I used to have good taste in music.  I promise.

Since I started marathoning, my taste in music has morphed into that of a 13 year old girl.  My formerly most frequented playlist includes people like Donavan Frankenreiter, Jack Johnson, Tristan Prettyman, Barenaked Ladies, Jason Mraz, Lily Allen, Kate Nash, and Ingrid Michaelson.

That playlist is still there, and I still listen to it often.  But I also find myself listening to a heck of a lot of Britney Spears, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Taio Cruz, Rihana, Beyonce, and so on.  I just spent a good chunk of my weekend up at my old high school volunteering at a big community service dance.  While all the high school kids were in the gym dancing to their most recent teeny-bopper songs, I was rocking out in the hallway to those same songs and saying “did they steal my iPod???” while surrounded by many of their parents who were probably thinking I was nuts.

Oh well.  To each their own.  It’s good to run to!  (And perhaps rock out in the car to when no one’s looking…)

I do promise there has never been and never will be any Justin Bieber on there though.  That’s one I can stick to.

Oh man, I better not go liking that crap now.

Anyway, training has been going well.  I’ve been dealing with obnoxious recurring cramps in my right calf and I got so sick of it that yesterday I picked up a pair of compression sleeves.  I used them for the first time on an 8 miler last night and they were great!  I’m already a big fan.  I can’t wait for my 10 miler today.

I’ve been consistently keeping my pace well below 10:00/mile.  For last night’s 8 miler I did it at a 9:42/mile pace, which I was pretty happy with.  I also did some shorter 4 milers in the 9:10-9:20/mile range last week.  Compared to a lot of people, that isn’t all that fast.  But I’ve come a long way from where I was a year ago, and I’m pretty proud of that.

As for the house goings-on, WE ARE SO CLOSE!!!  We’ve done absolutely everything that we need to do and all we are waiting for is a closing date.  We’re hoping to close sometime during the week of March 14th, so only a week to a week and a half from now.  I am SO ANTSY!  It’s making me absolutely nuts.  So keep your fingers crossed that we’ll get our closing date early this week.  That way I can stop obsessing about it and just start packing up our apartment!

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