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Squirrel is Nuts

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

There's something to be said for being crazy.

Not a lot crazy, just a little, but crazy nonetheless.

A while back I posted that I was going shampoo-less. I talked about how I was considering giving up on it, how it was leaving my hair crunchy and not a lot like mine. I no longer have that problem. I can wear my hair down without a problem (though it does seem... bigger? than it was before). Of course, since it falls down to my waist, I don't do that a lot in the summer. I persevered, and have solved *most* of the problems I was having. Now I'm focused on the last one: dandruff.

I have been having issues with dandruff (lots, and lots of it), but I have finally resolved that problem too by rubbing a bit of tea tree oil into my scalp. Let me tell you, my cat loves that. While I was reading I had to pull her off the back of the sofa because she was nesting in my hair. *sigh*

So, anyway, problem solved. Well, aside from excessive volume, but I don't think anyone can really complain too loudly about that.

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The Boy made an executive decision last week, one I agree with, but refused to have any part in: after feeling for a couple of weeks like the guys who wanted to move in with him were expecting him to compromise more, despite the fact that they would be benefiting the most from the experience (after all, practise is great, but they were already confirmed partners, whereas he has to scrounge for one), he has decided that we shall not be moving in with them. Instead, we are looking for places for just the two of us. For October.

So he and I are looking at a couple of apartments tomorrow. Both in the same building. Both really close to my work. Like, a sledding-hill away from my work. I could, literally, commute to work by toboggan next winter, should we choose to live there. *bink*

AWESOME!

Other amenities of the building (aka selling points!):

Accessible (my Dad could get into the building, and into the apartment in his chair!)
Indoor Pool (oh, my!)
Lots of space (either a 4 bedroom apt or a 3 bedroom penthouse!? Cool!)
Big kitchen (a must!)
Green space all around (and a bike path, should I chose to get a bike and take the "long" way to work)
Relatively close to transit (yay! Sister visits!)
Good neighbourhood (I can host again!)

And, to top it all off, those are just the amenities I know about from the website! Nevermind what I'll *hopefully* see tomorrow!

I am excited. I am also -- strangely -- not nervous about this step. I mean, really, we've only been dating for five and a half months at this point. We'll be just shy of ten months when we move in. I should be nervous that we're moving awfully fast, shouldn't I? I honestly don't know, but I doubt it. You see, I've never been in this position before. I mean, I "moved in" with my first boyfriend (separate but connected apartments in the same duplex, where the doors were never locked) after only a month, but we broke up before we'd been living together for more than a couple of weeks.

I have always "known" where things were headed. The first relationship -- he is now one of my best friends -- was never going to last long, or so I knew. The second had a finite quality to it, though I knew -- and I told my family -- that I wouldn't be the one to end it if it did end. This one feels right. I have no questions about Us, as it were. There is no nebulous "end" floating out in space. There is only us. I believe that I have found my foil: the one who complements me (and occasionally compliments me), and vice versa. I have rarely been so certain of anything more than I am of this.

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Today I am VERY proud of myself for the opposite reason than usual: I succeeded at the cardio circuit! Normally I am more focused on the weighlifting side, but, though I am quite proud that I am now deadlifting 145 lbs, I am immensely proud of my "warm up" today. Today I performed three complete circuits of the following:

Treadmill set to 5% incline
1 minute at 3 mph
30 seconds each at 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.8, and 5.0 mph

Now that may not sound like much, but -- as some of you know -- I am not a runner. I am an asthmatic who really, really hates running. So when I can do 3 minutes of running at 5% incline (even stupidly slowly) 3 times in a row? That is worth crowing to the trees! 3 minutes run, 3 minutes walk, times 3?

Awesome.

So I can see results, and I know I'll be back to my normal soon. In fact, I'll be better than my normal soon, as I can see how these new exercises are improving my climbing. Maybe next year, the Spartan Race will happen after all.

Oh: for that last sentence alone, I know I'm a bit nuts.
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  • XXJDXX
    Hey, I did away with shampoo too. :) Glad to hear things are going well. I actually did a little free-climbing off the trail last week, very fun.
    1812 days ago
  • MISHAMW
    You had me at "indoor pool." Seriously sounds AWESOME! As far as moving too fast, everyone moves at a different pace, so don't fret over that.

    I think your "run" was awesome! You know I have issues with running too, but you still seem to be better than me. Keep it up girl!
    1822 days ago
  • GIANTMICROBE
    Apartment sounds awesome!

    I drive 70-90 minutes each way for work. The idea of sledding to work is mind-blowing to me. I could do so much more with my day... mustn't think like that... not productive.
    1823 days ago
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