Saturday, April 15, 2006

Back on the Wagon

Sorry, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, I’ve just been feeling a little lugubrious lately. I don’t really know what my problem is. I have a lot of things to look forward to in the upcoming months. Every now and then, I seem to just slip into “blah” mode and it takes me a week or two to emerge.

On Monday, I attempted to run 3.5 miles, but ran out of steam after 2.25. It’s my own fault as I think I only went to the gym three days last week. Today, I pulled it off. It took me 38 minutes, but I did 3.56 miles! I guess I just need to push myself a little harder to get back on track.

My other issue has been with my laptop. Although I’ve been picking up a wireless signal here for the past 3 weeks, this week Explorer has been giving me headaches. I have pictures from last weekend that I’ve been trying to post, but despite multiple attempts, it just isn’t happening.

I’m back out of my slump now, and am looking forward to seeing the PU’s (parental units as my friend calls them) and the older brother, W and his wife, D on Sunday for Easter dinner. The little brother (I suppose I shouldn’t call him that as he’s 6’5”) is currently in Kenya with the Peace Corps. My family is not the touchy-feely type, but it’s been weird not seeing T at holidays and birthdays this year. I think he still has about 15 months to go. My immediate family has all been in the same state since we moved here in 1989. It’s kind of funny though, as us 3 kids are now all leaving at once. I will be leaving around mid-June and W & D are currently applying to do a year of teaching English in Japan. I moved out of my parent's home at 18 when I left for college, but I suppose I've always had a 250-mile safety net.


Anonymous said...

Even though I live 1000+ miles from my mom, I still hear her voice when I have to make tough decisions. But thinking about living across the country from her, three time zones away is still a bit much to process. I can only imagine how exciting and difficult your move will be.

Chris said...

I never lived more than 5 miles from my parents and my sister's family. We have always been close knit, so when we moved from FL to TN in 2000, it was tough.

I go through periods of "blah" when I just don't FEEL like working out. Over the years of training, I have learned the difference of just being lazy and my body telling me it needs a rest. It's a very fine line! I can push myself to work out when I don't feel like it or have a headache but sometimes I can tell I have just overtrained.

Glad you are getting your groove back!

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