Reading, Running, and More!

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Hey everyone!
Hope you are all doing well! I sure am!

Since you last heard from me quite a bit has happened in school, running, and reading!

School wise I have made my way through a test in each class, each went pretty well, I am still waiting for the geology one to come back. Astronomy was the first test, and that went pretty well. There was one problem that I misinterpreted and didn’t go as well as it could and should have, but as a whole things went well. It still continues to be the challenging course of the quarter, but it is interesting to learn about the constellations, and to be able to find certain ones in the sky that I couldn’t find before. Physics has been a pretty straightforward class. It is sort of a joke to be honest, as on the tests you get to use your book notes and homework (which is done in class for us). So obviously this test went really well. Geology is still going well. We have a lab with a stratiographic profile due this week. It continues to go well, and as I said the test hasn’t come back yet, but I know it went well.

Running has continued to be good. April is coming to an end, and I am a little over 100 miles for the month, with one more day of running left (probably 5 miles or so). Next weekend is Bloomsday! I am excited! I have finally decided on a plan of attack for my race strategy. There really won’t be one. As you all know my marathon plans are in full swing and I have been training for a string of 5 of them for a while now. I am going to go out and run 20 miles on Saturday and then just run Bloomsday, possibly staying with Duard who will be visiting Saturday and Sunday, or starting as near Michael who is crashing on our couch Friday night having arrived from the Virgin Islands, that night. It’s going to be a great weekend, busy, but great!

As far as athletic enterprises are concerned I am also embarking (starting Tuesday) on and Ironman adventure during the month of May. Those who have had conversations with me will know I have stated that I will never do an Ironman. This is true, to do all of that in one day (all of that being 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running) is pretty close to insane. I have run two marathons, and I know that that would not be fun after the swimming and biking. I have teamed up with four friends and we will begin to compete in Ironmay, a competition to complete as many Ironmans over the course of the month as we can. I will undertake a good chunk of the running, while the others focus namely on the swimming and biking. I will update you all on how the event is going and goes throughout May and at the end of May!

Reading is about to become very frontal in my life. This quarter I already finished the 4th book of the Gregor the Overlander series. I forgot the final book at home over spring break, but my dad is bringing it to me this next week when he comes to visit! I also finished Jodi Picoult’s latest book Lone Wolf. It was a great read delving into the topic of vegetable states, and what constitutes one, and who should be the one in charge of making such a life altering decision, the son who abandoned you for 6 years, or the daughter who has been your life, but is still a minor at 17. Jodi Picoult often undertakes difficult topics and surrounds them with a wonderful story, telling it splendidly. Recently I worked my way around Amazon’s shipping policies to have one of the three books coming my way arrive early. I got it on Friday, and finished it yesterday. Brothers to the Death by Darren Shan finished up the vampire saga (no where near the Twilight realm). This Saga has 4 books (Saga of Larten Crepsley) that make up a prequel series to the larger 12 book series (that I read first) Cirque du Freak. It was obviously a great read and one I finished quickly. I have two more books coming this week the second book in the Brotherband Chronicles (Tuesday) and the final book in the Kane Chronicles (Thursday). Both continue series that I have been reading and come from a couple of my favorite authors (John Flanagan and Rick Riordan respectively). I am looking forward to reading them!

That is all for now, I have recently updated my running blog if you care to take a look at that!

Until then,

  1. Good luck on your Ironman May!

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