a half marathon

I feel a little embarrassed and a little guilty to say this, but I won’t be running a half marathon tomorrow like I should be. After some knee pain with my running and little motivation to run by myself I took a lot of time off from training. The time off did me no good and I fell behind and then I fell even further behind. It was my own fault, but there would be absolutely no way I could run a half marathon tomorrow. A couple of weeks ago I had emailed the race to see if there was any way I could switch to the 10k because I felt that would be a better solution for me. I never heard back so I figured this was out of the picture and knew I wouldn’t be able to run 13.1.

I have struggled to get into a schedule with my summer classes and everything else going on with my life. For those reasons my running has taken a back seat. I do plan to get back into running this summer (even though summer heat in Maryland is horrible). Running this time will be slowly. It would be nice to work on getting faster. Currently I am slow! I don’t care about that, but it would be nice to see if I can get faster. My 5k time is not something to scream and shout about, and it would be cool to get it down!

One of my uncles plans to run a 20k in September (labor day) and I am contemplating signing up for that. You might ask, what will change for that, but I am hoping if I have someone to run with or at least know is running the same race then I could do it. It is going to take a lot of thought, but it’s in the back of my mind.

Well that is my rant for today. I’ll be back after the weekend 🙂

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Habits

I seem to have this habit of only posting once a week, and those posts basically say I’ll be back later. Well I have come to say that is going to change (at least I hope so)!!! Since I last checked in I have started my summer classes and let me tell you, they are tough. Yesterday I started my homework at 10am, ate lunch while I did work, took a break at 1 to do some cleaning, back to homework at 2:30 and finally after dinner was completely done editing and reading my homework at 8pm. It was a long day to say the least and I am not looking forward to a summer full of this.

My new schedule looks a little like this on Tuesdays/Thursdays.

  • 5:45am alarm goes off
  • 6am downstairs ready for coffee
  • 6:10am breakfast with my aunt
  • 6:20am brush teeth
  • 6:30am out the door and in the car
  • 6:45-7:30am sit in traffic on some highway
  • 7:45am arrive at school
  • 7:50am print all my homework out for the day and catch up on emails, blog posts (this is where I plan to stay consistent), craigslist ads for apartments, and social media.
  • 8:45am-12pm class starts
  • 12pm lunch
  • 12:30pm-3:45pm second class of the day starts
  • 3:45pm hop in the car and head home!
  • 4:45/5pm arrive home exhausted, sometimes attend my cousins karate lessons if I don’t feel to beat

So there you have it a long somewhat boring day. As much as it stinks to be stuck in the car for an hour – an hour and a half every other day I don’t mind it. I enjoy driving (I don’t enjoy paying for gas) and after sitting in school for an entire day it’s not bad. The homework is ridiculous and probably amounts to the same amount that I had last semester while taking 6 classes. Yesterday it took me almost four hours to read four articles (at least 25 pages each) and take notes on them. That was also just for one class. My teacher makes us take notes on everything we read, but our notes can’t just be outlines. Seems weird, but I am trying to get the hang of it.

My other class is a writing class and I don’t mind that as much. We are constantly engaged during class and have to participate. Each week we have something due and a workshop day so we can become better editors. I like peer editing because I enjoy seeing how my classmates did the same project as me, but just in a different way. It is helpful when it comes time to do the final draft!

Well that is all I have for you today, and because it is #tbt I will include a picture to spruce up post 😉 Last Thursday it was four years to the day that I graduated high school seemed unreal, but boy does time fly by!! IMG_1257

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I’m a little busy being a college graduate so instead here’s my instagrams from forever! Ill be back later in the week with an update on my life and the direction the blog will be continuing.

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These consist of throwback Thursdays, manicures, senior week, grad, and so on!

10 days

That is how long it has been since I have posted. Whoops. #sorryiamnotsorry. I have been extremely busy these past few weeks, but guess what…I’m done. My undergraduate college career is over and done with. Finals are finished, grades are posted and the good news is I passed. Not only did I pass, but I had my best semester of college ever. When I first came to college everyone said that my best semester would be first semester freshman year, turns out that semester was almost my worst. So now that I have brought my QPA up a little bit I am feeling a little better about life. It is not exactly what I would have hoped for, but hey I didn’t really think my life would be like this if you had asked me four years ago.

While finals finished up, I finished my last office hours as an RA. I also finished my last shift as a desk assistant (four years strong) and said goodbye to all my residents. Friday night after we were dismissed from closing I headed to the beach. It is a tradition that during senior week everyone rents houses at Dewey Beach in Delaware. So we headed there for a couple of days. The weather wasn’t fantastic, but I didn’t mind. I was in more of a relaxation mode then need to be on the beach all day everyday. It was SO nice to just relax and not have to worry about school or what was due when I returned. (That will start next week, when I start my summer classes :o). I didn’t take many pictures from the beach, but you can take my word that fun was had by all.

I got back to campus yesterday afternoon and spent the day catching up on tv shows (helllllo greys and revenge…holy smokes!) and starting to pack my room. It is unbelievable to think graduation is in a short 3 days. So much to do in the next couple of days. My family arrives tomorrow and I cannot wait to see everyone. It seems strange to think that I won’t be going home with them. I will be staying here, starting my new life (SAY WHATTTT). Before Saturday we have a senior gala (tonight), alumni bbq, and baccalaureate. I am also going to see an apartment tonight, I hope this one’s a winner!!! Hopefully after graduation I will have an update before my classes start and my life gets a little insane again.

Today

I cannot get over the fact that today is the first day of May. In 18 days I will be walking across the stage graduating college. I feel like this just snuck up on me out of no where. In honor of today before the first day of May, here is a funny meme I have been spotting all over the web.

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Looks like it is time to get my shiznat together.

ps I ran this morning…the run sucked. It was supposed to be 7.5 miles. Turns out when you slack, it isn’t so easy to come back. Let’s just say that mileage was not had and it was more of a walk than run. Adjusting this training plan and I plan to run Friday and Saturday. I shall update on the running then!