Half Marathon is 61 days away

by agoodnow

The half marathon is only 61 days away.   Decided to bump up the training schedule a little.  Ran for 31 minutes tonight.  Felt good.  Was not tired and did not get tight.  With another 60 days to train, I think I might be able to break 2 hours.  I’m dedicating myself to this.  

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I need to work for myself.  It would make getting out of bed in the morning worthwhile.  Right now I’m just working for a paycheck.  A paycheck that affords me to lead a pretty decent lifestyle in Manhattan, but I do not feel like I am working toward anything bigger than what I’m doing now.  I need that motivation.  

A good buddy of mine was just recognized as the national sales rep of the year.  I was incredibly happy for him.  He certainly deserved it.  It also made me realize that my job does not have that form of recognition tied to it.  Not even a clear path of promotion.  I’m going to have to do something about that.

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I wrote a number of how much money I would save by not drinking. Well, I actually wrote out the numbers taking in the following factors:

Weekly drinks, cabs, late night food, and tipping.

Sunday Funday- $75

2 six packs- $22

One Irish Pub Happy Hour-$40

Night at Stumble Inn – $30 (this is on the low side, perhaps dollar beer night)

Weekend – $130

Cabs, food, ect. $50

Total for 2 months of not drinking: $2,600……That’s fucking scary.

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Jay is better than Conan.  He appeals to a broader base.  The whole 10 pm thing was the worst idea ever.     Conan is going to get paid $40,000,000 to NOT be the host of the Tonight Show.  I would take 1/40th of that to not work and be quite happy.  Let me hold my tears back while the millionaire talk show hosts bicker.

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My phone has become an adventure in technology.  The thing has  mind of its own at this point.  Today it went to silent mode on its own.  The alarm also did not work this morning.  Wonderful.

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I think I’m going to go one week without the following:

Facebook, the use of my cell phone outside of my apartment, or my blackberry.  I have way too much contact with technology.  I think it will be healthy to shed the constant communication that all of these mediums allow.

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I have now lost 4 pounds in the last 19 days.  I was expecting a lot more, but now my pants aren’t so tight. 

Feeling a little less fat everyday.