Winter blew in.
USDO yesterday. I did 3 more hours of volunteer work at the big library and I was wiped out for sure. That made 8 hours total this week. It was a special need so it won't happen that way again.
Today I plan to bundle up and get out there this morning. It's in the low 40's right now. Lotsa layers.
Safe and Happy Runs, All
Sometimes you have to go with the flow and abandon the workout. Forcing one into an already exhausting day defeats the purpose.
I don't think I've ever been exhausted by a run and I've done half distances in the past. But the work is constant whole body motion on a slab floor...lifting and walking constantly. Rewarding, though.
sounds like you've been busy! I'm sure the library appreciated your help. Enjoy getting out there today.
The library carts are taller than I am and completely double sided. We had a huge number of donations and were unable to get access to sort for over a month. We're in & at 'em now.
It's nice that you're able to volunteer some extra time when needed, but also nice to be able to have time off!
Sometimes you need time off from retirement.
Sounds like our weather this morning.
5 miles last night at the group run. Ended up buying a pair of Levitates with my discount. Tried them out this morning and really like them. I ran in a pair of sevens last night which is a little big. The pair I bought was the 61/2. The jury still out as to whether they make me run faster but I did keep up with a couple of faster guys in a group last night. I'll keep you posted.
3 miles this morning in the new shoes and weights. Tomorrow is a much anticipated SDO.
ooh keeping up with the faster guys is a pretty good recommendation! Very cool.
Shoes that actually
make you magically faster would be pretty cool!
New shoes are always good
Your feet are smaller than mine are!
working (endlessly endlessly) on this "polished" first draft that is due by midnight Monday. I feel like I'm floating in a miasma of ideas and trying to connect them is feeling impossible. trying to trust the process and believe in my own ability. And reminding myself that this is technically only a draft, although my professor keeps making it sound a lot more important than that.
But I'll just do what I can.
ok about running. I plan to run 7 in about an hour, once I've written a bit more. It's a gorgeous fall day out there - sunny with highs in the mid 50s - so it should be lovely. I've been waiting for this weather for months!
re: pregnancy - I just ate two spoonfuls of peanut butter out of the jar and justified it by reminding myself that I am nursing AND pregnant. Haha.
You have a lot going on!
I eat peanut butter out of the jar all the time and am neither pregnant or nursing
2017-10-26 9:10 AM
That's exactly what I was going to say!
It's pretty much a thing with me too.
let me just be clear that it was after I'd already eaten 2 slices of pb and honey toast. Yum.
2017-10-26 9:57 AM
and the problem with that is???
If your body needs something, give it to your body.
"need" is a strong word. Enjoy yes! No regrets. It was delicious and fueled a lovely 7 miler.
Fuel is the active word. Needed for a 7 miler.
A polished first draft is indeed a draft
. You'll get closer to perfection later on.
It's a lot of work, though, especially with everything else you have going on.
2017-10-26 9:13 AM
You are in the first semester of a doctoral program, right? Writing at this point should be hard. You are learning a new style of writing. Even if you wrote a lot in your Masters degree, this is still different.
One of the things I used to tell my doctoral students is that in High School I was and exceptional writer, in undergrad, an excellent writer, in grad school a great writer, and in my PhD program, a typical writer. It wasn't that I got worse, it was that the expectations got higher and harder to reach. And my peers were also the folks who were exceptional in high school!
That's a very good perspective, thank you! Yes, it's a very different kind of writing. and yes first semester of PhD.
That is a tough spot, re: the paper. Usually when I am in that place where I can't seem to make a strong and coherent statement, it's because something is off about my thesis statement or my supporting details. Might be necessary to start fresh and try to reframe the whole concept? I know that sounds like a bit much but when the ideas won't gel, there is often a reason.
You get to eat that PB. You need it.
eh, I just re-read chunks of it and there's some good stuff in there. I can't bear the thought of starting fresh, haha. I think the idea is sound - it's just expressing it adequately. I think I'll go with where I'm at, get through a solid draft, and then see what my professor tells me. I'll let you know if he thinks I should throw it out
I appreciate your insight though!
