Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dead Week Cometh...

Next week is what we like to call "Dead Week" here at University of Kentucky. Every class has a final project due, and final exams are the following week. Everybody is stressed and is essentially a walking zombie for the entire week. But I'm not worried.

In fact, I don't plan to cut back on any of my swimming, biking, or running because of school. I have two large projects due, and a good amount of grading. However, its all under control. At least I think it is. In my classes, I'm one of the only ones who doesn't look completely and totally stressed out. And I'm also willing to bet I'm the only one who has been working out almost every day! Coincidence? I think not.

This entire week I haven't missed a workout, and I've been eating pretty well too. All in all, I think its actually helping me get things done, and resulting in having more energy. I feel like all my time has to be structured, and I need to get "x, y, and z" done before I go swim, etc. I have less time in the day to work than everybody else, but I'm getting much more done during my productive hours! Hopefully this trend continues!

Today my hip is feeling wonderful. Practically perfect. I really feel like getting out for a run, but I'm going to lay low today and follow my every other day rule. Plus I'm going swimming tonight anyways, and as tempting as it is to run there and back, I'm going to give my hip a break until tomorrow.

Tomorrow, my shiny new lady in red is going to lose her metaphorical virginity. Sure, I rode her yesterday morning, but that was just foreplay. Tomorrow is the real thing. Right now the plan (although not set in stone yet) is to ride in the evening after class for ~20 miles with Bryan and maybe Mike. If they aren't game, I'll head out on my own. I'm debating a run in the morning, an easy 2 miles; something I know my hip can handle. I might cancel it since I have the ride in the evening, but I haven't made up my mind yet.

4 comments:

Marcy said...

The only thing I have to say is . . .don't ride her too hard :P

nwgdc said...

there was something on www.enduranceplanet.com just a couple days ago about exercise and focus/concentration. check it out--it's scientific evidence of what you're talking about!

Jess said...

Well, you're handling your end of term better than I am!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I definitely think that running spills over into real life. If you want to have a good attitude about running, you have to take the good with the bad, have tons of patience (which you know all too well) and even when things look bad, you have to keep the positive attitude if you want to hang on to your running. What wonderful things to learn and then have as life skills. I'm so glad you have it all together.

Go easy on miss red. She will never forget the first time. :D