Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

So I'm a runner now?

I think I've accidentally become a runner.

I know that sounds crazy, and I have no intention of ever running a marathon or anything along those lines, but I think I have let other people talk me into becoming a runner.

It started when Liz convinced me to do a 5k in December. I started training for it two weeks before the race, and we had fun doing it (well, it sucked, but after it felt great!). Afterwards I felt like "this is nice, now I can stop running!".

And I kind of stopped. And then the bf bought me an ipod nano for Christmas with the Nike fitness app, and I started up a little bit. Short 2 mile distances tops.

Then some very motivated friends of mine talked me into the Gasparilla 8k in March. And so I've been practicing. And talking other people into doing it too. I've even run 5 miles twice so far! That's farther than I ever thought I would try to propel my body ever.

However, none of this made me think that I'm becoming a runner. I don't enjoy running when I'm doing it. I only think about how much it sucks as I'm doing it. I don't get any sort of runner's high, although I want to know how far I have to go to get that feeling. When I run more than two miles I get really bored.

Today I woke up with an annoying pain in my knee and I thought "uhoh, I shouldn't go running today, or until it stops". And I was disappointed. I was disappointed that I can't go running.

And that is how I know that I have become a runner.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I don't know how we're in month 10 already.  What happened?  Wasn't it just New Years?  This makes me sad because I feel like I've only seen some of my best friends once or twice since then.  Is that possible?  I must be wrong.  If that's being an adult then I don't like it.

However, I am now a Master of Science in Public Health, and that I do like.  I am also gainfully employed as an industrial hygienist.  And I like it.  A lot.  I like the work so far, I like the company, and I even like travelling on work trips.  All this and it's only been a month!

And I moved.  In with the bf! And I did give away all of my old furniture.  I'm actually happy that I gave away the blue striped couch I loved, because now we have a pretty green couch that I love 100x more.  I didn't think it was possible.

And I also like cooking now.  And am kind of good at it.  And I don't think I'm allowed by the grammar gods to start this many sentences with "and", but this is how I talk so they can deal.  We've been eating a lot of vegetarian/sometimes vegan meals.  By a lot I mean I haven't bought meat to cook with in over a month, but we still eat whatever we want when we're out or at someone's house.  I think it's a really good system, especially since it's really not that expensive to eat healthy when meat isn't involved.  My grocery ideal budget is $50 a week, which I've actually met a few weeks.  For two people, breakfast lunch and dinner? Not bad.

I like life right now.  A lot.  I suppose I like that it's October too.

It's okay October, you can stay.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I think that I always think every holiday is my favorite when it's here, but right now the 4th of July is my favorite holiday.  Come Thanksgiving I will probably say that is my favorite holiday.  Maybe they're tied.  Here are some reasons why I love today so much:

1. It's totally normal to spend the day at the beach.  I like any reason to encourage beach-going.

2. The holiday food consists of BBQ and other grilled deliciousness.

3. Fireworks!

4. Apple pie.  Or any other kind of pie really.

5. People dye their baked goods and other foods red and blue.  I love good use of food coloring.

Happy Birthday America!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Isn't summer supposed to be fun?

Life is crazy.

I'm finishing school, trying to coordinate starting a new lease, packing up and moving home, and preparing to move back to Tampa shortly after.  Like, a week after.  All because my apartment complex wants to make this as difficult as possible for me.

And trying to get someone to hire me.  Does anyone reading this want to hire me? Please?

If it promises to pay my rent for the next year, I'd do almost anything.

I said almost.

Be back with fun things in a few weeks. :) The nice thing about having super cheap furniture is that I can give it all away and I get to start over.  Yay decorating!