Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's So Over

We've reached the point in the year where school is just sort of dumb.

The students are done, the teachers are done, the administrators send out long emails filled with elaborate plans to JUST KEEP THE LID ON!!

We have six days left.

In the midst of all this, I'm scheduled to run a marathon this weekend. I feel sort of like this marathon could be the worst idea of my life. I feel paunchy, tired, and over Diet-Coked. This is not the ideal condition to be in days before a 26.2-mile race.

But, I did do some running in preparation, so it's likely that I'll haul myself and any cellulite that may or may not have recently developed over the finish line in order to acquire the t-shirt. Needless to say, I'm expecting a pretty slow time.


Martha Pettee said...

A marathon? Why didn't I know this? Why are you punishing yourself. And I know for a fact you are not paunchy.

Jana said...

A marathon to celebrate the end of a school year??? What are you thinking??? A beach vacation with some chick lit in one hand and a frosty pina colada in the other would be my choice. But, good luck with both!

KC said...

Ok, so I'm actually very excited to run the marathon, and I did train for it - long runs pretty much every week since February, culminating with an 18-miler three weeks ago.

I did it for many reasons, one of which is that the only time I'm alone for more than 20 minutes is on a long run. I listened to so many good podcasts.

Still, I'm expecting a pretty slow time.

LH said...

Good luck on your marathon run. I'm excited about this.

And I think the last week of school is not pleasant at all.

Ms. Hatten said...

Kace, wth is wrong with me? I totally forgot about your marathon this weekend. As you know, I'll be praying Hail Marys for you. Probably a whole decade, since, again, as you know, I find running marathons a deathly dangerous activity.