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Monday, August 06, 2007

3 Outta 5 Ain't Too Shabby

I graded essays all. day. long. today, but in the end, I reached my goal by finishing all my classes' grades and submitting them this evening. Phew. That's one big project that is done with.

After finishing with the grades, I'd hoped that the temps had cooled some outside and I went out for my evening run. However, it was still like the surface of the sun out there. Still, I set out thinking I would do 5 miles, but a few steps on these weeble-wobble legs, which felt as flexible and as willing to run as two bags of cement, I made the executive decision: 5 was not going to happen. Thus, I settled on 3.

The first mile was a bit tough -- ran through a cloud of little black bugs and one went in my mouth and another flew into my right eye -- and it was hot like the inner circles of hell, but on a good note, after that first mile, my legs started to loosen up. By the end of my 3, I was actually feeling pretty good and probably could've done a full 5, but I figure that my legs are still recovering from Saturday's long run, and it was best not to push them past their capacity today.

I feel pretty darn good now: classes are done, run for today is done, hubby is making me some dinner, tomorrow I'm determined to not do a damned thing -- yessiree, I'm feeling sat-is-fied.

13 comments:

David said...

Good job on not pushing it too much. Gotta respect the legs and the mileage you did the other day, and you'll get the reward later.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Those little bugs are high in protein.  Eat a few more and your hubby wont have to make you dinner!

teacherwoman said...

Mmmm... yummy, a cloud of little black bugs. I once held my breath through one, almost passing out in the middle of my run. Smart move. Just chalk it up for some extra protein!

Wes said...

Yea, aren't those bugs going to throw off your diet ;-) I can't imagine running in the evening in Florida. It is so damn hot here today!

J~mom said...

High fives! Sounds like a great day!

Marcy said...

DH making dinner? Dang I should have come over to your place for dinner LOL

Sweet job on the run! I don't blame you, I would have stuck with the 3 too :-)

Marcy said...

DH making dinner? Dang I should have come over to your place for dinner LOL

Sweet job on the run! I don't blame you, I would have stuck with the 3 too :-)

ws said...

sounds like a productive day even if it wasn't much fun. I hate that chocolate pudding feeling in my legs and I think it is pretty deceptive because they'll feel fine for a little while and then suddenly so heavy again. have fun doing nothing today...

Firefly's Running said...

Great job, Jess! I hate those nasty bugs especially when they get in your mouth. Ewwwww!

Krista said...

Hey I give you credit for making it through 3 - running in that kind of heat is just impossible for me.

CollegeGirl said...

You should meet my puppy -she eats anything and EVERYTHING.... flowers, bark, bugs -you name it!

JustJunebug said...

hot like the surface of the sun.

aint that the GD truth???

ugh.

good job my friend! good job!

Mendy said...

It's supper hot out there. I would have dropped that 5 to 3 as well. Good job, chica, especially considering you ran through nasty little bugs.