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what a busy summer

let’s see if i can take up blogging again this summer!

so much to do this summer:

  1. three classes, 9 credits.  1) foundations, 2) r/c (reinforced concrete), and 3) data management.
  2. paint the crocodile painting.
  3. make the ASCE UW website.
  4. study for the FE
  5. study for the GRE
  6. enviro research
  7. jam with christina on vienna teng’s gravity (lake version)
  8. run
  9. prepare to go to bolivia
  10. go to bolivia

ahhhh.

stuff is happening!

1. who knew 30 Seconds to Mars was such a good band? you can tell how much thought they put into their music just be listening to it the first time. i really like “hurricane.” i’ve learned it on the guitar already!

2. it looks like i’m going to start training for a half-marathon. i ran two miles for the first time in two months today. took a little break in the middle, but it wasn’t as bad as i expected. going nice and slow helped. = ]

3. my name is on a paper in ads! from the research i did at AMNH two summers ago: http://adsabs.harvard.edu

4. music is fun. i got sidetracked from starting my environmental homework the day before it was due because i ran into a friend who had her guitar with her, so we played guitar and shared music until i had to go home.

2 miles

so it turns out i’ve been (mostly) running two miles a day in the month of september. sweet! thanks, google maps.

first day of school… so tiring

i am “i feel like i just got off a plane” tired. weak, slightly nauseous… i’m thinking it’s a hangover from tea.

i really hope the annoying guy in my classes drops out of the major.

caffeine = bad for me

ugh, three (or was it four?) 12-oz cups of tea during work leaves me feeling slightly nauseous, and with quicker movements. sleep will not come easily tonight.

running hiatus

deciding to bleach my hair today (new patches to be expected), with the disruption to my showering schedule, i decided that i might take this week off from running. now, i may feel compelled to run as i do right now in the coming days, but i believe that my overwhelming laziness and aversion to sweat and exertion will win out. let’s see if i will lose muscle, weight, and appetite. consider this the last part of the summer 2009 exercise experiment.

in other news, i think i may have finished a piano piece today. now i’m going to download lilypond and try to write it out in real music notation.

*edit*

couldn’t stay away from the running. started jogging after four days instead of seven.

discouragement

i’m thinking about taking a rest day from my jogging tomorrow. my hamstrings have been feeling sore/strained, so maybe i need a “rest day”. maybe it was from the shoe-switching, or maybe it was because i didn’t eat a real breakfast, or because i didn’t drink enough water (which i never do). or maybe i’m pushing myself more than necessary. what’s the point, though? today, a guy passed me faster than i could have passed a snail, and i was discouraged about this dream of calling myself a runner. i’m no better than i ever was in middle and high school.

athletes only have rest days once a week, though. the rest of us mortals are only recommended to do cardio three times a week, a.k.a. every other day. sigh. i really wonder what it’s like to be an “elite runner”. is it just easier for them to be so fast, or is their willpower beyond my imagination?