Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Random Update

Running Update

So we're less than a week away from marathon training season. It's officially time to get back to real running. I have found that if I don't pay someone for my work-outs they just don't happen or they're just half-ass running weeks. This week is no different. I'm really hoping tomorrow I come to my senses. I'm blaming my need to study for this laziness. Woo!Hoo! it's finally time.


The attempt to online date has been a bit different to say the least. I swear these people just want some e-mail buddies to play on their crackberries with while in meetings. Way too much back-and-forth for me. I'm a very direct straight to the point kinda gal. Funny I stated just that in my profile. Maybe these people are really busy but wow, this is a little more time consuming for my liking. I know what you're thinking did you think it would be easy? No I didn't, but come on how difficult is it to decide if you want to meet a person for a cup of coffee. If they don't thrill you over the first 2 e-mails let it go. Now with all of that said...I have some plans with one of those boys that I think if anything will be a cool guy to know. Also, for the record this hasn't been a complete waste of time I've met some other potential boys through my friends. We shall see.

BTW- 2 1/2 weeks until vacation...I so need a break!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Ms. Impatience

Well, I've joined the blackhole of dating...online dating that is. I think they should call it online surfing or lurking or something because dating is a strong term, and at the rate my winks aren't being returned it's really just online surfing for me. Don't get me wrong a freak from the Bronx e-mailed me some love letter that is for sure a cut & paste routine that he sends to tons of women. I figure he's either looking for a green card or a sugar momma. Keep in mind my profile states I'm looking in a 20mile radius of Austin, ages 30-39. I guess men really are optimistic. My other peeve with this b.s. is those that don't post a picture. Do they really think I'm going to waste time on their profile? I delete those immediately. The majority of the profiles are the same so to keep me from going cross-eyed I get rid of the boys with no pic. I just don't get that one at all. Oh, yeah, they've winked at me too. I must confess I'm a tad shallow...if I don't think you're cute I'm just not interested.

With all of the above said I have since joined 2 other dating sites/surfing sites...I refuse to lose this bizarre game! I will find someone cute/interesting to go on a date with before I go on vacation next month!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Comfort Zone

More like getting out of the comfort zone. I have moments when I wonder if I've completely lost my mind. For instance, I'm getting up at 4:30am on a Saturday to do a long run. Getting up at 4:30am on a work day is bad enough but a Saturday. Yes, I signed up for this torture.

A few weeks ago my good friend, Joanne, came down for her first visit to Texas. I'm happy to report she survived the Tex-ass heat. Anyway, I adore her, she totally motivates me. She's one of those people that has more than 24 hours in her day, seriously! Well we spent a day brainstorming and goal setting, yes, we found this to be fun. We've been keeping up with each other and our goals on a weekly basis via e-mail. We talk a few times a month to go over everything. The majority of my goals are to keep me on track with what I really want out of my life and a few lofty items on the list are starting to stretch the comfort zone...

One of the minor things I listed on my goal list was to e-mail Steve, head coach of Rogue, my running group. I really want to get faster and qualify for Boston. Well, I have officially signed up for Steve's Performance Project Group. I'm scared and excited out of my mind. For starters- I'll have a cute coach yelling at me and I have to report my progress to this cute guy. Not to worry he's taken by another cute girl. Eye candy is always good. The downside of this "project" is I will be sprinting at 5:30am on Tues/Thurs. I guess I will finally start working out in the mornings. I am also going to be the slowest in this group. Steve already confirmed this fact with me. I've never been the fastest or the slowest but I guess somebody has to be the caboose.

The larger goal for my August list is to get myself in the dating world. Ok, there are some things I'm not great at in life, but who really cares...then there are some things I flat out SUCK at...this would be dating. I can't tell you how nervous I get on dates...to get around this I dated a few of my friends...this proved to be disastrous on many levels. To deal with my fears head on i've decided on Monday (give me my weekend, ok!) to join the land of online dating. I'm very excited about the unknown, the possibilities and the stories that are sure to come of this...I'll keep you posted.

I needed to accomplish something this month before I report to Joanne via phone. E-mail you can get away with more the phone not so much...