Quick Three Things Thursday because I kind of have more important matters than writing a blog post right now (yay procrastinating).
Thing 1 – Oh look, another research paper
I have a final paper due tomorrow for my grad school course. This is the last paper of the course and I am already “passing” the course, so I am so not in the mood to write the paper. It is pretty much a glorified literature review, so it is also a fairly boring paper to write. I read many, many, many journal articles last night on ADHD and Sports. Max also added his input by scribbling all over my notes with a pencil. I read articles via my iPad, which makes things a bit easier. When I have to write my weekly discussion posts I will have the articles on the iPad and use my computer for typing. Works really well!
Thing #2 – Look, no socks!
For the past couple of days I have been wearing flats at work, with no socks! I still wear boots (not always the Sorels) to school for driving. I am thinking another couple of weeks and I can say goodbye to the winter jacket and sorel boots for another season. Last week, looking at Monday’s sunny and warm forecast, I had declared ‘Capri/shorts day’ at work. But I didn’t go in because Max was sick. One of my co-workers still participated, lol!
Thing #3 – 8K Run + Baggage/transportation selection
I had all intentions of running 12K yesterday but had to cut it short when it became apparent that a potty break was needed. It was really windy yesterday and the first 4K of my run was fighting the wind. I’m sure I looked funny because I felt like I was leaning into the wind. The last 4K, there was no wind and it was beautiful out. BUT – the sidewalks were almost completely covered in deep puddles and slushy-ice sections. Not cool! Well my feet were because I got really wet. Right when I got to the point where I could turn left to keep going or right to go home, I chose right because the tummy was “doing its thing”. At least in race situations there are portapotties….
NYC Marathon News – It is now possible to select your baggage and transportation options! You can choose bag or no bag. Bag option means you get a bag to take to the start line, you drop it off and then you pick it up at the end of the race in Central Park. BUT – that process takes a million years. If you select no bag, you can take stuff into the village with you, but nothing will return (so thing food/drink you can dispose of and throw away layers). When you finish, you go into a no baggage chute and get a really cool poncho at the end of the race. Because P and Max will be in NYC with me, there is no need for me to have a bag. The transportation option is bus from the NYC library or the Staten Island Ferry. The NYRR people give you times based on your finishing time (mine is estimated at 4:30) – so because I signed up right away, I was able to pick a later time at 7:45am. I was worried that I would have to book it on the subway at 5am, but now get to sleep in (a bit).
Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!