Friday, June 23, 2006

I'll take Potent Potables for $1000, Alex

J.D.'s Narration: A wise man once said the human spirit can overcome any obstacle.
J.D.: I can't.
Elliot: Come on!
J.D.'s Narration: That man had obviously never run a triathlon.

So my favorite Scrubs episode this past year was an episode where my other boyfriend is about to turn 30 and finds a list of things he wanted to do before 30 and freaks out because he has done none of them. I totally have this list. A long time ago, when I was a wee 23 year old, "Get my PhD" was on that list - considering I have only 16 months until 30 and I haven't even proposed my topic, that ain't happenin'. But! On that list was "Run a marathon." So check! Now I can rest easy knowing I have at least done something on that list - now, I can work on devoting my energy to getting on Jeopardy :-)

So I have to admit it - not having this running schedule/bible that dictated what sort of running I was supposed to do every week to get ready for the marathon has left me feeling sort of aimless. And I have to keep telling myself that I am completely justified in being lazy, at least for a week. So what does one do when one running training schedule finishes up? She starts another! So now I have this big messy hybrid training schedule for this race (which includes hill workouts and double runs once a week) and training for the Cy-Man Triathlon at the end of August (a tri was also my list). I was going to do the Cornman Triathlon in July, but now I have to go do field work in Florida in July. So while Pete gets to slowly drift by mountains in Sweden on his glacier, I get to slowly drift by menacing alligators in a canoe. (I will be in the canoe, not the alligators - my advisor/"insano yielder of the red pen" would be all over me for that one :-))

This alligator was hanging out where we intended to put our instruments last time.

Oh yes, on a completely unrelated note, I would like to welcome Jessica (the californiowan you might now notice on the sidebar) to our little blog and to our team!

5 comments:

Joe said...

welcome jessica!

and danielle, if you're looking for someone to tell you what to do, i'm sure something can be arranged...

Lisa said...

Trebek, you rogue!

And...that was a very funny post.

Jessica Deline said...

are your female spots filled now? or maybe your "Jessica" spots? ;)

Danielle said...

Hehe, well if you ended up joining our team, then we will have to resort to giving you and the other Jessica secret code names :-) And as for filling up the female spots - I expect that the girls are going to outnumber the boys no matter what - they are just going to have to deal with all the estrogen :-)

Joe said...

oh, the horror of being on a team of hot running girls. poor us guys. :)