by - Thursday, November 09, 2006

The weather here has finally cleared up. It's sunny and 70 outside today, which is such a nice change of pace from the past few days when it has been cold and grey.

I went out for a run yesterday despite the weather. It had rained all morning but stopped by the time I got out of my sports writing class. I was feeling so frustrated after that class because I think I've pretty much eliminated my chances of getting an A in the class, which sucks because I have never ever gotten a B in a journalism class ever. (Yea I'm a dork, I know). So I was upset about that and I came home and threw on shorts and a shirt and hit the road.

It was wet and I was a bit freaked out that I was going to slip on the wet leaves that were everywhere and twist an ankle or something, but I made it out and back in one piece without taking any spills.

But the run was tough. I only went for 25 minutes because my calf muscles were starting to tighten up pretty badly. I was going a lot slower than I usually go too. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was my bad mood, maybe it's because my iPod battery was dead so I had no music to run with. I don't really know but it wasn't my best run ever, that's for sure.

I haven't done a lot of running since the marathon. This semester is kicking my butt. I'm counting down the days until I can go home for Thanksgiving and just take a break. I need to get away from school. All the work is making me a stress case and leaving with my about zero time to run which only makes the stress worse.

Since I work at the gym on campus teaching fitness classes I'm at least getting some activity and this week I've been trying to go early or stay late and take the class right before or after the one I teach, and it's helping a bit.

But I really miss running. I've actually started writing it in my planner on the days when I know I will be able to make time for it. How sad is that?

I'm really looking forward to this semester being over. It has just royally kicked my butt. I just need a breather away from the work. There has not been a week since I got here that I haven't had a test or some huge assignment due.

Only about five more weeks left though until it's over, and I'm counting down every single day.

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  1. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Running is theraputic! It helps one to clear their mind and come up with ideas never though of. Hang in there! You will ROCK!

  2. If I have learned anything about running... some days you have it, some days you don't.

    I too have to write when I am "available" to run in my planner... Kind of sad, but it keeps me committed & and sane!

  3. School sucks!!!!

    ...and I miss running too :-\