The Concept of Possible.

Well I can honestly say that my concept of possible has seriously changed since I did the marathon.  If you told me back in high school I would one day run a marathon, let alone one of the hilliest/toughest marathons for my 1st marathon, I probably would’ve believed you, if barely, and then would’ve REALLY questioned it. 

Anywho, now that I’ve run a marathon I’ve got my sights set even more.  My plan has always been to run an ultramarathon, in fact I’ve had my sights set on the 100 mile Western States Endurance Run.  But I know my parents and I need to “prove” my ability to run long distances before I can run an ultra.  So I’ve been slowly working my way up the steps; half-marathon whose course is super flat and fairly easy, to now a marathon that is super hilly with elevation change. 

People say that you don’t know what your body is capable of until you test it’s limits.  Well I think that’s more than true and I also think the saying what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is even more true.  This marathon didn’t kill me and the next marathon I run won’t either.  It’ll show me more of what my body is capable of.  And I think it’s capable of some pretty bad ass type things.  So while I am taking the week off because of my surgery you can bet that as soon as I’m cleared. It’s go time! 

Especially once I figure out whether or not I actually have a stress fracture.  I’ve been checking my foot every day and so far I don’t have any pain.  Even when I press down on the spot where it was painful on Sunday there isn’t any real pain.  Considering that fact makes me feel really positive, I’m hoping it was a muscle pain due to wrapping my foot too tightly.  But we will see for sure come Monday.  Until then its work, rest, and trying not to go stark raving mad from not running! 
That’s it for now, Until later, TTFN.


We have nothing to fear..

We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.  Oh and pain……… and spiders; they’re terrifying little beasts. No really,  I’ve been finding a lot of spiders in my house lately and while I’ve screamed in terror and demanded that my brother kill them for me he won’t do it.  So I’ve had to man up (not a lot) and kill them myself.  And they still freak me out, but that’s besides the main topic so I digress..

Anywho, a lot has gone on over the past few days.  1 thing is that I got my final grades for the semester, which I was terribly excited about.  I was aiming for an overall of 3.5 for this semester, which I didn’t get………… I got a 3.6! Woot Woot! So now my overall GPA is 3.35, which I am very happy about.  And my friend/sister Danielle is even more of a  Boss than I am- check her out on her blog.

Also, on Thursday I began running the STRS with the ARE.  The ARE is the Albany Running Exchange, which for those of you who don’t know, it’s a giant running group.  And the STRS is the Summer Trail Running Series, it happens every Thursday night and we meet at a certain trail and run around 3 miles, sometimes a little more sometimes a little less. And there are a total of 3 barbeques spread out over the course of the summer.  Well the first run included the 1st BBQ.  The food was delicious and definitely needed after the run.  We ran around 3 miles and the trail was very muddy in spots so I ended up taking my vibrams off a couple of times and running barefoot.  When I got home my mom made me take a shower right away, because well…. let me just show you. 

Yeah and that was just the front of my legs, you can imagine what the back of my legs looked like with the mud flying up.  But I had a lot of fun, this is only my 2nd year running with them and I always have fun and I met a lot of new nice people who I ran with and talked to, so maybe I’ll have lots of new running buddies!

Then my family went to my grandparent’s house in Pennsylvania this weekend for my grandma’s 70th birthday.  It was fun, I got to see my cousins that I don’t normally get to see.  However, I had to sleep on a tiny ass couch because all the beds were taken, my uncle Rob slept in the recliner next to me because we both didn’t have a bed.  Needless to say, when I got home I slept like a rock.

I managed to get a good workout in while at my grandparent’s because their whole neighborhood is hills so I ran to the pool and it was all uphill which was a good workout.  And then later my uncle Rob and I ran to the pool and then back so I went uphill the whole way again and then on the way all downhill (duh, what goes up, goes down).   So it was a fun weekend and I got to run so that’s always fun. 

That’s it for now, Until later TTFN.

When your body tell you something, you gotta listen.

So, it’s been an interesting few days to say the least.  I got sick on Wednesday and I felt so much better on Thursday that I thought it was some sort of 24 hour bug.  It wasn’t.  I’ve been sick, and not the kind of sick that I actually feel justified taking days off from running, the kind of sick where you can’t really do much, but you don’t understand why not.  Basically, all I have is a sore throat, cough, and mucus caught in my throat that continues to choke me every time I cough or try to sleep.   But what are you going to do, I just have to rest and try to get better so that come Monday I can start running again.  Because honestly, I know we all try to “run through” our illnesses, but seriously when our body tells us something, we should listen, it’s the best way to know when something’s not right.

Anywho, my sorority had a function last night (yes I’m sick and probably should be in bed, but functions are mandatory so what are you going to do?).  The theme was cops and robbers.  I only have one picture really so I shall toss it up here.
This is me and one of my housemates Stevie.  Needless to say we were cops, can’t you tell by our aviators?  Once we got to the house I got a small water gun from one of the other sisters which I used as my weapon of choice all night.  It was most definitely a fun time.  I knew a few of the guys at the fraternity really well so I pretty much hung with them all night.  And I accomplished my mission.

I have this thing, each function we have I come up with/get a new pick up line to try out.  Last night’s was; can you help me with my phone?….. I can’t figure out how to put your number in it.  Well, I got around 6 numbers.  It was VERY amusing for 2 reasons.  1.  because I didn’t think that it would actually work and 2. I met a lot of new people that way.  The guy I played a few games with even used my own line on me(not this same one, but a different one that I’ve used at other houses).  It was a fun night to say the least.

Anywho, unfortunately (shh don’t tell my sisters) I have to go out again tonite when I’d much rather be in bed with NyQuil and my blankets.  But that’s all I have for now.  Hopefully tomorrow I will feel a bit better.  Until later, TTFN.