Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

There are two more days until I can “officially” run. I was supposed to take two weeks completely off after my toe surgery.

It’s been 12 full days… and well…

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I just couldn’t take it anymore! I cheated. I ran. It rocked.

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That’s right, I ran!!!!!!! It was GLORIOUS!!

 

After the rough night I had , a run with a friend [Caitlin] was just what I needed to start the day off with a bang. 😀

 

We ran 4.0 miles in 39 minutes! I know that it’s not all that fast, but I was just thrilled to be running again. I was so unsure how it would feel to run again, or how my toes would hold up.

 

My legs felt fresh, my head was in the game, and I was ready to run!

 

It felt really awkward at first on my toes. I haven’t been putting much pressure on them, so it felt a odd to do so. They are looking pretty good, and I have my follow up appointment this afternoon. I hope the doctor agrees!

 

After I posted last night, Jason informed me I received a package in the mail. What? I got mail? Megan and Felicia from Bites of the Apple, were very generous in sending me a care package!

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I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning!!

It was so nice of these girls to send me stuff! Megan is training for the Disney Marathon as well, and I can’t wait to meet her! Felicia is training for her first race EVER, a half marathon in February!! Good stuff!

Thanks again, ladies! You made my night! 😉

 

The package had all kinds of delicious Trader Joe’s goodies

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…and marathon training supplies!!!

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Plus, Megan’s signature, Silly Putty! Which JasoNerd thought was for him… this picture makes me laugh… a lot.

He’s clearly 5 years old.

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Before I left for my run with Caitlin, I had a Kashi waffle with Pumpkin butter for a snack.

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YUM!

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…and when I returned, I had a cup of vanilla Oikos with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin spice granola.

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Heaven in a mug.

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I’m definitely noticing a pumpkin theme today…

 

I have big plans to organize this afternoon, and get a game plan for the next few weeks.

 

Have a great day!

 

❤ MegaNerd

Bundle of Nerves

This morning, I had to give an 8-minute presentation in my hydrology class. It could be on any topic related to water (quality/control), which meant I was free to choose pretty much anything.

I’m NOT a huge fan of public speaking, mostly because I have barely any practice. I sit at my computer or in front of textbooks calculating stuff all day.

I was SO nervous beforehand. Even though I practiced at LEAST 8 times last night, it was totally different. I was well prepared, and had no reason to be so terrified. My heart was like racing, and my stomach was filled with butterflies.

Once I got up to present, I took a deep breath, and dove right in. I felt really confident, and people seemed like they were actually paying attention! Hopefully  I did well. It was so nerve wracking!

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In case you ever need to know anything about the Ancient Roman Aqueducts, feel free to ask. I feel like an expert.

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I’ve got a lot going on right now. I was up until 2:00 am working on various school projects.

 

My Life = [To Do List + Homework] x 10^n

 

I had to wake up at 5:30am to make it to my class, so it was a coffee morning for me!  I’m sure you know how it goes.

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I ate a stabilizing breakfast before I left:

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  • Honey Oikos
  • 1/2 cup Kashi H2H
  • 1/2 cup Kash goLean
  • Strawberries

My tummy was growling by 10:00 am. Obviously it was way to early for lunch, so I had half a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut CLIF bar.

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My lunch is ready! Time to grab it out of the oven. See you tonight!

 

Are you good at public speaking? How do you shake the nervous feeling?

❤ MegaNerd