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Another Run

on November 9, 2008

I ran 30 minutes today. I had planned on only getting in about 1.5 miles, which would be close to 22 minutes or so, but I got there and thought, “I can and should go to 30 minutes,” so I did.

It’s been a rough week emotionally, so I was a little distant or absent altogether in some of my usual forum groups and on here. I also only got in the one 45-minute run between Monday and today.

It’s snowing here now — very lightly, like flurries, but snowing. We’re getting the house ready for Thanksgiving in the next 2 1/2 weeks, so that’s going on, along with having more things than usual to think about at work. It’s going to be a challenge to keep eating healthy and running without letting the stress of everything that’s going on bring me down…not to mention the NaNoWriMo, which you can see I’m only 870 words into (as I write this). The goal is 50,000 by November 30! My sister and I are planning to have a through-the-night writing marathon to get our word counts up, though she’s FAR ahead of me right now.

My first “textbook” came for my two MIT online, downloadable, writing courses. It’s the American poetry 1945-1960 one, which has some interesting poems inside. I can’t wait to get started, but I think it’s going to have to be at least December before I dive into that.

I’m planning on running again on Wednesday, since tomorrow’s a rest day and Tuesday’s probably a full day at work. We’ll see. I’m aiming for 6 miles a week right now, which comes out to about three 30-minute runs.

Have a good day!

2 responses to “Another Run

  1. Sarah says:

    I can’t wait till our write-a-thon!

    I’m worried about finishing myself!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. TNThomas says:

    Sometimes having a rough week is great motivation for a run. It doesn’t change whatever is stressing you out, but it can be a give you a break from the stress. Think of running as a way to relieve your stress rather than something that adds to it.

    Good luck with your writing and your running! Glad to see you’re keeping it up after completing C25K.

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