I think it’s been well established by now that when I’m stressed I have the attention span of a goldfish. Nevermind the studies that argue this reported fact. If I read it on the interwebs, it must be true. I just hope to God my daughter doesn’t write her future school book reports based on interweb research. I can see it now… her teacher calling me to discuss this, what she’s only 2.5 years old? Huh? Not a primary resource? Bullshiiiiiit. Oh right. There I went down that distracted path. Again.Just to save my sanity I’m going to try and relax this weekend and study. I mean it, really study. Oh right with that impending Hurricane Sandy… and going to an Indigo Girls concert tonight… I am probably the worst post-graduate student on the planet right now. *sigh*
Anyway… Here’s my weekend to do list:
1. Grocery Shopping – storm withstanding we still need food or we’ll starve this weekend. I haven’t cooked dinner in a week and the Mr. was kind enough to remind me of this…
2. Master the Generator protocol. Complete with the “Man of House’s” directions we will be practicing drills just to make sure I don’t accidentally kill any pole workers.
3. Attend birthday party for a child and meet parents I do not know. Get said present for party within the “I don’t really know you budget.”
4. Make turkey chili, sweet potato soup and other freezable foods.
5. Make cupcakes for Monkey’s school party. Buy cups and plates because that’s what I got suckered into for school. As if the tuition fees didn’t cover this stuff…
6. Pray we don’t loose power and food goes bad. (Please refer to #’s 2 and 4.)
7. Finish Laundry.
8. Get in two runs minimum, with one being a long run at least over 14 miles.
9. Buy a turkey hat.
So that’s just the basics I can remember right now. I’m pretty sure there’s a ton more but my mind is spacing out over this exam. What? Confused about the turkey hat? Right, so with all the pending stuff going on I also signed up for a Turkey Trot 5k nearby. (I know what you’re thinking, if I have time to write a check, fill out an application and mail it, I should be studying. I know, blah, blah, blah…) So nearby in fact, I relish rolling out of bed each year to run it. This is going to be my third year running the Krogh’s Annual Turkey Trot. My times haven’t been great but I attribute that to it’s rolling hill course and the 3 foot tall kids who crowd the front of the line with the local cross country team and then die off after the first mile, only to get in your way as you try to dodge around them (somebody needs to teach them race etiquette!!). That’s exactly why
I want, no I NEED a turkey hat this year. Nobody screws with a runner wearing a turkey hat. Here are just a few choices I found in my distracted search:
I could only find my official time from 2010 which was 24:20:68, I’m pretty sure my time from last year was just above 24 minutes. It wasn’t great by any means but I wasn’t doing any speed work at that time and I was still working on loosing much of the baby wieght I still had hanging on. So this year for my goal, I want to run in the 23’s. I’ve had some good mile sprints recently so I know I can rock this time. I’ve been running hills consistantly and I know the course. That’s my goal and I’m not giving myself an out. I’ll just have to trample all those folks in front of me on my way to the finish line.
After all, I’ll have lots of post race turkey to eat…