Three things from this weekend, in no particular order:
- Ryan and I tried a raw turnip. It was very gross. Even with peanut butter.
It reminded me of the time my friend Alexa and I ate purple cauliflower at an audiology convention in Chicago:
[Not as gross as the turnip.]
- Andrea and I spent a few hours at school recording eachother’s brainwaves for our LAST AEP lab. I only need to record two more ears, and I’m hoping to do that this week. It’s a little inconvenient to ask someone “Oh, would you mind being a subject for my lab? It’s easy, really. All you need to do is sit as still as possible for a few hours while loud clicks pelt your ears through the electrodes that will be taped to your head ..so yes?” Luckily for me, Ryan volunteers every time!
- I saw a park fight. I was on a trail that overlooks a playground and heard two men being very…vocal with each other, and then “Man 1” threw “Man 2” to the ground! I stopped in my tracks [separated by a large ravine] and stared, appalled, as Man 2 hit the pavement. And it’s not like they were the only two people at the park; there were kids and families everywhere. Man 1 had a few more words to say, and then he [and his family] left. I didn’t stick around, but it’s unnerving to think that kids need adult models to learn how to deal with their emotions..
On a happier note, let’s talk about fitness:
am: 7.5 miles with the 2:1 tempo deal (2 minutes fast, 1 minute slow), and it was awesome.
pm: arm circuit. Ryan picked me up from school, and we went to the rec center.
16.5 miles. Starting this run, I wasn’t sure where to go or even how far I wanted to go. I hadn’t made my decision regarding The Pig, so I figured I’d wander aimlessly until I got to 20 miles or until I made up my mind (great plan, right?). Surpringly, I had a nice run and was still fairly energized at the end.
8.5 miles and an arm circuit. It was a late-afternoon run, and I felt really good. The temperature was over 70 and I didn’t bring any water, so I didn’t even have enough fluid in me to lick my dry lips. So I kind of felt like a suffocating fish. But I found a dollar!
Remember when I found $5 earlier this week? It’s like I’m getting paid to run!
School count: 10 more days of classes (yay!) until exams (no!).