I’ve been so productive this weekend it’s not even funny. I think I might even be able to cross everything off my list by the end of today, which is something I have not been able to do in a long time. School and laziness are always getting in the way. Mostly laziness, I guess. I mean, there’s really no reason not to get through everything on a WEEKEND list besides laziness, right? Especially when I usually include schoolwork in my list… Yeah, I just suck. But not today!
Georgina and I are doing this thing we’re calling The Seventy-One. Basically, we’re trying to get rid of 71 things, or groups of things (e.g. a stack of magazines counts as one item), by the 17th April since we both own way too much stuff. Especially for someone like me who moves twice a year, I definitely own too many things. I’m at 28 items on my list so far, and I’m trying to go through one area of my room every weekend. Yesterday I did my dresser drawers and the shelves above them, and next week I want to do either my desk drawer and shelf or the big black trunk of doom under my bed. I have to move again in about six weeks and I really hope I will have a much more manageable amount of stuff by then.
It’s possible I’m too excited about throwing things away, you know?
It was really nice outside all last week, so on Wednesday after class I decided to walk the two miles to work instead of taking the bus. Funnily enough, I got there in 25-30 minutes, which is about how long it would have taken had I ridden the bus, seeing as I would have had to walk to the stop, wait for the bus, etc. It was still nice out after work, too, so I decided to walk back home as well. My legs were SO TIRED by the time I got home since I had already done cardio at the gym that morning. I didn’t know in the morning that I was going to want to walk four miles in the afternoon. 😛
Anyway, while I was walking, I thought that it might be really nice to run that same route sometime, so I opted to have a go at it on Saturday morning before it got hot outside. It’s 2.3 miles from my dorm to my work and of course the same distance back, so that makes 4.6 miles if you’re good at math like me ( 😉 ), which is the farthest distance I’ve ever run. I ended up running to work, stopping in for a drink and the bathroom, and then running home. I kept telling myself, “Just make it to the medical campus, just make it to that weird naked statue…” but I ended up running all the way back home. I was so proud! 😀 It was hilly and everything.
I feel like it’s a bit pathetic that 4.6 miles is the farthest I’ve run, but I realize that’s pretty far from the perspective of someone who doesn’t run at all, so I suppose it’s alright. 🙂
I like running outside so much better than running on the treadmill. So much better. It’s a lot easier to push myself to go farther when I have a destination in mind or when stopping means it will take me longer to get home because I will have to walk. On the treadmill I have trouble pushing myself even to three miles because it’s just so BORING. I’m so glad it’s spring now and I won’t have to go back to treadmill running for about five months, maybe six if I’m lucky.
I might sign up to run another 5K race (5km; 3.1 miles) on 1 April, and there’s a 10K (10km; 6.2 miles) coming up in June in conjunction with the Ann Arbor half marathon that I’ve been thinking about trying for as well. I wonder if one day I’ll actually be able to run a marathon. I think my cousin ran one once and got her time tattooed on her ankle. 🙂