2017-10-26 4:04 PM
Understood. And wishing you luck.
I ate more than 2 spoons of PB out of the jar and have no justification
enjoy the run.
Yay winter we have 60's in the morning and 70's in the afternoon!
Today I'm going to go run the stairs over lunch since it isn't hot but only for half an hour. Probably more walk than run. Later I run the track with G and then yoga tonight.
I guess when it comes to "winter," you have to take what you can get.
Yay Florida cold snap!
Sounds like a great workout plan.
You will be ready to conquer the world soon with those workouts.
That sounds like perfect weather
I didn't see any frost, but it was our first morning in the 30s! Pleasant weather for running, though my back felt rather achy so it wasn't a terribly fast run.
We're going out to dinner tonight for my birthday. My birthday isn't actually until next week, but this week works better for most people.
Might as well get a jump on celebrating.
Oh I bet you loved those temps! Early bday present for you. November seems like a fitting bday month for you- finally weather you can run in! Where are you going for bday dinner?
A place with a southeast Asian menu.
I don't think they serve peanut butter straight out of the jar, though.
2017-10-26 2:27 PM
That's a great idea for a restaurant. And people can be encouraged to just use their finger, or use a spoon, if they must. They could offer Peanut Butter, Nutella, frosting....
That is my kind of restaurant!
A kind of fondue with PB instead of cheese perhaps?
Have fun, hope the back feels better
Oh, we are in the 30s too.
No frost today but snow predicted tomorrow
4 easy miles early this morning and despite wearing a reflective vest and light I was almost hit by a car.
I was running on a path that goes down middle of road and a car coming towards me turned without looking and nearly hit me as I was crossing an intersection.
Oh gosh! Sorry about the near miss. Idiot drivers have no clue that someone might be on foot. You could be lit up like a Christmas tree and they would still not see you.
You were wearing protective stuff and they managed to just miss you. Geeze! Glad you are ok!
Glad you are ok. That could have been tragic.
We are expecting a dusting of snow shortly. It is raw cold out there, and windy to boot. Brrrrrr. The birds are out attacking the bird seed and suet feeders like they know they need the extra calories right now.
Went to yoga again this morning, and was almost late thanks to having to draft a response to another e-mail about the harassment complaint, but I got the draft done AND got to class in time to squeak into the last available spot.
Ran home afterward to change, and then headed out for a massage. Got stalled on the way home by a big traffic accident, but am now home in time to get ready to go to smite practice. T-bone, Eldest Daughter and I are all going to do rapier fighting tonight. It'll be my first time back smiting in any form since the knee blew out in January, and I am planning on doing a very limited, slow amount of fencing. Have promised all and sundry that I will go at, like, 1/10th normal speed and stop if anything feels weird.
2017-10-26 4:17 PM
NRR random stuff:
-we appear to have another raccoon breaking into our garage again. It's been eating the cat food and, when we started taking the cat food inside at night, has been ransacking the bird seed. Tsk.
-It's XH's 56th birthday. I nearly forgot. When I *did* finally notice the date, I felt good about forgetting up until then. :pbbt
-One of my running club friends just announced she is expecting a little girl around March. This friend has an absolute obsession with piglets...just loves them...so you can probably guess what kind of baby blanket I am going to knit for her. Yep. A piglet-pink one with a wee piggie hoodie on one corner. I am chuckling happily while designing it. This will be too much fun to make.
Good luck at the fighting tonight. Test of the knee!
How did the fencing go? Knee handled it?
i like being a grownup.
It means I can run 4 miles, and then have nothing but popcorn and a beer for dinner if I so choose. And I do. So there.
warmed up for a mile, then 3.1 in 27 min.
Sing it, sister. Dinner last night was a bowl of peanuts and a cider after choir practice. And one treat size bag of Reese's Pieces.
I do not want to hear about anyone's cooler weather. Salt in an open (sweaty) wound.
No run this morning, having not got to bed until 11, but did manage 6.02 on the TM at lunchtime -- glad I was not required on a conference call that I originally thought might preempt my lunch plans.
My Underarmour bras are really nice and snug, but during a long sweaty run it felt like there was finely grated glass in my bra.
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