Tarantism Thursday…

It’s only 10:00 AM and I have already accomplished more today then I usually do before noon. For some reason I woke up at 5:45 AM… this is very unusual for me, I guess its because I passed out on the couch around 11:30 PM last night and my body is incapable of sleeping for more then 4-5 hours. I eventually gave in to the realization that I was not going to fall back asleep and got my ass out of bed. I had to do a 3 mile run today so I decided to get it out of the way before the heat hit … when I started at 8:00 AM it was 75 degrees, I hate heat. I finished 3.10 miles in/37:40 averaging 12:08/mile… not to bad by my standard. Now I have 4 hours with nothing to do before I head to my internship, I’m not used to spare time so I’m not quite sure what to do with myself?! My word for the day is tarantism which means a nervous disorder characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance; popularly attributed to bite of the southern European tarantula or wolf spider. I find myself often with a uncontrollable urge to dance at the supermarket, when I’m running, walking to my car, sitting in class, maybe I was bit by a spider? Just looking at that picture makes me shudder!!


 Do you ever find yourself dancing uncontrollably at inappropriate times? 
All the time much to the embarrassment of those around me – unless its my mom, aunt or grandma they usually join in. Maybe it runs in the genes
 
How do you feel about spiders? 
I do not like spiders they freak me out, I also disturbed by the fact or myth that we will swallow spiders in our sleep. Bluck
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monday…

Happy Motivation Monday!
I think the below picture portrays my thoughts accurately
word.
My week got off to a crappy start yesterday when I…
Locked my Keys in the car
Almost lost my iphone because I left it on my trunk while driving
Had terrible allergies that prevented ultimate sleeping
attempted to run yesterday but was too sore
crazy sore throat that won’t go away
my ifitness belt still hasn’t arrived… I ordered it a month ago
there were some good things that happened this weekend though…
I completed my Saturday 6 miler at my goal pace
 I got new pillows at a ridiculous cheap price
Ordered a magic bullet from Macy’s for 29.99
they were having a discount weekend because I also ordered
a cute Nike Running Skirt  for $35
damn I love good deals!
No I am at my internship and a new source of frustration is occuring
the University of Utah’s website keeps timing out so I cannot access the things I need
 to finish my project.
Seriously I have been trying to use it for an hour…
Argh.
And finally today’s word of the day is …
malinger 
which means: to feign sickness in order to avoid duty or work
an example would be….
I wish I would have pulled a malinger this Monday.
for anybody out there that actually reads this… 
Have you ever faked sickness aka malingered to avoid work or school?
I used to do it all the time when I was in elementary school/middle school… but the time I got to high school I realized I could just not show up and the only thing that would occur was an automated phone call. I never call in sick to work, I get to nervous even when I am actually sick.
What excuse did you use?
Mom: I threw up, I have a fever, my allergies are really bad

back in the game….

After sleeping and hanging out for a bit I decided I should go on a run, this week has been a major suck fest every time I have attempted. Monday and Tuesday I did a 1.5 mile run and felt like I was dying both times, hence while the distance is so short. Wednesday I completed a 3 miler and ever step was a challenge, I felt like I had never worked out moved in my life. But today, today the stars aligned and I had an excellent run. I only did 3.1 miles as I have a group run in the morning but I felt like I could have kept going. I had no leg pain, which has been a problem the last few weeks and I didn’t feel like I was about to keel over at any minute. My time wasn’t any better, but I felt really good. The Break Down: I ate something a few hours before going running, I hydrated last night as well as before, I took a Naproxen ( a no no) but I was desperate to run and not feel pain, my allergies weren’t acting up so I could breath properly, and my Nike Plus + Ipod were not being finicky like they have the last few times = 1 major success. I hope I am able to recreate this lovelyness tomorrow while doing my 5 miler.

Today on my run I also tested out my new shoes that I haven’t worn yet the Asics Gel Speed Star 5, they felt so nice and light while running and I also felt my form was improved (although this again could have been due to lack of leg pain.) They are also adorable.

After my run B and I ate chicken nuggets (yum) and also exciting enough to blog about apparently?! and went and saw the movie Hop. It was so cute and put me in a feel good mood. Anyways it way past my bedtime, I have to wake up at 6 tomorrow to pick up Benton and be to Gardner Village @8. I had a terrible run the last time at I was at Gardner Village so hopefully I’ll be able to make better memories there tomorrow…

On and On

It seems as though I don’t have time to do anything anymore, I am either interning, working, running or sleeping. I want my life back. I think this is the first time I’ve said this ever, but I cannot wait for the summer to be over. Next year I am literally not going to do a thing, I am going to kick back, relax and enjoy life. It will be so awesome to only have to worry about work, and not school. It is has not only been a exhausting summer, but an exhausting year. It is the first year I have maintained a full time job while going to school, one of the many joys of getting older I suppose. I am happy that it is Friday, I pumped out my school work quickly upon my arrival at work and have been having a 16 and Pregnant marathon. I have needed to catch up on the last few episodes. I love this show.

This show pretty much scares me straight into never wanting to have kids, at least not anytime soon. It all looks overwhelming, I don’t think I could do it at 23 let alone 16. Being a mother seems like a very selfless job and I know I am not ready for that.

I am now counting down the hours until I get to go home, 6 hours and 13 minutes….

This Weekend I am looking forward to:
  • Sleeping
  • Not waking up to an alarm
  • Sleeping for more then 4 hour time frames
  • Waking up to Boris cuddling with me
  • Spending time with all of the cats
  • Hanging out with Byran
  • Enjoy being at home 
  • Not having to worry about what to do on a Friday night
  • or a Saturday night
  • Did I mention Sleep?

OH yes the joys of the WEEKEND.