Friday, April 10, 2009

I WANT to be a runner.

I suck. I suck. I suck.

Alright, now that THAT'S out of the way I can continue blogging like a seemingly normal and productive child. Actually that's not true because you see, I kind of/sort of/maybe skipped my Medieval Lit class to write a paper. I know, I'm a bad person. Roomie justified it for me by saying that we shouldn't have had to do anything today because it's Easter Monday. I must once again thank my Roomie for never failing to provide me with logic; even if it's just encouraging my bad behavior!

But yes, Easter weekend has come and gone in the blink of an eye! Although I was only home for two days, I had a really good time anyway. I ended up getting to see both sides of my family which was kind a treat within itself. I've always been the type that has always been strongly connected to my family and try to attend any of the functions as often as I can. And why wouldn't I want to? Typical characteristics of a LaForge and/or Merkle party include intense laughing out the wazoo, lots of tasty foodstuffs and just a general feeling of happiness. As much I hate to word it like this, family parties are one of those times where everyone forgets the animosity, forgets the hardships of the past and, even if it's just for that day, forgives each other. Guess I'm just one of those ole' fashioned "EVERYONE SHOULD BE HAPPY AND GET ALONG" types. It never hurts to have optimism!

As for Easter presents? I told my mom I didn't want anything, you know, considering the fact that I'm 20 and everything. However, she bought me a few little things from Walmart anyway. What did I tell you mommmmm?!?! Haha, it's all good though. I received a tank top (with lips all over it? LOL), two boxes of Crystal Lite packets and a bag of peanut M&M's. Oh dearrrrr. As much as I would love to trust myself having those lovely candies in my room, I don't. I'm going to have to get rid of them somehow but that shouldn't be that hard considering I live on a college campus for grape's sake.

So I have a bunch of homework to take care of (including homework for counseling!), clothes to put away and all that jazz and what am I doing instead? Blogging and reflecting upon the fact that my Cashew Cookie Larabar says I should have eaten it back in December. Ooooooops. It still tastes pretty good to me though so I think I'm good!

On Saturday I was talking to Cate (my sister) about running at the gym. She proceeded to tell me how she's been improving her endurance/running skills, similar to how I've been doing. Long story short, we made something of a decision to train well enough to be able to run some kind of long distance race towards the end of the summer. The aspect of such a thing seems both really scary and really exciting at the same time. It's going to be a lot of research, a lot of persistence and A LOT of work but I want to do it. There's a possibility I might not be able to do it; I'm sure as hell willing to try though. My stats are of a runner wannabe at said point. At the gym this morning I managed almost 3 solid miles in about 35 minutes. I definitely need work. Looking back I realize that I don't pace myself properly, which is a BIG deal. I've started looking around google for help on the proper way to go about this but if someone does happen to read this and has some good advice for me I would much appreciate it!

Upon searching around the blogworld I've realized that I would like free samples of stuff! (Randommmmmmmmmmm) That's the selfish brat in me talking, by the by. I've always been a free sample kind of girl, even back when I was younger. Who doesn't love a good free sample though right?? Yeah, whatever this is right here kind of turned into a commercial break in a sense. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming!

Unnecessary lalala-ing, I need to go forth and try to be productive! Until next time <3>