twenty-seven years invested.
categories: i'm going to..., running

so i completed 1/3 of my “i’m going to…’s” which is pretty ridiculous.  the 6 miles was easy mainly because of the EP5K event at the end of the week so it was given that i could complete that.  i can say one thing though, just doing another 5K – i know now that it’s doable and i can do a little more.  i remember the 10K being pretty killer but i’d really want to push myself into doing the half marathon next year.  i’d prefer to do it in houston because well…the terrain is flat for the most part.

i want the shirt.  haha, that’s what i really want.  it’s that sense of status knowing what you trained for and survived.  doing a marathon is pretty unreal to me right now because i am nowhere near that kind of shape but it’s a great test of your self will and drive to complete something on your own and you are your own opponent in finishing.  it’s just a clean shirt.  all i’m saying.

my next challenges:

i’m calling my…
i’m going to take a great photo
i’m going to learn a scale on the guitar

and raising me…
i’m going to run a 6mi run
i’m going save $300 in a month

categories: i'm going to..., ventilation

it’s one of those sleepless nights.  my schedule is outta whack.  eating pattern is flipped all around.  i need to get off my ass to exercise.  one thing i want to use this blog for is to make myself do things.  sort of a to-do list.  not necessarily an errand list, but i want to make it something where i have to accomplish a task for the week.  whether it be to meet a new person, shake a hand, read a chapter of a book, go see a foreign film, tell a friend a story, etc.

i think that’s what i want this year to be for me.  last year, i had a lot of firsts and i would say that in 2008, turning 25 was a milestone in my life and in that chapter, i had accomplished…more like crammed a lot of things in before i turned 25.  that’s a story for another day.

but like the portrait above, i see myself in this state of being borderline gray…  when i see gray, honestly i think it’s a great color but symbolically, i see it as a sign of monotony, routine, and predictable.  but on the other side of that white line, there’s a sense of vibrance and calmness at the same time.

i don’t ever want to get comfortable with life yet.  i feel that when you get comfortable, you lose motivation or for better words, content.  so i’m going to start off my “i’m going to’s” for the week.

i’m going to run at least 6 miles this week.
i’m going to take one great photo.
i’m going to learn one scale on the guitar.

think i can do this for 51 more weeks?  :-P