Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Cross-Training and a FINAL grade!
(Note: This post may contain more vulger language than written in any of this Firefly's posts before this. All apologies to any who I offend.) After two days of rest (which I needed because those DAMN hills nearly killed my poor legs - not much the ankle!), I finally got out to the gym and did some cross-training on the eliptical machine. The back of my right quad still is very tight, which I did my best to work out by stretching. In fact, this week is an important week in this marathon training. Saturday's my LAST long run with the 18 miler - not going to push myself to a 20 miler. They are talking snow or flurries at the end of the week right BEFORE the run so I am NOT happy about it. I do not want any surface issues that may affect how I run on Saturday, which may cause a potential injury. I do not need any more injuries before the marathon....PERIOD. My legs will be babied until race day. And on to the second part of the post. I am FINALLY on a three break from school. NO homework! Yayyyyy! But I start my first class of the Spring semester during the week of the marathon - UGH! I was also up until 2 am on Sunday night to work on a damn group paper which is a HUGE chunk of my grade....or I was screwed into writing it for the group. (A few people know the whole damn story of the situation.) I posted a note on our group message board (I am working on my degree online...yayy!) and asked if anyone would be interested on writing the paper. Well, no answers from anyone - just more submissions towards the paper - and waited until Sunday morning when everyone had their stuff done. After a long day of spending time with my kids and then having a postponed dinner with the in-law for my husband's birthday (He was sick on his birthday with a BAD bug!), I started SLOOOOOOOWLY working on the paper. In fact, I e-mailed my professor to ask about how she would like written in a section of the paper. Well, by 11:30 - three hours AFTER I e-mailed her who's REALLY good on responding, I had NO choice, but get the damn paper done before 2 a.m. By the time I got the paper done, I was SO damn tired. I could not keep my eyes open, but I was able to turn the paper in on time. Forward to today, I checked my final grade for the class this afternoon. I earned a PERFECT score for the paper, which was an easy A for my other group members who could not help outside of what they submitted. UGH! I also earned an A for the class as well - almost perfect 'cept I missed by a damn 1/2 point. Double UGH! Oh well. What can you do? It's still an A. I have two A's this semester and a damn C for Psychology class for my major between them, which I am NOT happy with. (Damn instructor - her first online class and decided to put the pedestal very high for us especially on the papers....nothing else I can say in this blog because it would not be lady-like!) Anyways, the rest of the week I will be on eliptical just to keep my legs loose and save my legs for Saturday. Today's work-out 35 minutes - Eliptical 3.58 miles 408 calories 9:46/mile