~so I ran last night. after work. on campus. it sucked. big time.
~i hit the 1 mile mark & my left calf & foot decided to scream at me. this is really annoying because i'm finally NOT winded & can keep running, but now my body doesn't want to cooperate. this pain first reared it's ugly head on the two 5K race weekend. honestly, since that weekend my running has gone downhill. strange though as I've had sufficient rest days. i'm super frustrated to say the least. i wish my lungs & my legs would get on the same freakin' page!! i'm also crazy discouraged. i keep having thoughts that I wasted the $140 I spent on the WDW 1/2 marathon because i feel like i'll never finish it. it's not that I want to win it-hell! I'm not stupid...I know that will NEVER happen, but I sure would like to put up a respectable time (for me) of (well) under 3 hours.
~photo disclaimer: NO. that is NOT me in the picture. I am much fatter & have shorter hair.
~on the bright side (if there is one) I finally tested out the Garmin 305 that I (thought I) so desperately wanted....just saved myself $160!! I knew it was BIG, but it's crazy BIG. Also, I think my wrist size is between the notches on the wristband because it was either too tight or too lose and kept moving on my wrist which annoyed the crap outta me. also, the band kept coming out of the silver thingee & so i feared that if i didn't keep checking it, i would lose it. i may have to look in the market for a smaller version. i probably don't need all the bells & whistles this one has anyway. So since I'm fore-going the I Want Wednesday post...I guess this is I Don't Want Wednesday...in regards to the watch anyway.
~i have been toying with the idea of getting a running partner for some time now. it would be a way to get more outdoor running in and hopefully more miles as well. I have potentially found someone but she is at the very beginning of her training, so we will re-connect in a couple weeks. Also, since our schedules are crazy, we would probably only run together 2 times per week, sometimes three. and i may even end up with a new friend-gasp!!
~let me apologize now for being SO behind on my blog reading....I have 500+ in the reader right now and well, barely enough time to pee lately...
~today is O's birthday. he's 36 going on 12. i have class tonight so won't get home 'til a bit after 8pm and then we'll have cake, or maybe he'll have some, I really want to do a short 2 mile run on the tmill to restore my confidence. then maybe i'll have cake. hee hee!!
~on Thursday I am going to an elementary school to observe a special education classroom as well as to conduct an interview with their school counselor. should be an interesting assignment. i'm trying to get a jump on things and get some of this "busy-work" outta the way.
~i also have to watch a movie that involves a disability of some kind and do a short critique/film review paper. I have chosen to watch "the number 23" with Jim Carrey. Have you seen it? Thoughts?
~thanks again to all who completed my survey a couple weeks ago. i aced project #1 and now on to project #2, which I can use all the same data. I will be seeing if there is a correlation between the # of hrs spent blogging and the # of hours spent Twitter-ing amongst the 20-29yo bloggers. I would have hypothesized that they are correlated pre-data collection, but I no longer think so. I was truly surprised that so many of the 20-29 age group bloggers don't Tweet. :(
~A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton just came on my Slacker Radio and I must say that I really like that song. I digress....
~i finished reading "Time of My Life" by Alison Winn Scotch last night. It was good. I give it 3.5 stars. I only gave it 3 on Good Reads, but that is because 3.5 isn't an option and 4 was too many. It gets high marks for originality...it was quite different from anything i've read before in regards to the overall plot. I also found that I could relate (um, alot) to Jillian, the main character. Check it out if you like. I think you'll enjoy it. And it was a fast read. I'm NOT a fast reader and I finished it quickly, reading most of it this past weekend. Next up for FUN reading...I really want to read The Alchemist, but I don't have a copy of it right now, so instead I'll probably read either The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox or The Girl She Used to Be. Both are sitting on my nightstand. Cannot decide. Ooohh...maybe I'll set up a poll and let YOU choose!!! Please vote!