31 March 2007

one more update for the month


Thanks, I just had to get that off my chest. Okay, folks. I promise that I will be ordering a new computer within the next few days. My younger older brother helped me with the specs and it's way more expensive than I was planning, but I might as well pay for something that will last me a little while.

I'm actually at his place tonight, watching the two littlest. (What do you call a group of nieces and nephews? I mean, brothers and sisters are siblings...what do you call these? niplings?) They are super cute though, but it does keep me at bay from jumping into the parenting game. (of course there is an order to that too, but not in a hurry - though that said, I'm really really getting tired of my mother constantly telling me I'll be a great mom and not to worry about the little things, like when I wanted to scream at my nephew for whining about not wanting to brush his teeth, and that it'll be different when they are my own kids...knock it off, mom...that's not helping if you really want more grandchildren.)

Okay...sorry, that's a topic for another day.

Monday is d-day...the day I start my training program with Keith. I'm very excited about this. I got a heart rate monitor yesterday and tried it out this morning while running in the rain. It's pretty slick - it'll beep fast if you've gone over your target zone or slowly if you're under and doesn't beep at all when you're right in there. This is really going to help. Amazingly, I wasn't as tired as I usually am after running 5-6 miles during the day. Usually I run and just run...with this it felt like I was walking more, but in the hour I spent running I actually was in my zone for 38 minutes, which i thought was pretty good considering. Hopefully this will help me with all my training and help my breathing as well.

Anyway, the whole program is pretty intense but I think it'll be good for me so I can really be ready for October. 6 months is going to fly by and I'm already nervous thinking about the day. Though i will say, i also have been picturing what it'll be like...hopefully I'll be as calm then as i am when I'm imagining it.

25 March 2007

Fast and furious

Okay, this is going to be quick because since I don't have a computer, when I find one I have to catch up on reading all my other favorite blogs, which takes time and then I'm left with all of 5 mintues left to actually write anything on my own blog! I'm pathetic.

I am closer to buying a computer, just so you know. I'm pricing out macs and pc's and thanks to my new job I have discounts with both so I just need to pick what I like and what will work best. So hopefully in a few weeks I'll be back to blogging daily, which I need to do, and reading daily, which i miss, and life will be good again.

So last week, st. patty's day, I celebrated the little leprechaun's by running a 5K. Yep! This is my first race ever and I'm happy to report that I finished and finished with a 34:56 time. Not the greatest but considering I haven't ever done this before I'm happy. 6 months to the marathon and I met with my trainer this weekend to coordinate a training schedule. it's going to be intense but great. I'll try to keep updates here and maybe at the SB blog I used to use, at least for the food portions since i need to be tracking that again. Chubby isn't a way to run a marathon. :)

Otherwise, life isn't much different. I still love my job and it feels less like 'camp' than it did to begin with. I'm coming into my own, though it is interesting to get minor complaints from members of my section who tell me I do things differently than my predecessor. Hmm...not sure how asking them to be accountable to me if i'm cutting their orders is different from the previous CCA but okay, whatever. But other than that it's great.

I miss reading everyone's blogs, but I do thank you all for continuing to check in here with mine. Soon I'll be back to annoying you every day. :)