anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,

Quick update:

- I had my most epic run of all-time this morning. I ran continuously for 46 minutes and 10 seconds over a distance of 7.42 kilometres. My pace was not as fast as I would like, but the importance of that pales a bit in comparison to the fact that I went beyond my usual 30 minutes of running by quite a fair substance. The ironic thing is, I didn't even feel like running. My left ankle seems to be sore, such that even walking is a pain. When I got out of the house and ran a couple of steps, I experienced a brief moment in which the pain made me question if running was such a good idea. The fact that I was already dressed in my running outfit - base layer of Adidas climawarm top, middle layer of random New Look top, and outer layer of ATP World Tour 2012 souvenir hoodie; and Under Armour cold weather pants - made the decision for me. I thought I would just do an easy one and cut short the usual route, but being me, once I started, I didn't want to stop, i.e. I didn't want to take the easy way out. I took the usual route. On the way back, the rising water level of the River Cam meant that a path that I usually took was flooded, so I had to run some distance back to get to the path that took me to the traffic junction, so I ran even more than usual. When I ran back to my front door, I suddenly realised that I wasn't tired at all; and so I kept running. I ran past the front of the college, up the bridge, down Thompson(s) Lane, back to Jesus Green and so back to the usual route, and when I ran back to my front door for the second time, I decided that I didn't have time to keep running as I had work to do, and so I stopped. It felt so good. I am very pleased. I shall endeavour to top this sometime next week, when I don't have a deadline looming over my head.

- Speaking of deadlines: this Friday deadline is stressing me out, but what else is new? I am going to send my supervisors a very rough version of what I envision my first year paper to be like. The writing process - which I started this afternoon - has been quite painful. It is quite difficult to write about a topic that is almost intimately familiar to me, i.e. Singapore and human rights. There are just some things that I know is true, but which I can't really justify in an academically rigorous manner. As such, there are so many gaps in my draft right now (which is only a little over 2000 words including footnotes and random ramblings to myself when I cannot articulate or complete a thought) that I have no idea how to turn it into something that a third party can read by Friday. Good luck to me.

- I cancelled my formal dinner booking for Friday. I am so sad.

- I am going to meet Dominic in a bit and I don't want to be two minutes late again, so that's it.
Tags: cambridge, phd, running

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