|A what? An update?
||[Apr. 26th, 2009|10:50 pm]
Something I've been meaning to do for ages, but, like so many others out there, the 140 characters of Twitter (www.twitter.com/lissyssil) are so much easier, and less time draining...|
Lots of things going on in my world. Some of you know that I moved out of the house that Theresa and I owned last November. Some of you also know that I'm going to a weekly anger management group. What some of you don't know is that I think it's working. When I combine that with the ridiculous increase in physical activity I've been experiencing (more on that shortly), I feel like I'm a more mellow guy, and life just seems... Easier, you know?
I dunno, maybe I've turned a significant personal corner in my life, maybe not, but only time will tell. And I have to say, things in the near future are looking up, for the most part. Theresa and I have, for the last few months, been bouncing back and forth about what to do about the house, since we're broken up, and not getting back together. Well, I finally "ran the numbers", and it turns out that I'll be able to afford to buy her out, and take over ownership. Woo hoo, no more renting a room in some stranger's house any more. I think I'll be back in the house June 1 or July 1, but don't have any expectation at this point in time, I'm just really looking forward to it.
I went on a date. About a month ago. It was meh-tastic. It was also incredibly stressful, though the entire lead-up to it was fine (MSN via Plenty of Fish) Well, there wasn't a lot of chemistry there, but holy coldness, after the date, the girl must have blocked me on MSN, because I never saw her online again. Oh well, maybe once I get back into my house again, I think about picking up the dating reins again, but until then, F-That. I'm having too much fun doing:
Badminton: The season is nearly over, but I have to thank my LJ-free friend Errol for this, he got me into badminton (for the first time in about 14 years) by inviting me to play one night with the Aylmer club, which I then promptly joined. I've been playing 2-3 hours, three times a week since then.
Running: I'm still contemplating how far to go with this one, but right now, I'm about to start week three of the Couch to 5K program that gets you running a 5K run in 12 weeks. I actually found week two to be easier than week 1, and hope that the same will happen in week 3. It's an Interval training program, intended to be used three times each week. I've downloaded podcasts of electronic music intended to provide suitable pacing for the intervals, and find them extremely useful.
Cycling: I said it in a comment in her livejournal, but I really do want to thank Gnat (gnat23 ) for unknowingly inspiring me to get on my bicycle and start trying to pull off some of the epicness that she does. I actually went as far as to re-tape my bars to provide me a constant reminder that I want to attain her level of uber, and I have to say, when I was slogging up that long hill at the 48km mark of my ride this morning, I looked down, saw this:
and DIDN'T give up on the haul. So, here in public, I'm saying "Thanks Gnat, you rock, and I owe you a guilt free beer!"
All-in-all, I feel good, I'm doing okay at work (though it's not inspiring me at the moment), and I think I'm looking forward to most of "life" nowadays. I just hope I can keep these endorphins coursing through my body!
1. You can find my cycling routes, with ridiculous amounts of telemetry at trail.motionbased.com, by filtering the TrailNetwork by my username, lissyssil.
2. I run a tally of all activities at www.mapmyfitness.com, but can't for the life of me figure out how to link it. From the looks of things, though, I've burned about 10K calories since the 10th of April. Go me! :)
Hope everyone else out there is doing well too!