Meeting Meb

So I keep almost forgetting to go to class. No, scratch that. I keep forgetting to go to class and my friends keep reminding me. Thanks Francisco! Today class was actually useful. We learned a bunch of stuff we should have in the first week and that would have been really helpful working on our project. After a very productive morning, a nearly missed class and an afternoon of no motivation we went to a new running store downtown called Runologie for a social run led by Meb Keflezighi!


The crowd at Runologie

Meb won the Boston marathon last year, the year after the horrible bombing. He was also the first American to win the race in over 30 years and is the only person to have won the Boston Marathon, the New York marathon and an Olympic marathon medal. Basically he’s a pretty big deal for runners. I learned all this today and we got pictures and signed running t-shirts along with the free beer and pizza that Runologie provided. They were only serving an IPA, typically Amanda’s least favorite beer style and my most favorite. I may have been smugly satisfied when she said she enjoyed it 😀

wpid-20150126_193631.jpg The run was three miles and my ankle/foot bothered me a little bit but I’m icing it now and I hope it will be fine. I got a good look at the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and half marathon courses on a poster up at Runologie and then got really scared remembered that I signed up to run the half. I’m in week two of my 12 week training program and haven’t spent any time crying so I’ll take that as a good sign.

wpid-20150126_193030.jpgThat’s it for tonight. Signing off to graph some data from today’s experiments and watch some Dr. Who. Season 4 was incredible and we’re a couple episodes into season 5!

Camera Shy

Hi! Happy Monday! (If there is such a thing)

Today’s a bit of a slow day since we’ve got the day ‘off’ for MLK day. We lazed in bed and watched  whole episodes of Dr. Who before actually getting the day started. Well…ok I made coffee for the second episode but that’s just the basics.

Since it’s such a weird great/gorgeous day outside, we went for a run!!



Now, for those of you in the know I think running is kinda awesome. And during my last marathon (City of Oaks), I inconveniently tore my IT band and haven’t run in a couple months. Needless to say, I’ve been a little cooped up and frustrated….sorry Steve.


So I took it short and slow and had NO KNEE PAIN!!! (insert backflip/happy dance). I also got to try out my new heart rate monitor. That’s the number with the heart next to it, aka my Garmin not-so-secretly loves me or has approximately 167 loves.

Indy came on the run with us and had a great time trying, and failing, to catch the squirrels. One day….

We tried to get a picture of how happy she was, but she’s a little camera shy and refuses to look at me when I’m holding my phone. Seriously, she’ll back up to you when you call her. Weirdo. (Note Steve trying to get her to look at me. Oh well)


I’m off to get a little work done since grad school never sleeps. Seriously. It never does.

What are you up to if you have the day off?