Monday, December 1, 2008

Back to School

The last few days since Thanksgiving have been busy - I am back at school and started classes today : ( It is hard to get back into the mind frame of having to study and do homework when I am so used to having my nights and weekends free!

Today is the first official day of Track practice! I am slightly nervous since all the cross country girls will be there and I hope I can still run fast and be on the relay after a lazy week off. I didn't run Friday, Saturday or Sunday to allow my muscles to heal. The doctors visit went well - all my blood tests came back ok and all my vitamin levels are good so I am assuming that it must have been the stress of a job plus trying to be a college athlete!

Saturday I joined B-rabbit and his family as they went and picked out a Christmas tree. It was quite a nice time - I especially like hanging out with his sister as she always makes me laugh! Sunday I put up the tree at my parents house with B-rabbit. We had a nice time and took several Christmas pictures which turned out very nice! Last night we wrapped presents too - I just love wrapping - I am so excited for Christmas!!

I finally tried on my tech shirt from the race and guess what it actually fits - it fits really well!! The sleeves are perfect with the shoulder seams hitting right on my shoulder as well as the shirt hitting well below where my shorts start! I love it - its a nice blue color and I cannot wait to run in it! Finally a t-shirt that fits me correctly!! Maybe it is because I actually ordered a Women's medium shirt - last year I got a Men's small I think and it was huge! The t-shirt is that Nike FIT dry and it is super comfy!

Since it is now December, looking back at November my mileage decreased A LOT!
November total = 60.68 miles
I wasn't able to get in any long runs over about 6.5 miles which is mainly to blame in the drop off. This month should be about the same if not a little less as I have my first track meet December 12th!!

Anyway thats all for me now - I feel so disorientated sitting in classes and actually having to pay attention for more than 10 minutes at a time! And not having constant access to Google reader as well as my email! Happy December!


Chic Runner said...

ugh! I remember those times, coming back after break was the worst! :) Hope practice goes well!

N.D. said...

I'm sure practice will go fine!! The rest was well earned and you'll have rested legs!! The tree sounds like fun. I felt the same way about going back to work today. It's tough!!!

Nicole said...

Cute pic with the boy! I loved going tree hunting but i'm very thankful that we have a fake tree now! HHAHA! I hope practice went well!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving. I always struggled with going back to classes after breaks. It was sooo hard to focus.

Marci said...

I am sure you will be back in the groove in no time, the rest probably did you good. Cute pic!

Anonymous said...

Just know that you only have a couple of weeks left before break. The picture is very cute. It looks like Christmas time too.

Marlene said...

Isn't it a great feeling when a race shirt is just PERFECT?!

Good luck at track, and getting back into the swing.

(Cute pic, btw)

Marcy said...

OMG look at all that snow! Great pic!

Nike's sizing always jacks me up LOL

Marcy said...

OMG look at all that snow! Great pic!

Nike's sizing always jacks me up LOL