Monday, June 07, 2010

MIA

Remember how I said I wouldn't be posting much because I had started PT school? I wasn't joking.  Literally every waking moment of the past week when I wasn't sleeping, eating, or running  (and sometimes during the latter two activities), I was studying....a semester-long gross anatomy class smashed into a month is no joke.  Had my first exam of grad school today and I feel like it went reasonably well...so I've been able to give myself this one, glorious, anatomy-free night before I dive right back in to origin, insertion, action, blood supply, nerve supply...ack.

I also finally made it over the 40 mile hump this week (barely haha) for the first time since Boston - 40.4 miles, woot woot!    Actually this is somewhat of an accomplishment considering that we've been experiencing jungle-like humidity in the northeast for most of the past week...80 degree weather + 90% humidity = one runner who wants to quit outdoor sports altogether.  Longest run for the week was a 10 miler with my running buddy Kelly where my legs felt like junk, but I made it through and got up close & personal with a huge snapping turtle in the middle of the trail on the out & back which was quite cool...stopping and looking at the turtle was a good excuse to stop running for 5 seconds haha. But I really shouldn't be whining since running has been my one moment in time the last week (as I'm sure it will continue to be in the future) where I can just STOP thinking about all of the information flooding my brain and just focus on myself for an hour or whatever...I'd be so much more stressed out I think if I didn't have that daily run to look forward to.

Other than that I don't have much to report...training still won't be back in full swing until July so for now I'm just working on that base and getting through gross...hopefully at some point soon I'll be able to take another deep breath and come up with some sort of coherent/interesting post, but until then....happy running!

5 comments:

Jaderade said...

ha, yeah... gotta love anatomy. I can't wait til grad school where you have to know every damn detail.

marathonmaiden said...

wow sounds intense but really fun! i'm afraid i'm due for a blog hiatus due to studying. boooooooo.

great running too, this weather has been no joke.

J said...

Good luck with your studies! Its good to have running and the month will fly by, before you know it you will be done!

lindsay said...

I have been struggling to get back to 40's too! I feel like anything less than that is so "piddly" and wimpy haha. Dunno why. Anyway congrats on cresting the 40 again at last! Hopefully we can both string together a few more of those, or more :)

Carlee said...

Hey I just stumbled upon your blog looking up blog and baystate marathon on google. I loved reading your recap of the race and now I'm definitely glad I picked it as my fall marathon!