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Friday, October 12, 2007

TGIF

I can't express how happy I am that it is Friday, and that my last class of the week is officially finito -- I am SO ready for the weekend.

Ever since we got home Monday night, this week has been a flurry. I got behind with students and grading while I was away, so I've been eyeball deep in papers for the past 3 days (which has me convinced that when I die, I won't be buried in dirt -- I will be buried in paper), and I need a little space from school. Even though, who am I kidding, I never entirely get away from it; trust me, about 50 of those papers are coming home with me for the weekend.

Anyway, I have fun things planned for the weekend -- date night with hubby on Saturday and I'm going to see the stage production of "The Wedding Singer" with some friends on Sunday. And somewhere in there, I'd like to make a debut run(s). However, I'm gonna keep 'em short and I am not running with the group at 5 am -- this weekend, I'm sleeping in!

I haven't run AT ALL since the "defeat in the heat" last Sunday and I'm itching to get those shoes laced up and for my little legs to hit the pavement, but I am not itching to get up at 3 in the morning and join my regular group. I thought of running a 15K on Sunday that I ran last year, but while it's hard to resist trying for a PR on the course, I think I need to step away from racing/training for at least one weekend. However, I have been eyeballing the upcoming race calendar, so in the next few days, look to the sidebar to see what I plan for future races.

*As a side note, all of your innovative t-shirt suggestions on the post below has me thinking that we need to team up and start a business. Clearly, we are all missing the mark in our current professions. Who's with me?

19 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Wait a minute? You're opening up our partnership to OTHER people?

:D

Wes said...

Ha! Yes!! TGIF!!! Even though you didn't do the full 26.2, I think you need a l'il time off to enjoy yourself.

I find it really hard to be innovative, and when I am, I latch onto like a dog pulling a sock. I think you learned this from my constant harping on beer.

K? Gotta run, I'm thirsty :-)

ShoreTurtle said...

The web site says that they will mail a finisher’s medal to you free of charge so don't buy that on ebay!

J~mom said...

I am going to stick to buying tshirts for now since you all are more creative. Whatever you guys design I will buy. :>P

Marcy said...

I'm with Lisa, I'll buy whatever you all are selling, just be sure to include free shipping or a coupon code :P

Enjoy the weekend chica!! You deserve it! ;D

Doug Cichon said...

Oh yes, TGIF. If only I didn't have midterms next week...

(this is me procrastinating)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

TGIF indeed!! WooooHoooo!!!

Mary Gee said...

I never answered you about the Bolder Boulder... it is GREAT! It is the first race I ever did - 20 years ago! It is really fun.

David said...

Go run for fun! You are right to step away from the racing and training, IMO.

And I'm witcha on the custom tee biz. ;-)

ws said...

I agree with the "run for fun" sentiment - when you finish can you let me know how it goes?

have a great weekend...

and, I'm with you - but I like odd things like tag lines on sleeves and neck lines...

Melinda said...

I can't believe how many races you run! You're awesome!

RunnerGirl said...

Heck yeah I am in! :) Any distraction right now will be wonderful.

Firefly's Running said...

Ditto to TGIF! THANK GOD!

Mendy said...

I don't have a creative idea bone in my body, so I'll just watch what you guys all come up with! I'll buy!!!

Anyhoo, hope you have a great weekend despite the tons of work you seem to have on your hands.

I would love to meet you and hubby if you guys decide to come to MB in Feb. I think I have a connection to get a large enough beach house for a ton of us!

teacherwoman said...

TGIF GIRLFRIEND!

Laurel said...

Enjoy your weekend! Take it easy.

brunettechicagogal said...

That's it: "Chicago Marathon: Defeat in the Heat 2007." That's the T-shirt logo you should go with.

Laura N said...

Hope you had a great date with hubby and enjoy your weekend!

ws said...

first off, blue is definitely a flavor. It's gel, it barely tastes like anything. E-gel comes in pink (strawberry - yuck), blue (tropical punch), green (mountain rush?) and red (cherry). I used all the pinks first cause I don't like 'em.

second, do you know how hard it was to use 2 Pac lyrics to post that have some continuity without being filled with expletives and the n word? that took like a mile of running to figure out, geez.

third, Trainspotting was freshman year, I think, that's why it made me feel so old.

hope you had a good date last night.

(is it that obvious the taper already has me anxious...)