Today has been a pretty great day. It’s the first day since classes ended that I’ve felt completely in control of my study schedule.
I started my day a little groggy but ready to tackle the day. I had a 7-mile run on the agenda, so I ate breakfast first thing:
I had a lot to fit into my morning: I needed to pack my stuff to take over to Allen’s after my run, pack some of the stuff from my room that I’ll need over the summer and take a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up Allen’s birthday present. I was a little stressed this morning but I got it all done and went over to see Allen around 10 to give his gift:
I got him a blender for his birthday/graduation. He has been drinking smoothies almost everyday and using his roommate’s blender, but he just moved out and took it with him, so I gave him his present early.
I chose the Ninja blender because it’s pretty highly rated for the price, and I wanted to get him something nicer than what he’d been using. He was really excited and put it together right away.
After a little bit I set off on my run. I forgot to bring my fuel belt, so I picked up a Gatorade and two bottle of water at Wal-Mart and placed them at the trailhead. I didn’t want to put a reusable bottle in case someone might take it.
My run was hard but pretty good. I was really happy with my splits:
My best mile was mile 5, because there was a girl on the trail who had a head start and I decided I wanted to beat her. I succeeded, but ran a WAY faster mile than I intended to. I think it was ok because it motivated me to keep going, and I slowed down for miles 6-7.
My hydration plan worked well too. I took water/Gatorade at miles 3, 5 and 7.
I spent my afternoon watching baseball and relaxing. I was pretty tired around 2 p.m. but I had a surge of energy a few hours later and was able to finish a practice test for Comm Law, which is what I was hoping to get done. Yay!
Allen and I took a study break around 4 for some frozen custard. I’d been craving it all week but decided to wait until after my long run today:
Allen got a strawberry shortcake sundae, which was also really good: