I’m in a weird mood and haven’t posted in forever, so here’s some explosive mental diarrhea for ya.
The good…First, I fit into a size 10 jeans this weekend and bought a size small shirt. Granted the jeans run a bit bigger, so that’s why a 10 fit, but I’m not letting that steal my thunder!
Also, I am a proud new iPod owner – I’m finally in the super awesome “I own an Apple product” club. I even have stickers to prove it. My mom bought me the 8GB pink nano and it’s just so adorable. She gave it to me early – three weeks before my bday – because she knew I wanted to start running and my old MP3 player bit the dust. And because I’m a spoiled brat, Mr. T took me yesterday to buy some accessories for the SassyPod. I got a pink armband so I can run in style, a clear acrylic case so my clumsy ass doesn’t break the damn thing (okay, I got it because it was free with a $15 iTunes gift card) and the audio cord I need to hook that baby up to my box.
I’ve been ripping music since about 1:00 yesterday…I brought my laptop from home, so I’ve gotten just about jack shit accomplished at work today. After our morning meeting, that’s about all I’m motivated to do anyway…which I would normally say is very unlike me, but given the last year, it’s become my status quo. Sad.
Which brings me to the bad. I found out for sure today that the job I really wanted isn’t going to come through. They changed up what they were hiring for, but told me they think I’m really talented and will keep me in mind when a new position becomes available. Sure. This market sucks, so I’m glad to be employed, but I’d rather have the swine flu than come to work here every single goddamned day.
And I’m feeling like a fatty today. No, not, “I wish I could smoke a blunt right now.” I feel like a jar of marshmallow fluff. I could sure eat one. I’ve been SO hungry lately. We desperately need to go grocery shopping so I can stock up on fruits and veggies (okay, more fruits than veggies…I just don’t like very many veggies!). I have been keeping up with my workouts, but I’m still up 1.5 pounds. Ick. Need to keep losing, not gaining! All of T’s friends have noticed that I’ve lost a lot of weight and it’s really nice to hear that, so I hope that’s motivation to keep going. I’m just in a weird limbo with the whole thing right now. I really need to get my eating back on track. I think because I’ve been lax, my body is starting to go nuts with cravings and I need to nip that in the bud now.
I was hoping to run a 5K in October, but after checking my schedule, I don’t think I can, so I’m aiming for November now. That would give me time to do the full C25K program the right way, although I am hoping that I’ve gotten in shape enough that I could speed it up a bit. I mean, 5K is only 3.1 miles…not easy for a non-runner, but as I was doing 4-5 miles every other day when I was in marathon training, I would hope I could get to the 3 mile point fairly easily. Okay, I’m actually just trying to talk myself into the whole running thing again – I know it’s not going to be easy. I AM MAKING MYSELF RUN TONIGHT. If I don’t, you must all heckle me mercilessly when I post about my failure tomorrow. Seriously. Point at me and laugh.
But that brings me to a request. I am trying to assemble a bunch of fun music for my running playlist. Pretty please comment and give me a list of songs that pump you up and keep you going. I have $11.43 left on my iTunes gift card and it’s burning a hole in my virtual pocket. Oh, and I don’t do country, Miley or JoBros…