Friday, January 04, 2008

Hitting the Ground Running (or Walking)

So all the activity I got in today felt like a great way to start off Lifetime:

* This morning, I walked with my Mom to the grocery store and back to pick up stuff for dinner tonight. (I'm making lettuce wrapped shrimp tacos - yum!) It was a total of 3.1-ish miles.

* This afternoon, I walked/jogged Week 4 of C25k. Instead of the running intervals of 3, 5, 3 and 5 minutes. I ran 3, walked 2, ran 5, walked 2, and then ran ... 8! A good song, actually my favorite running song, came on - "Ready to Run" by the Dixie Chicks. It totally inspired me to keep running. I stopped before the end, and probably could have pushed myself to run for 10, but I didn't see any need to kill myself yet. I want to continue to enjoy this, so that I don't lose the motivation to go out and exercise. I'm not sure of the mileage on my jog/walk. When I was doing C25k on the treadmill (Weeks 1-3) I was doing about 1.25 miles.

I also went to the library and got more CDs out (The Shins, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Death Cab for Cutie and Velvet Revolver). I also got 3 movies (Zodiac, Starter for 10 and The Last Kiss). It's better than Netflix!

Lest you all think I am completely lazy, I have been looking at job postings. The job with the casino/resort in Vegas didn't work out. I was bummed for about 30 hours, but now I'm fine and ready to move on. That most likely means moving on to NYC to live with a friend for 2 months and try to find a job there. I am also looking into going back to my old company in a different capacity. My car will stay in Vegas, and I'll just take the essentials on a plane to New York. It isn't a done deal yet. So, I'll be in Vegas for the near future. I'll keep you all posted on any major turn of events.


Kim said...

Wow. You have been a busy girl. Sounds like you are in a good place, and have some cool options in front of you. I think it sounds very exciting!! :)

Vickie said...

I envy you being able to walk to the store!!!

totegirl said...

Wow, this is such an exciting time in your life! It can take one of a million directions!

Good job on the walking! I rode my bike to the store today. It feels so good to be a pedestrian!

KL said...

I've missed so much! Congratulations on your lifetime! I'm so jealous! Go you!

I walked to the grocery store with Max tonight. It's about a 2 mile+ round trip. We needed side dishes for dinner.

Thanks for checking in on me! And hey, the pants you sent still look awesome! I can't quite wear the outfit yet (especially since I gained 14 pounds back), but it will be great when spring gets here!

angelfish24 said...

Way to go on reaching lifetime! You are awesome!!
I'm sorry to hear that your job possibility at the casino didn't work out. Anything else look good? New York sounds so far from where you are now. Did you love it there, is that why you want to go back or is it just lots of job opportunities?
Best of luck to you.