Friday, December 08, 2006

There are machinations afoot...

I am the queen of procrastination. Really, I am hard to beat. I have been up all night in my office at school writing a term paper due in 3.5 hours. And I am still not done. Yet, I am posting here. Mainly I just needed a break and there isn't anyone else around to talk to :-)

Scheme #1. Monday. 9am sharp (10am EST). Joe and I are signing up for the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in DC on April 1st. Granted, I can only run 1.5 miles right now without the hammy hurting. And my new physical therapist is torturing me (but I like her a lot better than my last one), but I better damn be able to handle a 10-mile run in April. Especially since...

Scheme #2. My next marathon. Green Bay. May. Seeing as my research life revolves around lakes, why not make my running life all about lakes too? I hit Superior with Grandma's, so now I will hit Michigan.

Plus, I have never really been to Wisconsin. Sure I have sorta been to Wisconisn. I ate lunch in Madison once and bought cheese curds near the highway. But if you count states that I have done such things in, I have been to 45 states. So I decided my criteria has to be harsher. I have to be in the state for a reason, not just driving through (although if I have stayed the night there, it counts). So by that criteria, I just have AK, MT, ND, WI, MI, WV, KY, TN, AL, MS, AR, and OK. And of those, the only ones I have never ever touched ground in are AK, ND, MI, MT, and OK. WTF! Why am I inventorying states at 6:30 in the morning when I still have a paper to finish! Back to work I go!

3 comments:

Audrey said...

I was going to send you an article about how to stay awake all night that I found the day AFTER MY all-nighter, but I didn't realize your all-nighter was LAST NIGHT!

I have a list of states and countries that I've run in :) Forget this marathon in every state business-a few miles will suffice...

walchka said...

Well since its past the time your paper was due, I hope it turned out alright. :)

Danielle said...

A - That would have been useful LAST night... Although I might need it for my other final project!

W - I finished with an hour to spare! But I am not going to lie... trying to do a bibliography on no sleep was pretty dang painful...