I know you’re sick of hearing it — but time is flying again.
All of it.
The last 5 years, in fact!
It’s just hitting me that I’m graduating tomorrow.
I’ll be wearing this (under the gown that I forgot to order–oops!):
Yesterday’s swim/pedicure/shopping spree was perfect. I had drinks with friends and went to bed at a reasonable hour, but I felt pretty tired when I woke up to rain this morning. I was worried that with all the lightning I saw on my drive to Sarnia that I might not get to race, but things worked out and the sun actually came out just in time for our 8am start.
That’s right, drinks with friends last night + 8am race in another city…I’m certified crazy but I’m also aiming for having as much fun as possible, remember?
And fun was had!
I wish I was stellar at writing race recaps and I wish I carried my phone along with me like some of the bloggers whose race recaps are colourful and exciting, but to be honest I just ran today’s race more like a workout and tried to have a good time doing it! I ended up finishing in 50:12, which is not bad all things considered. I’ve never done speed work, I have to remind myself that I’m coming off an injury, and I GOT TO RUN! There are people who would KILL to jog it, let alone run it. I also have to stop calling myself “not a runner” or any form of playing down my achievements.
Would a “real runner” have taken yesterday off? Did I purposefully go into this race tired so I’d have an excuse to do “bad”? Maybe. Does it matter? No. I ran it. I finished it with a smile. I got fired up by being in that community and I’m looking forward to more races! So I think my head is back headed in the right direction and that’s what’s important–not my chip time!
To be honest, this weekend left me pretty tired. It could have something to do with all the random meals I ate and th e amount of coffee and not so normal foods I ate. I’m a little bored of yogurt as my go to snack too–but rest assured I ate plenty of it that I’m sparing you the boring pictures. Note to self: spice it up ASAP.
It’s not so bad when I look back on it, but I feel gross. I know that I am a healthy eater at heart and am getting better at being an intuitive eater so I’ll be back on track with that shortly. Being busy makes everything feel like more work, but the good thing is I have tons to look forward to (here comes the part where I cheer myself up):
- GRADUATION TOMORROW
- being done summer school classes – thursday!
- 8km race on Friday night
- Spartan Race next Sunday (I’ll elaborate on this one later!)
- being done summer school exam – next Tuesday
- starting my real life
Just to add to this randomness, here’s what else is on my mind: should I be a part time student or a full time one in the fall and will I have time to volunteer at the newspaper and can I do an energy exchange at the yoga studio and can I coach for tri club or should I try to get hired as a personal trainer and do I remember how to train clients one on one and who gets a gym membership and does it matter and am I going to be able to teach enough classes to be happy without being burnt out and will i be allowed to have more and where will i do them and how will i afford health care and how will i figure out my taxes and will i be able to freelance more and can I keep doing yoga if I start a bootcamp this summer and if I start a bootcamp should it be in Sarnia or in London or both and who will come and where will I do it and what about my vacations and which shoes am I going to wear tomorrow and how am I going to pay for the gown and why didn’t I remember to order it way back when and would I have run faster if I didn’t drink last night and should I have gone to yoga tonight and…STOP.
Feel free to admit that you stopped reading partway through that blabbering, and that’s fine. This is just my diary, remember?
One thing I need from you: all the good vibes in the world tomorrow so I don’t trip on the stage!
Have you graduated? How’d it feel?
Do you ever find your mind racing with worries?
How do you celebrate a race if you do at all?
Do you consider yourself a runner?