Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pregnant with Anticipation

Sunday in September

Looking Down

Week of September 4, 2011:

Yoga: Saturday (pajama yoga—it’s still my favorite!)

Week of September 11, 2011:

Bike: Sunday and Tuesday

Run: Monday

Surprise!  I’m pregnant!

Just kidding.  But I am pregnant with anticipation about my trip to Michigan this week, and I am looking a little pregnant in the photos above, thanks to a long t-shirt, easy-fitting shorts, and a rather unflattering angle.  (Ah, the wonders of self-photography!)  Still, I love that orange shirt, and I love these photos too because I took them on a rare, relaxing Sunday afternoon on campus.  Given the many, many hours I will spend in transit for my trip, I needed to stock up on some reading material to keep myself from going insane.  We have an awesome library at Texas A & M, and it always makes me feel pleasantly nostalgic for my undergrad days.  I used to be able to work in libraries, and I miss that.  Now the bulk of my work is experimental, which keeps me tied to the fly lab and my windowless cave.  (Not that I don’t love my job, but sometimes a girl craves a desk with a view, right?)

Sunday’s work-out was my bike ride to and from campus.  On Monday, I hit the streets for my extremely grueling 20-minute run.  Actually, it was a great run once I hit my groove.  Our heat has returned (and with a vengeance it seems, as it’s 100 degrees F out there today!), so Monday’s run was tougher and sweatier than my outdoor runs earlier this month.  Still, it was nice to be outside running, and my body did seem to adjust to it quickly enough that I wasn’t miserable for the whole work-out.

Man, I love running.  And if things keep up like this, running is going to love me back.  I can feel myself starting to get into the running groove again.

Finally, I did the bike commute thing today.  Like I said, our heat has returned, so this ride was another sweaty, summer-style ride, and I arrived at work with my legs covered in grass because hurray! Tuesdays are grass-cutting day on campus.  Yeesh, I hate grass and lawns and the whole “gotta-cut-the-grass-every-week” thing.  If I ever have a yard, I’m going to either xeriscape it or let it go mostly wild.  Low-maintenance and eco-friendly!  That’s how I want my lawn and myself to be.

And with that, I’m off.  Mitten State ahoy!


  1. That was a mean trick! But I guess I deserve it after the ultra-marathon training thing. :)

    Hope you enjoy your trip! I am looking forward to Michigan photos.

  2. Oof, I'm sorry! I was just poking fun at myself ;-) Let's hope Matt doesn't see this...I don't want to give him a heart attack!

    Michigan is really lovely! I'm having a good time, spending almost as much money on lunch at Whole Foods as I spent at the thrift store. And there will definitely be some great photos after I return.

  3. If not for the title of the post, I would have also been tricked. I hope you're having a great time in the hand-shaped state! Are you getting any cooler runs in during your vacation?

  4. Hee hee! Yes indeedy, it's been a wonderful trip. And my friend JD lured me into running with him, so I did an additional "practice" run so that I wouldn't die on our real run. To make up for all this running, I've been eating even more than usual ;-) Another almond butter brownie? Yes please!