I have a mud run 10K this Saturday. I am not super excited because I don’t feel prepared, but I do get to see my friend Sarah from work. I also have much to accomplish before then and I can’t imagine I won’t be exhausted by the time the race starts. Buh.
Anyway, I made good running progress this month. I am able to go just a little bit faster over longer distances which is a pretty big deal since I’ve been plodding along at the same pace forever. Still not as fast as I want to be though, so I’ll keep up the interval runs.
I have the mud run and the Biltmore 5K in May. I won’t have to start half marathon training until August so I think I’ll go through the 10K plan again just to stay on top of things and work on getting faster.
Here are this month’s stats:
- Biked 257 minutes
- played tennis once
- NTC workouts 4x (slacked on strength training this month)
- 59.53 kilometers run
YTD km: 166.40
Next month’s goals are to run my fastest 5K at Biltmore (it’s a flat course so I’m hopeful) and to keep up with the training plan, ESPECIALLY strength training. My goals for this week are to finish the semester with my sanity intact. We’ll see how it goes.
GAME OF THRONES!
I love these books. I have been reading the series since I was still working. School has seriously cut into my reading-for-fun time, but I’m reading these whenever I can. Currently I’m on A Feast for Crows. They’re not exactly cheerful books but they do pull you in…and then kill off all your favorite characters. :/ I am definitely addicted. There are about 5 other books I’ve started as well, so look for more posts soon when I have a little more time for reading.
Ever since I’ve been running I’ve followed major races (the Olympics, NYC Marathon, etc.) via twitter because it always inspires me (which I need!) and amazes me – running a marathon anywhere under 3 hours seems impossible to me.
So yesterday, I was following the Boston marathon, and especially keeping up with Peter Sagal from Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR because he was leading a blind runner in the race and I thought that was freaking awesome.
I was so, so shocked and sad when I heard about the explosions. Then I was angry. Then I was ready to give up on humanity. I sent a text to my dad that said “the world sucks.” But then I started reading about the runners who, after having run a marathon, went to the hospital to give blood. And the people who opened their homes to strangers. And saw the videos of people running toward the explosion to help the injured, even though there could have been more bombs. And I was reminded that not everyone sucks. Not everyone is pure evil. And that makes me hopeful.
It’s been a very up and down week. I’m still unable to collect data, so I felt like a real slacker in the lab. BUT, I won a $10 gift card at my favorite store. Woop. I got a cute purse with it.
I transferred my peppers into these fun Ikea pots. So far they seem to be surviving.
Then on Wednesday, I fell coming into my apartment after choir practice.
Ouch. My host mom came and patched me up because I didn’t have any supplies.
Erica sent me this picture to cheer me up…it totally worked
And then my mom sent me home with all this. I think maybe she’s concerned about my tendency to self-injure?
My leg still hurts but I can walk without crying (something that was not possible Wednesday). It’s looking more terrible now because of the giant bruise that has formed and I also keep finding random scrapes and bruises everywhere. Yikes.
Here’s hoping that next week is disaster-free and productive in the lab…but I’m not holding my breath. :/
It’s after midnight and I’m wide awake. Nights like this are genuinely the worst. It’s always a game of “if I fall asleep now, at least I’ll get 5 (4, 3..) hours of sleep.” At this point it’s about 5 but that’s being optimistic. Anyway, I thought I’d share a funny insomnia pic
True story, my friends. Have a productive Tuesday.