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!


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. :)