Bridge to 10k: Week 2, Day 1

So I decided to go running after doing some application stuff; after we talked. Then I decided I didn’t want to go. Then I decided I’d better go. They were three separate, confident decisions and we can both admit it’s very surprising that the ‘run’ choice won.

So I did the thing (15 minute run, 1 minute walk x 3), and it was good. I can feel myself getting stronger with every run. 

48 minutes, 4.24 miles.

I really hope I get that job at the letterpress shop. I’m still thinking about it. I feel nervous in advance. I have applied for dozens of jobs but there’s only a couple that I sincerely would enjoy, and this is number one on that list. A girl can dream.

I love you. I don’t want to wait to get your mail. Just hand deliver it, thanks. You know I’m impatient. 

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I don’t hate it here.

Bridge to 10k: Week 1, Day 4
Okay, so yesterday I didn’t run. But I made up for it right now, and I got my four runs in for the week-and a very delightful bike ride. Five days of sweaty physical activity, several job applications and an interview have helped to make my week feel wonderfully productive.
Run recap: It’s unbelievably hot. I went out of my way to step on two very crunchy leaves. I wore Pizza John.
Week 1 numbers because you like numbers because you are a dork:

Week One — 4x (10 min run, 1 min walk) 
Day 1: 4.0 miles* (11:08 pace)
Day 2: 4.01 miles (10:59 pace)
Day 3: 4.0 miles* (11:26 pace)
Day 4: 3.97 miles (11:05 pace)

Please send the caramel cups ASAP. That shirt looks good on you, but I bet it’d look better on my floor. And yes, we will always have Dearborn. 
I’m going on a boat tour now, because Halifax. Wish you were here.
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Bridge to 10k: Week 1, Day 4

Okay, so yesterday I didn’t run. But I made up for it right now, and I got my four runs in for the week-and a very delightful bike ride. Five days of sweaty physical activity, several job applications and an interview have helped to make my week feel wonderfully productive.

Run recap: It’s unbelievably hot. I went out of my way to step on two very crunchy leaves. I wore Pizza John.

Week 1 numbers because you like numbers because you are a dork:

Week One — 4x (10 min run, 1 min walk) 

  • Day 1: 4.0 miles* (11:08 pace)
  • Day 2: 4.01 miles (10:59 pace)
  • Day 3: 4.0 miles* (11:26 pace)
  • Day 4: 3.97 miles (11:05 pace)

Please send the caramel cups ASAP. That shirt looks good on you, but I bet it’d look better on my floor. And yes, we will always have Dearborn. 

I’m going on a boat tour now, because Halifax. Wish you were here.

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Today: Bicycle adventures with a Fox. Homemade Oreos wanted. 4 miles in the morning. Pizza now.

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Faking Adulthood & Door-to-Door Salesmanship

I didn’t see your posts until a couple of hours ago; I’m sorry you had A Day. I want to live near you so I can play with your hair, and work with you exclusively so I can eat your food. Give and take. You are wife material, through and through-I’ll just have to remember to stock up on bed sheets. 

I applied for a bunch of jobs this morning, and went to an interview this afternoon for a company that had the vaguest website I have ever seen. They contacted me through a career website I posted my resume on, so I didn’t feel any pressure at all. I think I nailed it. That said, I don’t want the job at all*. Hopefully I’ll hear back from a place I am more interested in soon. 

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Oh yeah, and I just ran (B210k W1D3). I don’t think I’ve ran two days in a row since April, and now I remember why. I rolled my ankle on a manhole cover. I did bad. 

Meet me at the Food Truck Party? 

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Bridge to 10k: Week 1, Day 2

I slept horribly and woke up while it was still dark out. I haven’t been sleeping very well at all since I moved here. I feel like my body never fully gets into a restful state. Perhaps I am part ninja. 

I bought insoles last week because walking the hills were doing some serious damage to my heels. I slipped them into my running shoes for the first time today. It actually helped a lot, and I think it might work to alleviate some hip pain that I’ve been having. I ran around the park again. I really love how close this park is to my house. Did I tell you there’s a little spot called The Oval that they turn into an ice rink in the winter? Adorable. 

I ran faster than Monday; I actually cleared 4 miles in the 44 minutes of intervals. I feel good about that. Now I’m going to walk to the Seaport Market and buy apples, honey, and garlic. Becca is at yoga. Unf. I feel an underlying anxiousness, but I am happy today. I thought you should know. 

I love you and miss you.

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Hi.

Becca is making me chili right now. The apartment smells like garlic. I think we might take a bus to the movies tonight. I’m not running. Like I told you, I decided I’m going to run Wednesday and Thursday, take Friday off and run on Saturday. I need to get back into the habit of running in the mornings; I will like that better long term. I think it will just be good to re-form some habits. 

Like today. Today I went to the library and revised my resume and made connections and applied for things and listened to music and felt very productive. I liked that. I think I’ll do that tomorrow, too. I also walked down to the bakery and got a loaf of bread and went downtown to the AGNS and got a membership. I think I signed up for every newsletter for every gallery in the city. I’m doing everything I can to get my foot in every door; and the more I think about it, and the more I look for jobs, the more confident I feel that inside a gallery is where I want to make a career for myself. I like feeling that confidence. 

Neek sent me a Cabbage Patch Kids stained glass window hanger thing in the mail. We keep sending it to each other. It won’t break. Sisterhood-of-the-Traveling-Stained-Glass-Window-Hanger.

