Sunday night syndrome

“Sunday night syndrome,” also known as the evening of dread before school/work/the one-two-punch of school and work. Luckily, I’m loving my new job. But starting Tuesday, I retreat back to the cave that is graduate school, where I have a semester of accounting for nonprofits (heart clutch! eye roll! plank fall!) and business ethics ahead of me. I really do enjoy challenging myself and learning new things, but I hate missing out on all of the events that fall on school nights.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, though:

And by light, I mean the crazy bright kind that requires big sunglasses and a sassy straw hat.

My best friend from college is getting married in the Dominican Republic in May! Joe and I will be packing up for our first ever beach vacation (the resort we’re staying at has a swim-up bar and everything), and so in addition to logging hours in class, I will be logging miles to get swimsuit ready. I’ll be running on my own and at events like this weekend’s Forey Fest 5K, a benefit for Des Moines favorite barefoot/mullet and kilt wearing runner, who was brutally beat in a bar fight and came out of a coma in time to celebrate with all of his concerned friends.

It’s shaping up to be a busy spring! I plan on doing the Drake Relays Half Marathon before we head to the beach. Maybe I should have waited until I crossed the finish line, but I already have my DR motivation suit, scored on clearance at Boden. Love the big polka dots and retro style.

 

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2 responses to “Sunday night syndrome

  1. dude, that is an adorable swimsuit!

    I was thinking about doing the 1/2 … but I know I’ll be disappointed b/c I won’t beat my PR. My PR was 5 minutes too slow for me to be in the top 10 women finishers. No WAY am I going to beat that. It was 20 mins faster than the first time I ran the race.

    I’m thinking of signing up for a 10K so I have some sort of motivation to run. I haven’t tried to beat my old 10K time from when I ran 10 min miles (I run 8.5 min miles now). I think I busted that one out pretty fast tho too. 🙂

    Good luck! I might see you there. Around March I always decide that I should run it when I randomly run 10 miles on a weekend day.

    • Don’t mentally compete yourself out of racing! I’m ultra competitive on some stuff, and I totally understand how it would definitely be easy to do with running, but isn’t it about the journey? Maybe this race wouldn’t be your PR, but you’d be just the person someone else on the course needs to help set a pace or gain inspiration. I’m pretty sure I won’t beat my 2004 1/2 marathon time of 2 hours and 2 minutes, but that’s not going to stop me!

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