Month 4 and 5

I skipped last month. Last month I had nothing to report. Last month we were in a whirlwind of moving and hosting amazing guests and I didn’t know which end was up. Last month very little was accomplished (except so very much was accomplished, just not having to do with the goals for my 25th year).

Month 5, though, has been loads better. I’m steadily writing a new story, with the help of some great edits by Margaret, and I’ve also been sprucing up my “finished” short story called Benz, with the help of my undergrad friend (and another fellow writer), Steven. Hopefully I’ll have another set up submission in October.

Running has been slow going. Work changed locations, meaning my morning routine went all higgly-jiggly, and now at 6AM it’s night time outside instead of being a lovely rosy color. I just can’t get up and go outside in the dark. It feels like bootcamp torture and I won’t do it. This means I need to get my butt into gear after work. Immediately after work, otherwise I end up gluing myself to the couch. This has been my dilemma. Last week I kicked things off with a hard core 2 hours ass kicking walk which left me REALLY sore in my hips for about 3 days. My aim is to run 4/7 days to start. One day in the middle of the week + Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I feel like this will narrow my chance of failure. I’m taking a new approach on distance. Instead of working my way up to 6 miles, I’m going to chart a course that is 6 miles from the beginning. I won’t be able to run the entire thing, but I will be moving for 6 miles and then 6 miles won’t be so daunting anymore.

Eventually I’ll need to start really working out for the wedding. I think we are planning on joining the YMCA after Christmas. That will make winter workouts so much easier.

More news to come next month!

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