Thursday, April 18, 2013
OK, World. I had a pretty good day. Maybe not nutritionally, since i had pizza for lunch and beer and a pretzel for dinner. But emotionally, I got what I haven't had in a long time. A good time with good people! I felt connected for once - not like a wallflower. I actually had FUN in a social setting with people I wasn't completely familiar with! Thank you Beechnut! I had a great time because of you!
Tomorrow is Friday and I'm grateful for that. I'm ready for the weekend. Originally, I had considered offering to go visit Dan this weekend even though he has to work, but I found out that Joe is going to be home for the weekend, so Dan loses. If he wants to see me, he'll have to learn how to schedule time with me... before the last minute. Truth be told, I don't think he wants to see me. Oh well. By the time he realizes what he has in me, it will be too late. I'll visit my sister tomorrow night and probably get some time in with my brother too. OR I might go out drinking again. It was certainly fun tonight.
Also, I ran outside tonight. It was raining. I drove to the gym, and when I got there, I assessed the situation and determined that the rain wasn't too bad and I could handle running in it. So I went home to run outside instead, because I LOATHE the treadmill. "Treadmill"... doesn't that just sound like a terrible word? Like a place you put animals to keep them busy until they die. That's how I feel when I'm on one. Trapped in boredom. Running in place infinitely.
Anyway, when I started running, it wasn't raining at all. By about halfway through my run, the rain was pretty heavy. I noticed that the people in cars, that passed me seemed to be drive exceptionally close to the curb so they could splash me with the puddles from the street. That was pretty crappy. Sure, it's pouring out and I'm running in the rain and I'm already drenched, but the doesn't mean I'm gonna be psyched about being splashed with street-water! People are jerks... no matter where you go. I bet they're jerks in Canada, too. Dan says they're not, but I don't believe him. By the time I got home, I looked like a drowned rat. But I felt incredible. I didn't let a little rain stop me, oh no! I'm on Week 6 of Zombies, Run 5K training. I've got this week an 2 more, and then I will supposedly be ready to run a 5K. I'm sure I'm already ready to run a 5K, but I'm curious to see if I'll be able to run it any faster than I used to. I doubt it. I'm still 15 pounds heavier than I was a couple years ago. But I'm trying and I think I'm doing well. I might be right back to that old summertime weight when summer actually hits. I doubt it, because my loss seems to have stalled out. but I'm going to keep on trying. I know I'll get there eventually. Regardless of my goal, I'm actually kinda happy with where I am now. That doesn't mean I'm going to give up the fight. But I think it's important to be happy with where you are all the time, even when you're working on improving yourself.