Monday, April 09, 2007


I may not have touched on this before, but I am a person who thrives on deadlines. Papers in college got written in massive marathon sittings the night before. Often things were printing as class was starting. Sometimes I didn't have time to spell-check them first. And yet, papers I cranked out generally tended to get scored higher than the ones I edited, and re-edited to the point that the original passion behind my arguments was diluted out.

I have signed up for a 10K next month. I HAD been working out pretty regularly, however I have done nothing for over a week now. Today I tried to do some speed intervals on the treadmill, but I died on the second segment. I think that a good part of that is due to getting up on 5 hours of sleep, and consuming nothing from 6:30 am until after my failed 6 pm run. I just didn't have anything left.

Part of my problem is the last three shifts I have worked have been starting earlier each day, so I have been building a sleep deficit. I start later tomorrow though, so hopefully I can put a stop to it tonight.

Here's to hoping I can step it up a notch.


~~Silk said...

Hoping this deadline doesn't find you dead at the finish line.

Chris said...

I've done that too. Sign up for a triathlon, run, or ride when I knew damn well I wasn't ready for it at the time. Actually, it has usually turned out well, including top 5 finishes.

Good luck Kate!

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ru said...

you're going to rock.

I missed talking to you this weekend. Hopefully when we talk we can catch up. So jealous of your trip to NYC- the drama and adventure of it all.