Friday, January 29, 2010

I can has Run?

I ran a whole mile today without stopping.

And then I did it again!

This may seem like nothing special to those of you who actually LIKE to exercise, but for me, this is HUGE.

I've been following a "Beginning Runner's Guide" from Runners World from like 1997. It has a schedule that lets you build from 1 minute running intervals up to 30 minutes of solid running.

As of this week I've been running 7 minutes at a stretch (a half mile at my pokey speed) and I was due to bump it up to 8 minutes today. I sooooo dreading this. I mean, really, I was *dreading* the idea of running one minute longer. How crazy is that?

So I decided, about two minutes into my first interval, to see if I could just skip ahead and run for 13 minutes (one mile)

And I did!

AND! It wasn't even that bad!

So I did a three minute walking rest and then ran ANOTHER mile!

And it wasn't that bad!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vote, Dammit!

So, I know I sound broken-recordy, but I just want to remind everyone here in Illinois to Vote on February 2, 2010.

There are a number of Federal, Statewide, and local races on the ballot.

And you can early vote until January 28.

I don't care WHO you vote for (though I have my opnions) just as long as you VOTE.

No excuses. Just VOTE, dammit!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I'm a Free Bitch, Baby!


So 2010 is off and running.

And so am I. About 10 months ago I tried to start running but injured my foot before I could really get going. Grrrr.

It's taken a long time but it's finally well enough that I have been able to start running again. I'm up to 20 minutes of running now - in 5 minute intervals - and am on track to run a 5K in March.


Wish I could say the same of my love life.

The guy I was dating turned out to be a real asshat. And a pussy.

I'm not a bitter kind of person, I generally accept that most relationships fail. But this guy was a total passive-agressive jerk about the way he blew me off. He even told me that he was planning to move back to California.



Luckily, I wasn't too invested in this guy - though I DID like him - so I'm not really hurt or anything. Just annoyed.

But he's not worthy.

There are many great guys out there and I know that sooner or later I'll find the right one for me!