Saturday, January 24, 2009

Never a dull moment

So last we heard, it was interview time. YIKES. What an eventful day that was! It started out just fine, as I was able to drive to the hopsital and find it without a hitch, arriving ten minutes early and all that jazz. The interview...well...I didn't get the best vibe. I don't really present myself as a confident person because I'm rather quiet, which doesn't translate well in interviews. That was a really vague description, but I'm not going to relive the horrors. I still have to do a phone interviews, so we'll keep our hopes up for that. I also applied to two other awesome jobs that I would love to have, so all is not lost.

Now onto the exciting part, which is when I tried to make it back to Princeton. You would think that the hard part of the day would be over since I was leaving Philly, but oh no no no. You see, I have a really back track record (har har) when it comes to cars. Car 1 died on the way to Philly for an RA interview in college. Car 2 died while visiting a friend in Louisville one summer. And now, Car 3 died on my way home from Philly. Of course, this was boyfriend's car which added to the excitement. I managed to pull over right before a huge intersection, and a cop and tow truck were actually right behind me, which was rather convenient. However, getting a real AAA tow truck to show up was obscenely complicated, as they first were coming, but then they weren't coming because the owner of the car wasn't there, then boyfriend was going to drive down so he would be there, then AAA decided they wouldn't cover it anyway because they already had a note that he wasn't there, then I was going to use my insurance to call a tow truck because I was covered even though it wasn't my car, and then AAA changed their mind and sent a tow truck. What a mess, my goodness.

However, everyone (including the car) survived, and we were on our way. However, Thursday was not a good day in general. Friday was much better, as I sleep away the pain that was the whole interview/car incident, and a long run was on the docket. Unlike the Prairie State where I reside, Princeton has hills, which reminded of why I hate them so much, but I had boyfriend-the-running-buddy to keep me company, so it wasn't too miserable. And, of course, it was 40 degrees (!!!) which is always a bonus in my book.

Friday, January 23
11.56 miles in 1:32:23, avg pace of 8:00
Splits: 8:12, 7:49, 7:51, 8:19, 8:09, 8:03, 8:17, 8:01, 7:51, 8:01, 7:47, 4:02 (7:17)

Saturday, January 24
5.29 miles in 41:35, avg pace of 7:52

Flew back to Chicago around noon this morning, which I was greeted with single digit temperatures and my new cell phone!! The last time I got a new phone was summer 2005, so this is quite exciting for me. I then proceeded to pack then repack, since tomorrow I'm leaving for our cruise to the amazingly warm Caribbean. I may or may not have overpacked as a result of my desire to wear all my tank tops in one week. Next time I report, I will be relaxed and hopefully tan!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Good luck on your interviews. Your times and pace are pretty strong. Are you prepping for a spring marathon?