Alas, I have finally got my new pair of Brooks Ghost 7’s, and quite frankly… I LOVE THEM!
Well, that’s what I said about the Ravennas… but, after two pairs of Ghosts, I’m thinking that I’ll love this pair all the same.
I ran 3 miles with them on the treadmill, and they held up well: none of my feet became numb, and I definitely felt the support. I am definitely dependent on the crash pad that the Ghosts have. With this new pair, I heard how heavy my feet fell on the treadmill. It was then that I knew [for sure] that I hit the ground hard. No wonder the midsole is always the first to go! On my previous pair, the little nubs in the middle were rubbed all the way down!
I felt great afterwards too. No aching whatsoever. However, I’m doing a morning 5k on Saturday so I can to try them out on the road as well. My 10k is already on Sunday, so I definitely need a proper trial before then!
Speaking of my 10k, I’m a bit nervous. I haven’t really been training hard, mainly just running and weight training to keep fit. I haven’t worked on speed at all: I feel like all I want to do is to just straight up complete it. That’s it. And I think that’s a good enough reason right now, especially since I haven’t ran a real 10k race yet. I don’t know what to expect, or how I’ll feel throughout when I’m actually racing. I think that once I get through this first one, I’ll be better prepared for my next.
So this weekend’s objective: to FINISH! 🙂
In other news (and I’ll make it short because I’ve had the tendency to ramble on about this lately), I have decided to apply for graduate school online, for a Masters of Arts in History. I’ve been researching online grad schools for quite some time now, contemplating between an MS in Library Science or an MA in History. I feel that both will definitely help me get into the field I’ve always wanted to be in, and I’ve decided to go ahead with History because it literally has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was already hesitant that I didn’t complete a History BA, and the only notes I’ve kept since high school were all in history (and my German notes in college, too!). I realized that I might as well shoot for something that I’ve always been wanting to do as well something that would really help me get my foot in the door.
And I know people tend to turn heir head sideways at those that want to pursue a graduate education outside of law, science, or medicine, but all I say is: you get what you make out of it. I know in the end I’m not just going to sit there with a history MA: I’m going to KEEP doing something about it.
With that said, I plan on applying in May to start a session in June. I figured 5 months would give me some time to get everything together and really see (since this would be a hefty addition to my financial responsibility) if it’s finally time to get that degree in History. The program is only 3 semesters long with 1 week of residency at the college’s campus in Vermont!!! Wouldn’t that be a sight to see (and possibly run in!)? 🙂
Anywhoo, that’s about all my updates for the week. I didn’t get my scheduled workout in today unfortunately, so instead I’m planning on doing some weight training tomorrow and then my 5k on Saturday. In the meantime…
WISH ME LUCK AT THE 10K ON SUNDAY, YA’LL!
Till next time,