Saturday, August 19, 2006

Happy Saturday.


Well, today I had a most fabulous day. I slept in until 9am...upon waking, drank some coffee and took my dogs for a walk. Then I got home and worked on my Anne Frank book for a while. I then decided that it was time for some new running shoes...and, in light of the fact that I got a new iPod Nano with my new computer, I thought, well I may as well go ahead and get all of the Nike-compatible gear that goes along with it. So I took myself to the mall...a story in and of itself...and bought some new shoes and an armband that my Nano goes into. For any of you out there that enjoy running and like to know different "stats" regarding your running workouts, this is the sweetest set-up ever.

First of all, you enter your weight and do some fancy calibration with the iPod, then you go for your run. This nice lady talks to you a few times during your workout to tell you how fast you are going and how long you've been gone and, at the end, it shows your distance, time, time per mile and calories burned. It is quite possibly the COOLEST thing I've encountered all week. I highly reccomend it. The best part of it is that I learned that I've been running about a mile longer than I thought I had been and my time is so much better than I thought it would be. I seriously thought I was running 10 minute miles...turns out I am running 8 minute miles (of course, being the person that I am, I am relatively convinced that there may be something wrong with either the chip in my shoe or my iPod since I don't think I'm really running that fast). I don't know what it is about new gear, but it always makes me feel re-excited to be active.

In addition to this, I have had a resurgence of creativity. I don't know where it's come from, but I have gotten into a serious groove with my work again...and I am really excited about where my projects are going. This is the first quarter I have really brought my "painterly" style into any of my projects...I'll post some more pics soon of the pieces I've done for my Anne Frank book and my personality conflict poster for Anne's class.

7 comments:

minus five said...

running is for sissies. i say sit on your ass, drink coke and smoke cigarettes.

MCALDWELLC said...

well, look where sitting on your ass, drinking cokes and smoking cigarettes got you...stranded in Georgia for another day without hair products.

minus five said...

i'll let you win this round. just because that was actually funny.

k said...

9am is "sleeping in" on a Saturday?

k said...

!

MCALDWELLC said...

well......lately, yes.....plus, I have dogs that DEMAND that I get up to walk them or else I find little "treasures" in my apartment.

k said...

Ohhh...