Lots of research and reading during this first week back at school.
|I never liked the Spring semester, it always seems to go on and on.|
It seems as if everyone else has some sort of clue as to what is going on, but me. The professor is using terms, abbreviations and codes that I am totally in the dark about.
So, to help myself, I've decided to update my resume and submit it to the nutrition department at one of the local hospitals. Maybe I will get lucky and get a volunteer position. Eventually, if they like me, I hope to be hired as a nutrition assistant. But for now, just volunteering in a clinical setting has gotta be helpful - I need to understand all this crazy medical nutrition terminology.
In the meanwhile, I have been training my fast twitch muscles to help me run faster in my next half marathon ... which is next month. Besides my weekly speed work, on the track, I have incorporated a weekly tempo run. I have been doing the tempo runs in my gym, on the treadmill and I have gained a new appreciation for the treadmill!
I am also still training the slow twitch muscles with long,
slow runs and recovery runs.
Out of all the runs, I like the long, slow runs the best. Lots of times, people ask me why I don't run with a group - heck a group meets practically at the end of my street every Sunday. Sometimes I think it would be really nice to have company on those long runs. Then again, sometimes I need those long solo runs to feel as if I can run away from - or "out run" my problems. I don't want to run with someone who vents their problems. I've read some of those "Go ask Miles" in Runner's World Magazine - and some runners are in such a pickle with their running partners! No thanks, I got enough of my own problems! That's why I love those long runs - some days (I try to) run away from my problems and sometimes I run straight through my problems and come up with solutions - go figure!
Aaah ...that's when those long quiet runs are so very satisfying.
TRAIN SMART TODAY!