Thursday, October 28, 2010

nothing of importance

We're almost in November. November, people!Why is it 80* outside? I have no idea. All I know is it's way too friggin' warm outside to run. So I'll be hitting up the gym tonight. booyouwhore.

On a completely unrelated note, here are some pictures from the wedding:





Thursday, October 21, 2010

serenity

One day, I sent my dad a picture from my phone of me waving. This kind of picture sending was a common occurrence when I was living in London, since I couldn't actually wave to people from home in person. His response: "are your headphones surgically attached to your head?"

I listen to music whenever I can. Even if I'm just walking around the corner, I typically have my headphones in. I may even dance a little. I definitely dance a little. Without my music, I feel lost.

Today, I ran without music.

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The Rockville 5k, which I'm running in just over 2 weeks, has a no-headphone policy (apparently this is an increasingly common rule). I decided that if I want to get a good feel for how running will be at the race, I should probably go for runs without my music. So today, I laced up and headed out the door while my iPod shuffle silently cried in my room because it missed me. The verdict? It actually wasn't so bad. I found that just watching the cars pass me and looking around at my surroundings kept me pretty occupied. That and the music playing in my head did a pretty good job of keeping me going. I think I'm going to continue running without music until race day to see how I do. Today I didn't do much actual running (just over 15 of the 52 minutes I was out) since it was my first run in 2 weeks, so we'll see what happens when I increase the actual running time.

Also, be on the lookout for a picture of my Nike+ watch on the sides of your milk cartons. Not only did I not have music, but I actually had to manually keep track of my distance. WTF, mate? Here's hoping the thing turns up in my stuff. Somewhere, some way, somehow.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

holy busy, batman!

Disclaimer: this post has no pictures. Ok ok, most of my posts don't. I promise I'll have some later. But right now, I'm way too lazy to plug my camera in and upload. Maybe tomorrow? Yeah. Maybe tomorrow.

So I've been home for a week. A week! Technically. I've been in the country for 10 days. I've been home home for what...4 days? Crazy.

Anyway. This past weekend the boyfriend and I packed up and drove (yes, drove) to Florida for the wedding of some good friends of ours. I've got some great pictures, I promise! (See Disclaimer) The weather was absolutely perfect, and the wedding went off without a hitch. With the exception of the copious amounts of fast food consumed, it was a great weekend! I probably negated all that fast food with all the dancing at the reception anyway. Right?

Now that I'm back home, reality is kind of, sort of starting to set in. I'm home. I'm not in London. I'm not in school anymore. I need to find a job. *pulls out hair* Wouldn't it be nice if Monopoly money was real money? I'd be set for life!


Friday, October 8, 2010

awesomesauce.

Down .2 at WI. Yes, that's major small potatoes. But I'm excited! Here's why:

*This is week 3 in a row of losing. I can't even remember the last time I lost more than 2 weeks in a row.
*I ran 8mi this week, which is more than I can say about any week since like, May. I'm sure my muscles are adjusting.
*I've been sleeping terribly this week, which has resulted in a few 'midnight' snacks (by midnight I really mean anywhere between 1 and 4am) because my non-tiredness (that really should be in the dictionary) eventually led to my body being ready for its next meal. I think this is partly because I've been eating dinner between 6 and 7 some nights, when my body's really used to the 8-9 time frame. So when I eat earlier, I get hungry earlier. Makes sense. Hopefully that'll change. I'm not a fan of 4am rumbly tummy. Oh also, I'm excited. Did I mention I was going home TODAY? I don't think I did. Now you know.

Leaving for the airport in less than 4 hours, yo!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ok, i get it, i'm lame.

My internet has seriously supersucked this week, so I've been using that as my excuse not to blog. I've had to restart it every few minutes and it makes me just want to throw my computer. Even though my computer's not at fault. Sorry, computer.

This week has been a mix of events and emotions. As I draw nearer to leaving London, and get more excited about being home again, I become less enthusiastic about getting out there and doing things in the city. Granted, I've done more in these last 7 weeks than I did like, the whole other 10 months, but that's beside the point. I still feel bad for being lazy but not bad enough to rectify the situation. Like today, for instance. It's my last full day here, and all I want to do is pack my bags (even though they're already packed) and make sure I have everything. And eat. Eating is pretty important. This may have something to do with the fact that I packed all of my clothes, except my outfit for tomorrow. I'm just that excited.

Anyhoo, this week has been good, overall! The weather shaped up for me a bit, and we've had a nice few days. I even went for another long run! This time though I mapped it out ahead of time, which was genius. Turns out, I'm only 1km from the water. Wait. You've lived here for a year and didn't know that? No. Apparently I'm just slow. So I walked down to the river, then ran along the same path I used last time, then walked back up! Grand total = 8.5k (just over 5mi). Woo! I may go back out this afternoon if I can get myself moving.

Review of Legally Blonde, the musical: We went to see the show on Tuesday down at the Savoy Theatre, which is on the Strand, where I've never been. It's a nice area! Gives you more of that city feel without all the tourists. In other words, it's like Oxford St but better. The show was entertaining! Very silly, and kind of weird seeing the movie played out in a musical. A couple of the songs I wasn't crazy about, but overall they were good. The acoustics were a bit off, though. The mics needed to be a bit louder because the singing was drowned out at times by the pit. The most disappointing part though? Elle. The lady who played her was clearly talented, but she kept changing her accent and it sounded like Elle was either from NY or Boston. But she's from neither. So that was a bit odd. All in all, not my favorite show, but it wasn't so bad.

Best part of my week? I found a dead mouse under my bed. Oh yes. That was awesome. I was cleaning and it was hiding under a bag. Couldn't have been there long, but really freaked me out. Now I keep hearing things in the middle of the night. Sleep this week has been just stellar.

It's ok though, because I'm going home TOMORROW.

Friday, October 1, 2010