Friday, November 25, 2011

Something New

As some of you may have (but most likely didn't) noticed, I've given my little blog a nice change in layout. I enjoyed the last layout and did spend a fair amount of time making it all come together, but it was feeling stale and boring. So, something new. Again, this means that past entries may now make less sense (if the formatting didn't follow), and for that, I apologize. But I think you'll find this new layout easier to read and navigate.

I've no place for this picture anymore, but I'm happy to have used it for awhile.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thoughts on Awesome Single Guys

So, I seem to know a plethora of fantastic guys...who are single....

...this is a mystery to me. Because for the most part I know how awesome they are. And that they deserve to be with girls who are equally awesome.

Oddly enough, while I do have some equally awesome girlfriends who are single, they never seem to be in the same place as the awesome guys. And I'm really not friends with as many awesome single women as awesome single men. And often it seems like even when they are in the same place, they just can't see what I see.

Sometimes, because I'm friends with so many awesome single guys, I wish for one second that I could make a million copies of myself and give one to each guy that I think is awesome so that I could make them all happy. Because I feel like I recognize how awesome they are and how much they deserve to be happy.

I realize that that probably sounds insanely self-centered and conceited. As if I would really be able to make most of them happy. And I have no way of knowing whether I would make most of them happy. I probably wouldn't. Not to mention that I probably wouldn't be happy, as I have no desire, even hypothetically, to be with more than one particular man. But I want them to be happy.

Anyway, I've just been more aware than usual this week of the many awesome guys I know out there. I know many of you are probably happy and content being single, but from the perspective of a girl who's not very good at staying single and doesn't really like to be single, I hope you all find someone perfect for you sooner rather than later.

*Note: awesome is intentionally my word of choice here. While it is morphed it a somewhat meaningless and open-ended word, because of that openness that it now has it fits with the general group of men that I'm talking about. These men aren't necessarily awe inspiring, but they are still awesome in that general sense.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Not the most consistent run...

For all that I go running about once every nine days with varying results, today I felt ridiculously out of shape on my run. Obviously, I'm not an overly consistent runner, so I can't claim to deserve to be in shape, but really? I've run for longer than thirty minutes in the past few weeks in one stint without any troubles. Why so much pain this go around?

Perhaps it was because I was running in my normal running shoes as opposed to my five fingers (which I normally run in).

Perhaps it was because I've mostly been running inside in a warm(ish) room and today I ran outside in cool weather (not that cold, but cool). (Although, the last time I ran it was windy and I was outside and I didn't seem to have any problems.)

Perhaps it was because I felt slightly sick prior to running and have maybe been slightly dehydrated lately. (Note to self: drink more water.)

Whatever the reason, I got about four minutes into my run, stretched, ran for another three minutes, had a stitch in my side, walked, ran for another three minutes and a half minutes, walked, ran for another four and a half minutes, walked, ran for twelve minutes, walked some more, and finished off thirty minutes of running before walking home. That's rough. Not good.

So, I'm determined to attempt to run more often. To try and gain some consistency in my running.

And on a fun and exciting note, I found out today that my mother and sister will most likely be walking the Indy 500 Mini Marathon. :) Hooray!