|It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
||[Jan. 26th, 2008|05:03 pm]
That's not true. I do care, but I am incredibly lazy when it comes to updating this journal. Sorry for the long time in between journal posts. It turns out that it's incredibly difficult to keep up with emails and livejournal now that I am no longer in school. I spent 2 hours today catching up on correspondence that I've let slide.|
What have I been up to since my last post on December 12th? I went to AZ for Christmas. It's always nice to go home, but this trip was exceptionally busy. A lot of the people that I don't normally see at Christmas (Jenn, Nicole, Aleta) happened to be in town this year so it was incredibly rushed trying to fit it all in. But I am really glad that I got to see almost everyone. I did miss Shelli, so hopefully I will be able to catch up with her at some point.
I'm back at work full time now, and enjoying it tremendously. I had my end of year feedback session with my boss who said he got "goosebumps" just thinking about the great things I was going to do this year based on my 2.5 months of part time work this summer. It was nice to hear that, because sometimes I feel like no one really knows what I am doing. I started in this new organization, and basically had no guidance about what my job was supposed to be. It was really nice, actually, because I got to pave my own way and make a lot of my own decisions which normally are left to people higher up the chain. I felt like I really made a difference in the 10 weeks that I got to work in my new office before leaving for school. I am excited and motivated, and things are good.
I'm still playing volleyball, we moved up to the 2nd most competitive league in co-ed. I play with Jeff in this league, and it is really fun. Man, I love that guy. Love love love him. We have such a good time together. And he is incredibly tolerant of my lousy setting abilities. ;-) I'm excited to be playing on my women's team after a season hiatus due to my class schedule.
I'm still running, I signed up for the Cherry Blossom 10 mile race in D.C. in early April. It's kind of weird to say this, but 10 miles sort of sounds short to me now! I've decided to do weight-training in addition to my running to try to build up some muscles. My upper body is pathetically weak. So, instead of spending all of my time running, I split my gym workouts between running and weightlifting. At least, I did this past week :) Since I'm running shorter distances I increased the incline to 1.0% and increased my pace to 6.5 mph, or a 9:13 mile. I've been doing 3-4 miles of this, and plan to increase my speed and incline as this routine becomes easier. I haven't lifted weights in about a year, so I was pretty much sucky at everything except for the hamstring machine. I was able to do 30-40 more pounds on that machine than I used to be able to do, which was really neat! This is obviously due to my running over the past year and a half.
Things are good. A couple things have gotten on my nerves lately, but I'll save that for another time.
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