Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Outside my dorm

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my busy days with classes (4 total) from 7:45 to 6:45 with little break in between, so it really makes it hard to run those days. However, I have a break between 3:30 & 5:30. Today I decided I needed to run (especially if I want to get my Boston training going). I didn't run yesterday or Sunday and I really hate not running 3 days in a row so today was the day despite the crappy weather.

Once class let out at 3:30, I rushed back to my dorm. It didn't give me much time since that class is in the business building (all the way across campus). Plus, I had to allow time to get ready and get a shower afterwards, as well as leave at 5:10 to get to my 5:30 class in the business building.

The weather was horrible. Strong winds, some snow, and freezing temperatures. There's some kind of thrill in running in bad weather like this since many people think it's crazy and won't even walk around in it. I did a big loop around the perimeter of the campus and then went out and back a little ways past my dorm to give me 4 miles in 28:04. I was very happy with the time considering the conditions. I'm really hoping the weather gets better soon because it's hard to get motivated! Below is a map and elevation changes of where I ran.


Kim said...

Good for you! That's great that you managed to squeeze a run in with a busy day like that-I would be looking for excuses NOT to run.
I agree with you about the weather, although there is the month of Feb to get through to.

Mike said...

nice Jeff. So you live in Beall or McDowell? I used to live in Manchester and then was an RA in Apple for 2 years.

Jeff said...

cool..I live in Mcdowell.