October 28th, 2009
So I made gumbo this past weekend for the first time in like 5 years. It was ok, but I had just totally forgotten how I used to do it. I never had a recipe I used, so piecing it back together was a little rough. It was good though and now I’d like to (re)master that recipe so I’ll probably be experimenting with that over the fall and winter.
I will work on getting a better kitchen photo set up too so I can start documenting these kitchen forays a little better.
In other news I’m feeling ready to finally start running again (yes!). I’m going to start the Couch to 5K program next Monday. I’ll be starting NaNoWriMo on Sunday as well so November is going to be hectic for me. Wish me luck, and I’ll try to keep the blog somewhat updated.
I’ll be doing a knitting update later this week!
January 16th, 2008
I’m feeling blah today. I am supposed to go to my core class tonight for running. [For those wondering what the hell that means, it means being tortured for an hour by a super-fit runner who wants us to do leg and ab work-HELL, but kind of fun hell.] I want to go, but I don’t want to go. I guess the weather is crappy, and my allergies suck, and I’m alone again this week. I think this might be a regular problem though since I didn’t really want to go last week either, I guess the M-W crazy work/work-out schedule is a bit tiring. I know I’ll adjust to it, but right now I’m sooooo tired and the cedar fever shit doesn’t help.
I’m also feeling kind of blah about work lately too. I should be excited, I’m starting a new project, new software, etc. But I’m not. I no longer take pleasure in any of my work really. I have brief flashes of excitement, but nothing like how I used to feel about my job. I can’t figure out if it’s the time of year, getting married or just that really I am done with this job. *sigh*
In fun news though, we got some new furniture (pics to follow) last weekend. I’ll show it off later. I ordered M. a MacBook Air (MBA) today. It looks pretty sweet, and hopefully I’ll get to use it once in a while too. I was quite disappointed that no new iPhone was announced though. I really want one, but I want to hold out for 3G, so hurry up Steve Jobs and get me a 3G iPhone, sheesh.
January 8th, 2008
Started my new running class (5K) yesterday. I am almost giddy from the running. Why did I stop doing this for so long? It is really hard to get back into a routine that’s been broken by something as awesomely slacktastic as a wedding + honeymoon in the BVI. And it has been cold (well sometimes) lately and that makes it hard to get out of bed and go into the elements. But seriously I have to keep with this because it’s really stupid not too.
The workout was hard, I had some serious calf cramps (will I ever banish these? probably not by sitting on the couch for 3 months), but I am in such a great mood today. I can’t believe it’s that easy.
December 13th, 2007
I ran yesterday. YES! First time since October 20th. It was cold, my first cold running experience, and my lungs were not excited at first. Once I got warmed up though it was great. I missed it so much. I never thought I’d be a runner, but I think I’m turning into a runner. I have not run since 10/20 because first I was off getting married and honeymooning, then when I got back I found out I have tendonitis and had to take a break, then I got cleared but was sick, finally it took me another 1+ because I was in a lazy place.
I might have just stayed lazy until January when I start my 10K training class, but I realized a few things last week. I am grumpy all the time right now (or I was) and I realized wow when I’m running I’m happier, my skin is better, my head hurts less, I’m more outgoing. Shit I gotta start running again, and there you have it.
I am sore today and I did not run or walk this am, but I did it yesterday and I’m going to
try to do it again tomorrow.