As I corrected in my last post, I did manage to get in 4.5 miles on Wednesday night. It was miserably cold and rainy, but I gotter done, as per my motto for the year. Last night, I sucked it up again and went to the gym to do my 400 m repeats on the dreaded human hamster wheel. Of course I wasn’t prepared for the fact that the damn thing only tracked in kilometers, not miles. So as I was doing my warm-up mile, I mentally calculated how fast I needed to be going in kilometers to hit my repeat times (2:05 – 2:11). I prayed I got it close. Amazingly, I was right on the money. Here are my times:
I wasn’t able to maintain the 2:05 pace for all the repeats. I got pretty tuckered out by the third one, so I decreased the pace. Next time, I’ll try the speeds in reverse order and hopefully I won’t end up feeling like Death’s dirty diaper halfway through.
I’ll be rounding out this week’s runs with another night jaunt this evening (if I ever make it out of the office which sadly does not look likely to happen before 7 pm. Boo!) and an 8 miler over the weekend. I would prefer to do the long run on Sunday, but Mother Nature seems not to want to let that happen. Touché, Mother Nature.
The debonair Count of Monte Christo has tagged me. I’m supposed to name five of my addictions and then tag five more sorry suckers. Well, I’ll skip on directly tagging anyone else, but feel free to assume you’ve been tagged if you need something to blog about.
Okay, here are my five addictions:
1) Books. I willingly chose a career in academia. This one should be obvious.
2) Lemons. I actually eat lemons with a bit of salt. Yes, I know I’m weird. I like most things lemon—lemon cake, lemonade, lemon drops, lemon chicken. In fact, I often use lemon juice on most cooked meats, especially steak, as I don’t really like condiments.
3) Movie trailers. I’m one of those people who gets really irritated if I miss the previews in the movie theater. Watching trailers is also how I do fairly well in movie trivia games even though I haven’t seen most of the films. Now I watch them on the interwebs at Comingsoon.net.
4) Puzzles & brain teasers. I adore playing Sudoku, Bookworm and any kind of puzzle game. It helps prevent my mind going straight to mush with all the vagueness and uncertainty in my academic work.
5) Running. Again, this one should be obvious.
Okay, folks, that’s it from me. Have a great weekend. Catch you again on Monday.