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Sunday, March 14, 2010

1 month? Sounds about right......

Yup. I'm still a miserable blogger. If I had any time on my hands, I would feel guilty and work on that. But alas, I have no time to even think about blogging. In fact, there are at least a dozen things I should be doing right now instead of blogging.

Mostly, I'm blogging because today I feel like a celebrity. On Friday I commented on this post, over at the blog, It's the Little Things That Make a House a Home. I don't normally comment on blogs, but I had an idea that I thought the blogger might not have thought of, so I went ahead and commented. And in today's post, she totally quoted my comment! Apparently they hadn't thought of my suggestion, and they pretty much love it. Win. I don't know if they'll actually use my suggestion, but having it called out like that totally made my day, and made me feel like a celebrity. Win.

In other news, I have about 4 hybrid projects sitting next to me, waiting patiently to be cut out. I hate to waste my paper, so I cram as many pieces onto a single sheet as I can. This usually means waiting around for my next project to take shape, and then I end up printing and working on 3 or 4 projects at once. Perhaps not the most efficient, but, it works out pretty well overall I suppose. I think I bought 400 sheets of paper last year during a sweet sale that Epson was running, and I still have at least 200 sheets left. So, in the "not wasting paper" sense, it's totally working.

I spent ALL FREAKING DAY studying for the PE yesterday. I went over all the stuff we learned in our class this week, and read ahead on some traffic stuff that we'll be going over tomorrow. So I gave myself today off. I've worked on projects, played on FB, and went for a run with Tiger.

Yes, you read that correctly. I went for a run. I know right? Just a few weeks ago I was talking to a friend and saying how much I HATED running, and that even though I know it's a great total body workout, I just refuse to torture myself like that. And now, I'm running. Since the beginning of February I've been working out with a girlfriend in NY. We text each other after we're finished working out, and help motivate each other and everything. She had mentioned that she really wanted to start the Couch to 5K program (which is what sparked the rant about me hating running). She said that while the 30 Day Shred was great, she knew she needed more cardio in her workouts. After a week or so of that conversation rattling around in my head, I realized she was totally right. Workout DVD's are great and all, but with the weather warming up I really want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Well, running certainly gets me outside! Tiger definitely needs the exercise too, after spending all winter cooped up inside. I do have to give credit to Jillian Michael's, the she-devil behind the 30 Day Shred. If I hadn't done 30DS for 3 or 4 weeks, there's no way I would've been in shape enough to stick with C25K. I went on my first run on a whim, and while it was hard, I DID IT. That first run alone had me totally hooked. A good friend in NY had talked about doing a 5k together eventually, and I felt like that goal is 100% within my reach. And to top it off? I kinda LIKE running, lol. Go figure :P

Tiger has gotten stronger too. She was pretty much dead weight when I started, but today we did our first run of week 2 of the program, and she wasn't too bad. Still lagging behind me, but nowhere near as bad as last week. So that makes me happy too. We'll BOTH get in better shape this year :) I've got 5 weeks to go before I have to don a bridesmaid dress, and I'd like to slim down a little bit more. I'm officially down 15 pounds from this time last year, and down almost 2 pant sizes too. I haven't felt this good, both physically and about myself, in AGES. It's awesome. And it's just the motivation I need to stick with it. :)

I'd like to say I'll be back with another post soon, but, well, you know. I'd probably be lying ;)

Til next time