Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What did I do to this blog?

I'm changing the focus of this blog from running to the EXAM .
The deadline is Feb 12, 2007.
-2 months-
  • I currently have 2 books that I'm supposed to go through..both from Kaplan (which prides itself to be the best for this kind of test). I've devided the first one into Math & English then subdivided everything into chapters.
  • This week, Dec 11-17, I set my goal to cover all Math (4 chapters).
  • Then, the goal is to take one full practice exam on Saturday (3 3/4 hours?).

Now...I've set the goal alright...but it's already Tuesday and I haven't strated on the problems for the first chapter, "Problem Solving" (50 problems). I seem to be either lazy or unmotivated. I need almost 2 hours to go through them. I shouldn't feel the pressure just yet. There IS time! Time..is on my side/Yes it is! :)

***I shouldn't forget that if I finish 1 book in 2 weeks...then I have ALL the time in the world to finess anything that needs finessing. I can actually think about having a margin for error (1 extra week).

***I really have to move my a__ and study in December! I'll feel so much better knowing I have done so much already:)

***Lol, my biggest issue is stress:). I'd rather (unconsciously) not think about the BIG EXAM then take small, baby steps...sweet, calming, good steps towards studying for it. IT'S ONE STEP at a time.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Sweet thoughts..

I've been running a bit, but really not pushing myself. I guess I am not used to bad weather running. I am more into bad weather couch-potatoing;)))), a habit that I struggle to give up.

I find myself thinking about an Energizer Bunny..but just occasionally... who knows where he is? Maybe flying to some distant corner of the US..maybe partying with a stranger (who's never gonna be more than a stranger), late at night, in a bar somewhere...shining, as usual...

Yesterday I studied a bit...it seemed to go fine (as in "too easy"), which is deceiving. The exam is 3 months away.

***At least I caught up with other people's blogs--always nice, interesting and adventurous lectures for the bored and blue spirit.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Back to running

I will run today. I can't wait..I am REALLY missing it.

I will try to stay away from asphalt surfaces and run on grass. No tilting forward...I will stretch before and after ( with some Bikram yoga...hehe...while all exercises look beautiful, some are quite unattainable for me right now in terms of flexibility:)

Later on I'll keep moving -on the dance floor, baby! Isn't that the best workout ever? Dancing for 2 hours straight:)

--PS: I've been slacking at both running and studying for the exam. My bad. Tomorrow -50 problems

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Advice on back pain, anyone?

Ok. I run yesterday, this time close to my house. I didn't feel like driving to the Community Center. It was dark already.

I managed ~1.25 miles again...I can't seem to go past this point yet. I should really go back to a schedule (not skipping so many days). About half-way in the run, I stopped to catch my breath for a minute...I almost threw up near a fence. Hehe! But I felt better soon and started running.

Now here's my dilemma: when I run, I feel great! Afterwards, 24/7 I have this constant back pain. I feel it all the time, when I sit for 8 hours at work, when I drive but mostly when I am in bed (shouldn't I feel comfortable at least then?). No matter how I toss and turn, my lower back seems to have a mind of its own. Is this something normal?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pink ribbon

A girl I knew from work, about my age, passed away from breast cancer today.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Saturday run ended at Oktoberfest

Running update:
This Sat at 6:30pm I went for a run around the Recreation Center.
I run for ~1 mile and walked the rest .25. Good news: no back pain afterwards (endorphines, of course). However I was out of breath and pretty sore.

Next (well, in a couple of hours)...I ended up at Oktoberfest, at the Detroit Zoo.

For $5 we got access to the world of dark/light beer, German food, huge TVs and anxious Tigers fans-all in a big, white tent.
Go Tigers!

***Afterwards we went to a local club and saw one of the actors from "Fashion House." He's so cute! I guess he was in town for the Yankees-Tigers game:)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pain in my back already?

I've had the pleasure of visiting some very interesting blogs, mixing poetry/ prose with running (one that stuck with me, due to its unusual name, was "A blog about nothing"). I'm all for that mix!

I've done more studying than running these past few days. I have found excuses..the weather, the cold, my fatigue after work. The main thing actually has some truth to it...my BACK has hurt after the last run. How can this be? I'm 25, in good shape, never had back problems, my shoes are comfortable, I have acceptable posture...But the pain in my back has been so bizarre and persistent! I feel it sometimes in the bone, other times in the muscles. It is pretty hard to sit for 8 hours..I am far from complaining...just wondering why this is happening:) And whether I should run or not. I want to and I think I will, since it's sunny today.