Thursday, February 01, 2007

Working Cold...Running Hard??? Lions Bellies and Bears Oh MY!

Running Cold...Working Hard...that's better

Yesterday Jason and I got into the lab at about 6:25 am...that's right people, we were out of bed at 5:05 am. I love when that happens. So from about 6:30 to 2:30 I didn't stop working, didn't peruse much of the internet, didn't go out for lunch (Jason ran to PotBelly's...)...I just worked. Plot after plot was made and put together in a nice bundle to send to my advisor. I am trying to be more accountable for the work I do here. I have a new method which seems to be working well. I have been making PowerPoint like presentations filled with all the "to dos" that my advisor has given me during the meetings we have had. Then I can just systematically do the said lists and plus I am saving them on the web so that when he goes didn't I tell you to do that, I can either say, "No, cause I am writing everything down and it's not here...." OR the more typical I am guessing..." Yep, you did, I'm just an idiot and forgot about it..." Either way it seems to be working well AND I got a, "Really nice job Leah" on Tuesday when I talked to him last.

So anyways, I finished the Todos from Tuesday by yesterday afternoon and sent all the slides to him and should be meeting with him in a few minutes. I would like to get whatever new things there are to do done by tomorrow night becuase I *might* be sick on Monday. cough cough. (Go Bears). But we have a videoconference with him on Tuesdays and so I don't want it to look like I have done nothing. That's the idea anyways.....

We got home around 3:30pm and it was then that I decided that 5:05 is really really early as I was dragging a bit by this point. But we threw on some fun music and got pumped and got out there for a 5 mile run. I don't know why but 17 feels like 6 felt a LOT colder yesterday than it did on Sunday. We paced out miles in the low 9's and would have been under 9 if we hadn't gotten stopped by lights at certain places. The last 1.5 miles were directly into the wind and so it just got really cold. When we got home I had a bump on my side that looked like a mosquito bite, but I am guessing was just from my clothes rubbing at that point.

I was super drained by this point but as we got paid (!!!!) yesterday we went to the store and bought things other than Tombstone pizza 5 for $10. We had literally no food in the house. We spent a ton of money going out for the Bears games, which was totally worth it, but just made a difficult end of the month. So we are now snack full (which is funny because with all the food we got, there is only one dinner included in we got LOTS of snack type things).

Alright, a tough two days at work and then it's SUPERBOWL WEEKEND. With that I'll leave you with these two picutures. First off is they have successuflly got the Bears helmets on the lions outside the Art Institute. The first time they tried to do this, the helmets were too small.....measure twice right? Anyway they are on there now and look great. And second, a pregnant woman sold ad space on her belly for two tickets on the 50 yard line. Which I have to say is awesome! Go Bears!

(pictures from Chicago Tribune)


Full Metal Lunchbox said...

I could probably fit an ad on my belly.

Go Bears!

Josh said...

Again, great photos! And I can't see how you two can get out of bed so early. I barely can get out at 7-7:30.

Oh .. and of course, I can't wait for spring. It's supposed to be in the single digits (as a low) for the next few days.

Firefly's Running said...

WOW! You did awesome with the early wake-up (I was in bed for the last two night around 2:30 to 3:30 am - ouch!) I will have to digress my Josh's comment on the belly pic. The lady takes the cake. I would have done that for the Avs when I was preggers with my oldest and they were on their way to the Stanley Cup! :D