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Week’s Thoughts – D201

4 Jan

Week’s Stats

Soccer Workout: 2

Speed and Agility Workout: 0

Runs: 5

Miles: 12 (10 min miles)

Stretching: 3

Indoor soccer games: 0

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Oh Wow – D200

4 Jan

200!

Would I Really – D199

2 Jan

Each week I peruse the Weekly Writing Challenge to see if it is relevant to what I am writing about.  Usually it is not but a few times our two worlds happen to align (see my post here).  I figured with the New Year this week’s challenge would probably be about resolutions and “stick-to-it-iveness” and it is – with a twist.

The premises of the challenge is that the world really is about to end (in three months to be exact).  With this knowledge you are to make three resolution that 1) are extremely time sensitive and 2) will be the last three things you do with your life.

On Monday I posted about kicking my diet soda habit and it has inadvertently become my New Year’s resolution.  Yet I wonder, would I really make that my resolution if the world were truly about to end?  I can think of much better things to focus my time and attention on if all that was left were three meager months.  For one thing I would spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with Husband.  Forget going to work or even being away from him for a soccer game.  No deprivation here...Unfortunately I have to earn an income, pay my mortgage, buy groceries… and well, I really like playing soccer so that nixes that as my resolution.  And two, if these were to really be my last three months, I would drink all the darn soda I could.  That stuff is tasty and I sure would not be depriving myself of anything.

But then what would my resolution(s) be?  I could make some righteous statement like I would be a better person and help those less fortunate but hey, I am not a righteous person and I would probably just hole up in the house with Husband anyway.

By process of elimination I suppose I should be making some resolutions regarding Husband…  oh but where to start?

***this post began in response to the Weekly Writing Challenge: Doompocalpyse-Redux but I am not sure it ever really got there***

Week’s Thoughts – D188

22 Dec

Fortune Cookie

Did not make the stunning return to running I had planned for this week.  But I am confident next week will be different!

Week’s Stats

Soccer Workout: 1

Speed and Agility Workout: 1

Running and Miles: 2 (10 min miles)

Stretching: 1

Indoor soccer games: 3 ( 1 W / 2 L – 2 goals)

So far, So good – D187

21 Dec

When I awoke this morning I have to say I was slightly disappointed.  It is not that I bought into the End of the World hoopla surrounding 12/21/12 but it did make me wonder.

What would happen if the world ended on Friday?

7 Day Forecast

I was a little anxious last night as I went to bed.  Would we all just cease to exist?  Would we suffer through a slow, horrible, fiery death?  How does the world go about ending itself?

But alas, I think we are in the clear; just another Friday to endure.

On a happy note I am still fighting (and maybe even winning) the battle with the onset of a cold.  I took another Green SuperFood last night and I think it bought me some more time.  Going to douse my system with another one tonight and pray for the best!

Pennies – D184

18 Dec

penny dayIt is a penny kind of day…

Well isn’t that a slightly ambiguous statement.

Okay, yes.  Without some context that is a pretty cryptic sentence.

Care to elaborate?

No, not really.

Changes – D183

17 Dec

This is my week for change.

change

It starts with a job interview tomorrow morning; this is actually my second interview with the firm.  I am hopeful that 1) they will make me an offer 2) the offer will be high enough that I can accept it and 3) I can quit all my side gigs so I can just work one job.  I have a lot of respect for people who can piecemeal their salary together because it is killing me.

I am also going to start back to running this week.  No more talking about it and not getting it done.  Me and the treadmill have a date tonight and I am not going to miss it.  I have noticed over the past three weeks that the rotund little layer around my mid-section is becoming more pronounced again, when I am sprinting during a game I can feel it jiggling around my waist band.  Not cool.  Not sexy.  Not healthy.

Finally I am going to get all those little to-dos checked off my list.  I have next week off of work and I am going to knock out a large portion of the stuff I keep thinking about but never get done.  Like changing the batteries in my fire alarms… been trying to remember to do that since JANUARY!  Or the filter in my furnace… I do not think I have changed that since September or maybe even August.  Geez….

Change is good.

Week’s Thoughts – D181

15 Dec

Week’s Stats

Soccer Workout: 0

Speed and Agility Workout: 1

Running and Miles: 2 (10 min miles)

Stretching: 0

Indoor soccer games: 3 ( 2 W / 1 L – 0 goals)

I should – D180

14 Dec

What a freakin day…

I have been beating myself up all week for not getting out for my morning runs and was especially hard on myself this morning.  As I am walking down to my car I over hear my neighbor’s television reporting another shooting.  I only catch bits and pieces but am to hung up on my own lack of motivation to really clue into what I hear.  I look into my car as I am trying to insert the key into the lock…  WTF?!?

The contents of my glove box and center console are strewn all over my car.  I look past the seats to the passenger door and notice it is unlocked.  Did I forget to lock it?  Usually I am OCD about locking my doors but the last three weeks have put me into a perpetual brain fuzz; it is very possible I left it unlocked.  My car windows are held up by packaging tape (used to be with duct tape until I realized packaging tape is clear – not as obvious as duct tape – and does just as good of a job) and gorilla glue.  I kicked in the front fender after spending forty-five minutes unsuccessfully trying to latch the driver’s side headlamp into place.  I have hit more bollards than I care to admit and it is a Kia so anything that could fail cosmetically has and none of it was covered by the warranty.

Long story short – I do not keep anything of value in my car.  I do keep a lot of crap in there but nothing of theft worthy value.  After rifling through my belonging Mr. Theif decided to pocket my business card holder.  REALLY?!?  Of all the things in my vehicle you stole my celadon blue business card holder???  The change you tossed from my ash box onto the floor boards was worth more than that…  geez…  whatever…

I toss most everything back into my glove box and I am now late for work.  I flip on the radio and hear the DJs discussing the school shooting in Connecticut.  I sit in my car and wonder WTF is wrong with people.  From the douche canoe who saw fit to ruin my day by violating my car to this seemingly unending string of selfish f*ckers who instead of just offing themselves have to destroy the lives of others before making their exit.  It makes it hard to hold my private pity party when there are parents of kindergarteners who will no longer hold their child in their arms or kiss them goodnight; it makes me physically sick to think about their grief.

What a freakin day…  I should go for a run.

I didn’t – D179

13 Dec

Not my definition

My expectations are just to high right now.  I should not have expected myself to get back to running this week.  But of course I did and here is it, Thursday afternoon, and I have only run once.  In all likelihood I will not be able to fit a run in tomorrow or Saturday; maybe Sunday afternoon but honestly I doubt it.  I am disappointed but I need to cut myself a little slack right now.  I turned my grades in on time, I got my bid set out to my team by the deadline and I finished teaching  all my classes.  I have checked all the major items off my list – now I can get back to working out.