cloud 9: safely returned

So whaddya know.. it's been a complete turn around from my bummer of a day yesterday! It felt good right from the start.. despite only having 6.5 hours of sleep I felt unreasonably rested - so go I did! T/TH are almost always a gym day in the morning, because it gets me awake and energized for my loooong day of classes (9:45 - 3:45). In my first class, I got my big field report back - a sweet grade.. but sweeter still, an "outstanding work!"

Hah this is everything I have to lug around on T/TH. The mail tube is full of trace for drafting in my Arch. Studio, and yes - thats a T-square sticking out of my bag!

My friend made plans to bike with me for my run today.. and I knew I wouldn't have time to eat lunch first when I got home like usual. SO.. I stopped in the student union for a tide-over to fuel me through the run.

Hahha how's that for pre-run fuel? At first I thought I was gonna regret it around oh.. mile 3.. but it was actually fine! I ran like 30 minutes after downing this bad boy. It was the new Honey Frappuccino.. it was stellar.
BUT NOT AS STELLAR AS THIS LIL GUY! There was a basket of clearance stuff from Easter.. and I have this terrible obsession with to-go coffee mugs. Trust me - I did NOT need another one. But CLEARANCE! And look at that little bunny down on the bottom! There was no price sticker on it.. so the lady gave it to me for FIVE BUCKS!! Annnnnd she gave me my drink for FREE!

This is my friend Sarah and I down at the lake. It was 55 degrees today!! Ahhh it just made me so anxious for summer to come! I love this girl more than life - she's still in high school but we've been friends since I was like 6. She's a trooper too - she's always willing to bike with me. I might be solo for my LR coming up in two weeks.. so she offered to tag along for 18 miles! Like I said.. TROOPER. Today was a 6 (n some change) tempo run. I could have gone for forever with that sun shining!



  1. loveofoats said,

    Congrats on the great grade! Looks like a great place to go for a run :)

    on April 3, 2008 at 7:14 PM

  2. azelma said,

    Look! You are my clone! Hehe, just kidding, hope I don't freak you out with that.

    on April 3, 2008 at 10:57 PM

  3. Kate said,

    great blog! Are you on your college's cross country team??

    on April 4, 2008 at 5:55 AM

  4. ooo-your run looks wonderful. so jealous!! looks like my long run tomorrow is going to be in the rain. ugh.

    on April 4, 2008 at 6:22 AM

  5. lindsey>> I LOVE our lakes! Minneapolis is a great running city!

    azelma>> wait.. what am I looking at?

    kate>> I ran XC all through high school, but to be honest, I'm SO glad to be done with it! I was offered a spot at a few D3 schools, but I have two marathons this spring/summer, so the short distances for XC don't really fit in my plan =]

    betsy>> ugh.. rain = no fun!

    on April 4, 2008 at 8:31 AM