wa hey! it’s finished!
I thought I had ~15 more lessons, but those turned out to be culture notes from the booklet that accompanies the hard copy.
on to Phase 2 of Pimsleur Chinese.
still (still still) need to sit down to some character study, but definitely appreciating the oral/aural learning.
youch my legs are feeling it this morning. I was all excited b/c the last couple days my glutes have been telling me they got a real workout last week. Today I’m feeling less of the ‘my muscles have gotten a workout’ feeling and more a serious discomfort in the way of agonized ‘how could you torment me in this fashion’ deep fatigue-y ache and it’s my quads mostly with a bit in my calves. Maybe I pounded the pavement harder today? I think I went pretty well overall and in terms of working on pushing from legs and hips instead of upper body, but I didn’t get into that wonderfully flow-y/glidey feeling run really. I took a side trip to loop through a park that has some ally-oops (how /do/ you spell that?) – quick up-and-down’s – and the walks there were all tile – maybe that affected things? or it could just be the more running. Now I’m trying to decide if I need to leave an extra day for my legs to rest, or if I can aim to go again on Wednesday. Guess I’ll see.
oh, and the ‘people’ note – I was out on the road 5 minutes earlier than last time and for some reason, there were a lot more cars and people out today – not even the excuse of the turn of the month… maybe just the Monday thing. I really do need to try for closer to 6 than 6:30. But the sunshine with the turn of the season has been soooo nice. ahhhh. here’s to the mysteries, small and big, of tomorrow.
oh, and feeling lovely and wide awake (other then the ow-my-legs! feeling), just in time to shower, do some schoolwork and then go teach
so… I missed Tuesday… and Wednesday… and Thursday…
made it out this morning though
and early enough to go on the streets, roaming about. Had to retrace a bit at the end, but finished on the road past the veggie stand again – picked up peppers, cucumbers, broccoli (ish), tomatoes.
Started the day out well – even made it to the bank and out before lunch (miracle!)... don’t quite have the work in the bag, but it started well. :) and it’s not over yet.