit easy! I am totes jealous you don’t have to work today 🙂

    Comment by Kelly — April 29, 2011 @ 12:00

  7. I haven’t watched it yet. Everyone said it was pretty good, though- so I have high standards!

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — April 29, 2011 @ 12:12

  8. You can always get a running and Office fix by watching the 5k for Rabies awareness. By far my favorite episode! Michael Scott will be missed at my house too. Will Farrel just can’t come close….

    Comment by runraleighrun — April 29, 2011 @ 12:32

  9. Yay for things feeling better on your short runs!!

    Comment by Lisa — April 29, 2011 @ 13:14

  10. I don’t think I’ve watched any of The Office episodes from this season. I just wasn’t sure about the whole Will Farrel thing. My favorite Michael Scott moment was when we was talking about burning his foot on the George Foreman grill making breakfast in bed. Classic.

    Comment by Chelsea — April 29, 2011 @ 13:27

  11. girl, it 90 here and 100% humidity already. Not pretty! My hair looks like a squirrel!

    Comment by lindsay — April 29, 2011 @ 17:49

  12. I don’t watch the Office…but I’m waiting for the right moment to start the Office marathon….

    Comment by sophia — April 29, 2011 @ 22:18

  13. I miss MICHAEL!!!

    Comment by Jess — April 29, 2011 @ 22:36

  14. I think I’m the only human who doesn’t watch The Office?? I have seen reruns and I do like it, just never watch tv at night and always forget record it.

    Have a great weekend, girlie!!

    Comment by Jill — April 30, 2011 @ 00:42

  15. I don’t watch the Office either…I’m glad to read (via your comments) that I’m not the only one in the world, as I previously thought!!

    Comment by Ameena — April 30, 2011 @ 11:15

  16. I LOVE that song and I think it’s one of my favorite running songs. Also, when I start running again after a marathon I get to about mile 6 and want to quit.

    Comment by Jess — April 30, 2011 @ 12:38

  17. saw a great sign during my race and thought of you…”Chuck Norris doesn’t run marathons.”

    Comment by K — April 30, 2011 @ 18:40

  18. loooove that song. i had rebecca black’s awesome hit “friday” in my head for most of my 14 mile run yesterday… not awesome.

    soo you were reliving the college days wednesday and still got up to run thurs? now i feel worthless. haha.

    Comment by lindsay — May 1, 2011 @ 11:15

  19. I so cried during Michael’s last episode. I am going to miss him so much, but I’m excited to see what’s in store this week.

    Comment by Kim — May 4, 2011 @ 17:23

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