Tuesday I had one of those soul crushing runs. I couldn't get out of bed, and when I finally did, I barely made it through 3 miles. I'm not even sure what I did could be called running. I guess doing a 20 mile race Sunday and running 10 miles of tough hills Monday hadn't done my legs any favors. I had this idea that since I used to do that stuff all the time (aka - a year ago) I could just jump back in with no build up. Clearly I was wrong.
Wednesday was a little better but not much. A funny podcast got me through six miles and then I timed things poorly and got back right as Eric was getting in the shower, so I went back out and did another mile. No Garmin which was probably for the best.
It's also tough getting used to this whole working full time thing again. It is exhausting. I want to whine that I've worked at least 10 hours most days but most of my friends work 50 hours a week OR significantly more and would consider that a light week. So I can't even complain.
Ok here are my five things (running stuff doesn't count because it's a running blog).
1. Grad class started up again last night. It was pretty exciting though because it turns out the instructor is a fellow SUNY Geneseo alum (my alma mater, aka the greatest college known to man). It's kind of a big deal because it only has about 5,000 students and most people haven't even heard of it 400 miles away. My excitement took a dive though when he told me he graduated a year AFTER me. AKA I'm officially old enough to be in a graduate school class being taught by someone younger than I am. Ew.
2. I somehow lost my good, insulated camelbak water bottle and it's ruining my life. I've either been going without water or using a tiny fuelbelt one that broke before I even used it ten times. So yesterday I was carrying just a regular, cheap plastic reusable water bottle and it was making my hand way too cold. I know, first world pains and all that, but it was really annoying me and I was already not feeling the run to begin with. Just before the two mile mark I hid it in the bushes and wrapped the water bottle holder around my arm (it's a "fancy" ironman brand one, aka more than 50 cents to replace) and the run really improved. Miraculously, the bottle was even still there on the way back and hadn't been poisoned or anything! I like to live on the edge.
3. Does anyone else feel like twitter is trying to trick them? Several times now I have found myself following something I don't even remember clicking "follow" for, and I could swear I've never even heard of it. I've ruled out sleep twitter following, so I blame twitter itself.
Here's an example. I found myself following "healthyfoods". At first I thought, well, ok, I like to make healthy meals to balance out my dessert addiction, that's fine.
Then they posted this.
|Excuse me? Fruit is not cake even if you shape it like one.|
4. I got really cocky the other day and was bragging in an email about how I didn't get burned the entire time I was in the Caribbean. The universe put me right in my place and I burned my finger taking dinner out of the oven. They sure showed me and now I have a blister.
|Well, I guess it doesn't show up well in pictures, but it's there.|
|This is actually from GRRM's twitter.|
Luckily, to give myself something to live for, I just booked a trip home to Rochester. The officially reason is to get fitted for my maid of honor dress for my sister's wedding! And of course the unofficial reason is to hang out with my family and stare at Harrison as he runs around (not hold him, at least last time he was having none of that from me).
What was your alma mater, and on a scale of 1-10, how much did you love it? What was your favorite thing about it? Mine was everything, but you can't use that.
How many hours a week do you work? Please only answer if you are actually employed.