Thursday, May 29, 2008

I ran 7 miles!

Yesterday at lunch instead of doing my 5.5 mile run, I went 7 miles!!! I didn't run the whole thing, I took several good walk breaks in the middle but I still went 7 miles!! I am freakin' awesome!! As you know, I planned on doing 5.5 miles but when I got to the Lincoln Memorial (my halfway point on the 5.5 mile route), I thought to myself, "I want to keep going. I want to do 7 miles today." So I did!!! I went to Arlington Cemetery and turned around, which means I ran into another state yesterday!! I'm such an awesome runner that I ran not only in the district but also in Virginia!! Granted, I was only in Virginia for about 5 minutes but still, it's cool!! (Can you tell how freakin' excited I am by the 19843 exclamation points I put in that paragraph?)

Anyways, I still didn't get to work on my project for my class yesterday. :( (Totegirl, the class I'm taking is "Financial Statements and Analysis". I really like the class. I want to go into the finance area and while I hated finance in college--it was just computing numbers using formulas--this class is much better because we don't just learn the formulas, we learn what the numbers mean and how to analyze them. Our project is to analyze the financial statements of a public-traded company and write a paper and do a 20 minute presentation next Thursday.) Seriously, as soon as I was going to start working on it, people came by wanting to talk about this pharmaceutical project for work. And they gave me a list of stuff they wanted yesterday and a list of stuff they want today. My plan for today is to get that pharmaceutical stuff out of the way early this morning and then start working on my project. I must get some of it done today or I won't get it finished before next Thursday. Part of the list of stuff the work people want is a timeline for how long I think it will take to finish the project and I'm putting into the timeline my project for class (since I'm technically taking it for work) and letting them know that I don't plan on working on the work project until my class project is done and turned in.

And, on that note, I'm going to get this work stuff done while I've got a lot of momentum this morning!!

Today's Plan:
Activity: 5.5 mile run at lunch, 20 minutes yoga (in my office)
Breakfast: Hungry Girl's Oven Baked Omelette, 1 whole wheat tortilla
Mid-morning Snack: 1 banana, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup strawberries
Lunch: baggie of peppers, carrots, and tomatoes; 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt with 2 Tbsp pumpkin and 1 serving Kashi granola (leftover from yesterday's uneaten afternoon snack)
Afternoon Snack: 1 kashi oatmeal dark chocolate cookie, possibly a mini Luna bar depending on how late I'm at work
Dinner: leftovers--I think I'll have pork tenderloin, corn, green beans and asparagus
*Looking over this, there's not enough calories so I think I'll hit Starbucks here in an hour or so and get an iced latte and maybe a fruit/yogurt/granola parfait.


Fatinah said...

7 miles! That is so awesome! You must have had the mother of all runner's highs!!

You say you "didn't run the whole thing" - I've taken several classes with the Running Room - and they always schedule walk breaks for a minute...sounds like you're kicking some serious ass! Well done!

Jen said...

WOW! Marissa you are friggin awesome!!!!

Sara said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!!! Congrats on being a super duper running rockstar!!! You are so awesome.

Kim said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!! You are a running rockstar!! :)

Jenn said...

Holy crap! Fantastic run!!!! :)