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So I’m feeling much better this week. Not 100%, but I’ve been pretty happy with my runs and the fact that I’ve completed them. I know I’m not very fast, but I went from running 0 miles for 2 months to running 14 in 1 week without any issue. So that was really good. Today’s 3 mile run was really great. I have a 5 mile run tomorrow with intervals so that will be a bit rough.

I’ve been trained on a new task at work so I have new responsibilities, but I’m still not feeling fulfilled. And everywhere I look, everyone is getting jobs. I’ve slowed down in my applications so I need to get back to that, but I can’t help but be annoyed when I see people who are awful communicators and all together poor at their job getting better ones and raises. It just sucks. But complaining won’t get me anywhere. I need to be more proactive about my approach and spend more time writing cover letters instead of sitting on the couch.

As for eating better, we’re definitely working our way there. The more I exercise, the less crappy I want to eat. And I’ve been practically ravenous all week, which is awesome. We’ve slowed down a bit on our drinking too, which is good. It’s a slow process, but with longer runs and more training coming up, I know it’s going to slow down even more. But I’m glad that my long runs are on Saturdays so I can relax and have some beers on Saturday afternoon without feeling too guilty.

That’s all for now. There are weekly farmers markets on Tuesdays and Fridays and I’m going to try to make this a more common occurrence. Till next week!

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I haven’t blogged in a very long time, but I’m feeling the urge to be accountable to something and I figure that the internet will keep me honest. Moving to California, while an adventure, hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, and I’ve found myself angry, depressed, and sad more often than I’ve ever been. However, I’m tired of blaming circumstance for my situation, as I was an equal party in the marriage than moved me to California. Moving to California is harder than I realized, especially as I feel as if a lot of friends I had on the East Coast have not stayed friends and have turned merely into random Facebook acquaintances.

Nevertheless, it’s about time that I gave up on this bullshit. I’m old enough to stop being friends with those who don’t want to be my friend (although, it still hurts), and I need to move on and enjoy my time in California, since it’s already 1/4 over. I am using this space to discuss how I plan to retake control of my life, my eating, and my exercise habits, and hope that it makes me accountable to myself and to what I want to achieve.

So my goals are as follows:

1. Get a better job or get a raise at my current job. I took a work from home position to help take care of my dog when he was sick and as of today, I’ve now worked here for 1 year. I’m a contract employee, which makes me feel like a second-class citizen, but every time I get almost fed up with it, something happens that makes me feel as if I’m more wanted. But I would love to get a job so that my entire salary didn’t go towards paying my student loans.

2. Exercise more. I’ve been extremely lazy about this and I believe it is the major thing causing my sadness. I used to work out 3-5 days a week, and since moving here, I’ve done a whole lot of nothing. I’m signed up to run two half marathons in October and just started my training this week. I hope to keep myself accountable on here, with nike+, and my Garmin.

3. Eat better. This is connected to #2, but I need to be better, I get lazy (because I’m not being active) and then I eat bad. I’ve also been enjoying too many brews. It’s too easy to break open a beer or a bottle of wine after work and I always end up imbibing too much. My goal is not to quit drinking, but to be smarter about it and only drink when I’m not training the next day. 

My plan is to update this about once a week, discussing training, eating, and job searching. I hope this isn’t the only post I write. See you this weekend.

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I am escalating today’s first post into a theme for the day. Today is officially Happy Charts Day. Nothing but the happiest, most sparkling charts! Nothing depressing or morbid or snarky. Just straight happy, right to the vein. WHEEEEE.

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surpassingsolitude:

Because everyone needs a gif of David Tennant dressed like this.

surpassingsolitude:

Because everyone needs a gif of David Tennant dressed like this.

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deardarkness:

Wallace Wells appreciation post.

Along with Kim, the best thing about this movie. 

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thesoccerstuff:

LOOOL. Picture of the tournament. 

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