Monday, June 27, 2011

Have heart my dear. We're bound to be afraid.

6/27/11-7/3/11:

Monday: Huntington. 5.5. Pretty chill. I think this run felt pretty okay, if i remember aright. There was nothing that remarkable about it though. It was just convenient.

Tuesday: Madre. 5.5. Felt kind of sluggish, but nothing was distinctly uncomfortable. I just didn't really feel like going too fast. Was not displeased to finish. Kind of mentally tired.

Wednesday: Off.

Thursday: Lorain. 7. I was really really really tired all afternoon. I feel like I have not been getting enough sleep. I'm not really that functional during my waking hours. Hobbling along, hobbling along. Nothing of interest to report. I tried to plate my cells onto the half of the plate that did not have any agar on it. It took a while to figure out that something was going wrong.

Friday: Chantry. 20. Some people on the way up slowed their car and started asking me how far it was to the lake. As far as I remembered, there is no lake at the top of Chantry. I told them as much. They proceeded to drive up and I saw them coming out from their car at the top, with one of the kids (I think) complaining about how a bicycle beat them to the summit. I mean, we were almost to the top when I encountered them. Or they encountered me, rather. Anyways, I hope they found their lake. I Googled to see if I had misinformed them, and I do not think that I did. Unless they were trying to get to falls, or something. Anyways, reading the Yelp reviews of Chantry kind of inspired me to try to explore all the trails at some point. Felt pretty okay but I was going really slowly according to my cycling computer. Which is fine; I was not too perturbed. Flew to Oakland in the afternoon. Dinner at the Elephant Bar and Restaurant with Jenny and company. I thought the restaurant was okay but not particularly remarkable.

Saturday: Off. Congratulations to Emiley. =)

Sunday: Flew back after visiting Guerilla Cafe and getting some Bluebottle beans in the morning. Hung out about with Christine, Diana and their parents for a bit before leaving. Ran Huntington in the evening. Felt pretty okay, with the usual weird post-plane-ride biomechanics. I don't know I feel like after being stationary for a long time running feels rather strange. But maybe it's just me. 5.5.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wuerthless.

6/20/11-6/26/11:

So I think that I have been in an especially touchy mood lately, and I think it is because I am sad that people are leaving. My (in my opinion) brilliant solution is to immerse myself in freaking out about things. Like lab. And GREs. And such related things. Yeah, I don't know. Anyways, I apologize. That is all.

Monday: Off.

Tuesday: Patrician. 9.5. Felt pretty shitty. My arch hurt. Also my legs were just not feeling like moving. Maybe I'll take some time off running and cross train for a bit. We'll see. By this I mean that running was unpleasant enough that if I have time I will bike. But otherwise, I think I will proceed to hobble about. I think I had more that I intended to say here, but I don't remember what it was.

Wednesday: To the River Trail (and down it a little ways) and then back. After getting out to the River Trail, I saw a triathlete, who got really excited when I told him that I ran as well as biked. His name was Joe, and he asked if I, too, did triathlons. I told him that regrettably, I cannot really swim (like, all I can do is propel myself through the water). I'm using a lot of commas... He told me that that was all I really needed, and that he used to run marathons/half-marathons before his dad converted him to triathlons. He was pretty cool, and this encounter increased my resolution to learn how to swim. Anyways, pretty chill ride; I was really tired (like, sleepy-tired) on the way back though. Probably about 30.

Thursday: Huntington in the Vibrams. 5.5. Not too fast, but felt okay. Like, I didn't feel inclined to go any faster, but nothing was feeling particularly terrible. I am making an effort to go into more detail. :/ Though there is not that much detail to be gone into. Umm yeah I thank that is all. Nothing of note really happened.

Friday: Huntington take two. I was in a hurry to get to dinner, but still couldn't not run very fast. So I took it easy. Again. Ho hum. Good thing we're not in season yet. 5.5. Also I kept wanting to walk. Like, I just mentally wanted to take breaks from running. I wasn't really that tired... Gah... 5.5.

Saturday: Madre. Pretty boring... Nothing felt wrong, per se, I just felt kind of sluggish. But in a I'm-just-taking-it-easy kind of way. I think the super ripe figs I passed by the last time I ran Madre went past the super-ripe stage of life to the... there-are-no-more-figs-to-be-had stage of life... Oh well... I suppose I missed it. Darn. 5.5.

Sunday: Brown Mountain with the Schors and Keeley. Pretty good run! And then I test ran some pancakes by them. They responded positively, but I didn't know if they were just being polite or not. Eh. Well, I think it is good to have people to run with sometimes. I did not keep wanting to stop to walk. And like, I think it was a good run for reasons not just because of that. I enjoyed the Schors' fencing team stories. Also I think this is the longest post for a week that I have ever written. 8.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Afraid of futures.

6/13/11-6/19/11:

Monday: Lacy Long with Steph. Back on Catalina, for old times sake. A pretty alright run. 5. Followed by a late night hike. There was a rodent squeaking. And drunk people yelling. But overall it was not half bad.

Tuesday: Madre. Neither great nor terrible. 5.5.

Wednesday: Echo Mountain with Steph. It was pretty at the top! And there was some guy playing the trumpet in Vibrams. He seemed like a character. 5.

Thursday: Huntington from Schloss. Meh. 5.5.

Friday: I think Madre? 5.5.

Saturday: Eaton Canyon with Steph. =) Stopped at Patticakes on the way back, but it was not that impressive. 47 min.

Sunday: Eaton Canyon with Steph and Anton. Fun run. 50 min. Mom arriving!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes.

6/6/11 - 6/12/11:

Monday: Off.

Tuesday: Full Arroyo. My head hurt, and it was probably pretty slow. 9.5, I think.

Wednesday: Chantry with J. Schor, J. Panetta, S. Wuerth and G. Drayna. Pretty good run. Huffed on the uphill (most of the way) with J. and J. and then fell off but caught up again on the downhill. Took the downhill pretty speedily and then jogged up the really steep concrete bit at the end. 5.

Thursday: Huntington from Schloss. Felt super crappy. I feel like I was just running to have run. By which I mean hobbled along. 5.5.

Friday: Off.

Saturday: Madre (5) with Keeley followed by Lower (7) with Sylvia. I died like thrice on the latter. Approximately 12.

Sunday: Huntington. Felt pretty slow, but there was an interesting-ish automobile exhibit going on around Lacy. I actually wanted to stop and check it out, but this was secondary to my desire to get home. 5.5.