Saturday, January 19, 2008

17 miles

Whew! I ran 17 miles this morning. Actually, I'm not exactly sure about the distance but I ran 2 hours and 42 minutes. I probably didn't quite make the 17 because I was running fairly slowly toward the end. It was hard. It made me realize that I'm going to need to put forth a little more effort into my training. I make sure that I run when I'm supposed to but lately since I've been getting out of bed a little late I haven't always run quite as long as I should. I also need to make sure I get the right nutrition. I still think I can do it but it's probably going to be a little harder than I had been thinking.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm back

I've decided to open my blog back up. Not that it really matters because there aren't any readers out there except for Julie. I was feeling a little self-concious about what I've written but I guess it really doesn't matter too much, does it?

About 9 years ago when I was teaching school I hated Mondays. Sunday nights were probably even worse because of the dread of the next morning. That teaching job was really awful and I don't want to talk about that but I was thinking this morning that I like Mondays now. I get to send the girls off to school, my husband off to work and though I still have two kids at home, it feels like my little break from the week. Weekends are definitely not my time off. I don't tend to cook very much but taking care of the kids is always rougher on the weekends. They go crazy, especially on Sundays. They tend to get so silly and giggly. There's part of me that wonders why it irritates me so much. Shouldn't I be laughing at their goofiness instead of wanting to spank them? I really need to "Chill Out!" like my dad often tells me to do.

Same, same?

I'm a little surprised by this but it's also so hard to answer those questions completely accurately. Sometimes these quizzes make me feel like I don't know myself because I'm often not sure how to answer them.

You Are 50% Left Brained, 50% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.