Let’s address these pictures now, clockwise from the top left:

  1. Violette has four sons; this is why I’m not having kids.
  2. I woke up to this picture from Neek. Want/need.
  3. I don’t know how I became a resource for questions like this.

Alright, well, I hope you get your period soon. We can’t guarantee you’ll get a comforting peanut butter cup every day until then. Not even an oreo taco. In a perfect world.

I love you, godspeed, DFTBA, etc.

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Bridge to 10k: Week 1, Day 1

I’m sorry I’ve felt so far away the last few weeks. I know I’ve been busy and out exploring and getting to know my new home and finding ways to make it mine, and maybe avoiding sending out resumes because I’m stressed and afraid of the whole rigamarole of job hunting and interviews and I don’t really want to work at a call centre. 

I know you’re mostly okay. I know that if you weren’t okay you would tell me and I would say words that are mostly not helpful but you would appreciate my effort. I’m mostly okay too. I am glad you have females close to you and I’m happy that you adventure with people who you love.

I pickled some beets today. I have never done it before and had almost none of the materials I needed to actually pickle beets but I think they will be good. They have brown sugar and garlic in them so I think it’s a slam dunk regardless.

I also ran before dinner. I ran 4 miles (4 x 10 minute run with 1 minute walk). I went around the park three times and then through the neighbourhood. I may have been passed by a man running in cargo shorts and I may have rolled my ankle a little, but that’s neither here nor there. It was a good idea to have us do some running together for a little accountability. Last time we ran together I think you pooped in the woods. 

That’s all for tonight. I love you.

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Here is my face. Behind me is the cool girl art wall over our bed. It is all original work from different people and places that I love (Smoky Mountains, Nashville, London, Winnipeg, etc.). We have a great collection of small pieces of art. I bought this Indy Motor Speedway shirt today and I am in love with it. I am going to wear it for 30 days straight. It’s what Bizz would want.
I went for a five mile run around my neighbourhood and I still really like the coloured houses and I still really hate the hills. I asked a cute bearded man to please slow down while he walked because it was making me feel badly while I ran and barely kept up. He laughed. I will charm every last hipster in town. I feel happy tonight.

Here is my face. Behind me is the cool girl art wall over our bed. It is all original work from different people and places that I love (Smoky Mountains, Nashville, London, Winnipeg, etc.). We have a great collection of small pieces of art. I bought this Indy Motor Speedway shirt today and I am in love with it. I am going to wear it for 30 days straight. It’s what Bizz would want.

I went for a five mile run around my neighbourhood and I still really like the coloured houses and I still really hate the hills. I asked a cute bearded man to please slow down while he walked because it was making me feel badly while I ran and barely kept up. He laughed. I will charm every last hipster in town. I feel happy tonight.

So I put on my sports bra and running socks

and then fell asleep on the bed wearing just those things. I woke up bundled in a blanket and covered in drool. Then we ate pizza.

Went to the clinic today and got some things sorted out. Ran 5k through the city. Found a new park and a new brewery. Waited for her to finish class and walked home together. Now we’re eating lentil sloppy joes and watching zombies get curb stomped.
Baby steps to self-improvement.

Went to the clinic today and got some things sorted out. Ran 5k through the city. Found a new park and a new brewery. Waited for her to finish class and walked home together. Now we’re eating lentil sloppy joes and watching zombies get curb stomped.

Baby steps to self-improvement.

Tags: home halifax run
This handsome dude came to visit me this week, and drop off the rest of our things. 
He’s so cute. We said goodbye a few days ago, and he went farther east to drive along the Cabot Trail. So we met up with him once more for breakfast, and I had to say goodbye again. It was equally hard both times. Watching that man wipe tears from his face. He said it was his best vacation ever. Adorable. 
This week has been harder for me than the last. I suppose there were fewer distractions; fewer things to keep my mind busy. I have felt distant from people both physically and emotionally. I know I have to find things that will help me make this home.

This handsome dude came to visit me this week, and drop off the rest of our things. 

He’s so cute. We said goodbye a few days ago, and he went farther east to drive along the Cabot Trail. So we met up with him once more for breakfast, and I had to say goodbye again. It was equally hard both times. Watching that man wipe tears from his face. He said it was his best vacation ever. Adorable. 

This week has been harder for me than the last. I suppose there were fewer distractions; fewer things to keep my mind busy. I have felt distant from people both physically and emotionally. I know I have to find things that will help me make this home.

Today we ran some errands and decided on a whim to go have a picnic at Peggy’s Cove, which, as it turns out, is not the worst place to spend an afternoon. 

My dad is heading here tomorrow. He will probably get here Monday and I can’t wait to see his adorable bearded face.

Today we ran some errands and decided on a whim to go have a picnic at Peggy’s Cove, which, as it turns out, is not the worst place to spend an afternoon.

My dad is heading here tomorrow. He will probably get here Monday and I can’t wait to see his adorable bearded face.

Hierarchy of Needs

We finally got our bed this afternoon. When the bed dudes left, I went out for 4 miles of intervals and met the Fox on campus. We walked home and changed out of our sticky clothes (why are my clothes always so sticky here?) and ate chili. We made ourselves cute and went on a date to the AGNS, promptly followed by frozen yogurt. 

Truthfully, I am thinking about getting rid of my car and I’m trying to use it as little as possible while in the city. I am nervous about the ideal of feeling stranded in one spot, though I know it’s just in my head - but I really like how much I’ve been walking and exploring and really seeing this new place…and my bike will be here soon too. Plus, I just really can’t afford a car right now.