The Eternal Paper
I have 25 pages of my paper done, which means I have a ton to go in order to finish tonight. Its BEAUTIFUL outside - 72 and sunny. And here I sit, pounding away at my laptop. Student life may have its perks - but its not all flowers and candy!
Time:41.45 minutes    Distance:3.73 miles    Pace:11:12min/mi
Today was the first "bad run" I have experienced. My knees were hurting me, and I could tell that I was moving slower to compensate for the pain. I was right, because I paced about 6 minutes slower a mile than I have on average. In addition, I cramped up about 1/2 way through. I have a feeling that I was also running funny to compensate for the throbbing, and that lead to a cramp up by my neck. Tomorrow is a cross-train day (I think) and I am going to need to stay off these knees. I hate swimming and dont have access to a pool anyway. I know ellipticals arent bad for your knees, and that might be my only option. We also have a rowing machine at my gym, but that motion doesnt seem too great on the knees either! Always something else to try to figure out - its funny having to plan my workouts so far in advance, this is quite the change for me.
- Found a bar to host a fundraiser at, now I just have to convince my husband its a good idea
- Pushed through the knee pain and finished my run - while its progress in my mentality, I am not too sure it was a good idea :)
- The knees are going to restrict my activity, I need to be proactive in fixing the problem, whether its physical therapy or a change in my workouts, etc
- Even rewarding yourself with coffee and chocolate does not make the writing of a 50-page paper go any faster