Thus? thus I’m not going to indulge in any of the free(!) pizza, the office is ordering as I type this.
Nope, not me, I’m going to head downstairs and get a summer salad and sit in the sun with my sister and eat it.
I’m pretty sure today’s an awesome day.
I was very hesitant to buy one in the beginning, due to their high price tag, but was told I needed a pace watch to monitor my speed.
So a few weeks ago I gave in and bought one. The Forferunner 110 (the pink one!) to be exact. And? and it is AWESOME!
It’s made running a fun game for me; I look forward to hitting start and stop on my watch, and then downloading the information onto my computer.
It has GPS, so my routes are automatically mapped, and it tells me my calories burnt, average speed (or speed per kilometer), elevation, time ect.
Pretty cool, eh? It’s taught me I run A LOT faster at the beginning of my runs (which will be brutal for the actual Marathon), and that I’m super slow.
That is all.
Except not, because I ran seven 600 meter hills tonight in POURING rain.
Ya… think about that. I think you now like the cut of my jib, don’tcha?
That’s what I thought.
Ps I am currently high on endorphins, hence this post, sorry about the chatter.
I like this question because I do have a secret. An embarrassing secret about how I don’t get bored.. are ya ready for it?
I download *super* trashy love novels and listen to them while I run. Like, I’m talking super trashy.
Which means if you see me trudging my ass down the street while running, I’m not listening to music, oh no… I’m listening to, “Her voice quivered like a plate of Jell-O on a fault line, and her body was soon to follow,” or ” “Long auburn hair flowing out behind her, dress billowing in the breeze, Cassandra had given in to gravity’s pull and hit the pavement like a bag of fresh phlegm.”
Oh yes, they’re that trashy! Talking book romance novels are usually about 3 hours, so I get through about 1 a week.
I also think a lot when I run, about myself, my goals, my life, which seems to pass the time quite nicely, or I feel like I’m about to die, which results in thinking, “one more step, I can do it…” I suppose if I’m being completely honest boredom when running doesn’t strike me too often, I’m usually in another world (with my romance novels, the neighborhood (I love looking at houses!), or just getting the distance covered.
Hope that helps :)
You’re 16 right now and your life is so fun and carefree.
These are the things I wish I had known 8 years ago. The things I really believe will help you be the best person you can be.
Take more time to do simple and silly things with your friends. Spend more time playing outside and less time worrying about work and tidying your room. Don’t slack on homework, you do have to study. Your summers are precious: do not waste them. Continue horse-riding after high school, you’ll miss it so much once it’s gone. Read more. Try to go to sleep earlier. Watch less tv. Take bubble baths. That boy you have a huge crush on will one day surprise you in the most incredible way possible. Always be yourself. Spend more time walking your dogs. Take lots of photos. Write more. Keep a journal. Do not weigh yourself a thousand times a day. Don’t gossip about others. Don’t gossip about yourself. Respect yourself. On the night of June 14th, 2003 do not get into the truck with John Anderson. Don’t stress about university, you’ll get into your number one school. Do not spend money you don’t have. Yes, you will be able to live without those shoes! You’ll end up in England for a year and love it, spend money you don’t have on museums. Try to understand Chris more. Embrace your curls. Things happen for a reason: when you don’t get the world’s most perfect job that you want so badly, you’ll land an even better job that you thought wasn’t even possible. Buy Google. Don’t ask, just buy it. Sell everything you have in the stock market October 2007, and…
My absolute, number one piece of advice is lose the weight. Don’t be upset, just do it. The power to do this you can obtain, you just need to search a little and you’ll find it. I promise. This may seem like a shallow piece of advice, but it will be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done. By losing the weight you’ll have nothing to blame for the obstacles that will one day stand in your way and nothing to stop you from fulfilling your wildest dreams.
E, you’ll go on to do unimaginable things either way, but you’ll have one less thing to worry about. You deserve the best. Be the best person you can be.
PS. When you see a ‘fake’ snake in the basement, do NOT try and pick it up. It’s real, so RUN.