And now my brain is dead. There was one job that looked really exciting and a bunch of HR jobs. I went through Monster, Linked In and Career Builder. I need to look at what jobs are showing in the Washington Post but I may have run out of steam for the day. 3 months ago
How I did it: I checked all the local bike stores to compare availability. I looked at price, model, year, features. I found a nice Specialized for $1200 at the first and knew Specialized was a good brand. I kept looking since I was buying for my first triathlon and didn't know if I'd use the bike often. I went to the large sporting good store to look and found a prior year's model Trek for $700. It was basically the same as the Specialized so I bought it. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
For being able to sleep in today since I’m feeling sickly. I think it helped.
For a fresh snow to wake up to, all white and lovely.
For getting in my Insanity and cardio workouts, both low intensity so as to help me getting better.
For a brisk walk with the dog in the sunshine and snow. 3 months ago
I’ve moved to 1817 and moving into ValJean’s next life. 3 months ago
I meant to do the Pure Cardio/Cardio Abs today and skip the Cardio Recovery because I’ve done it more. However, I’ve been feeling on the edge of a head cold and decided to go with the less intense workout to keep on track. The yoga moves are getting easier but I still have a hard time holding the squat and lunge positions statically. I’m just happiest to have stayed on it and I hope I feel better tomorrow. 3 months ago
Last night, I got a reminder of how much gets lost in the translation of text messages. I was talking to Mk via a Skype video chat. This is the first time we’d actually “talked” in a while and it was because of a misunderstanding regarding the statement “we need to talk.” For me, it meant we need to have a serious conversation about something which might be uncomfortable. For him, it meant we need to have a verbal conversation either by phone or in person. The fact that neither of us realized the other had a different expectation of what should happen when Mk said that meant that we had several awkward moments over the last few weeks. For as much as I love real time access texting provides, it’s also tricky. And if it’s the main means of communication in a relationship, one must keep that in mind. 3 months ago
For getting up before 8 and getting in my Insanity workout.
For my informational interview going well and having a recommendation for another.
For seeing my aunt today since her office was just down the street. She was surprised and glad to see me. We exchanged numbers and are talking about dinner and catching up.
For the first time I wore my custom made suits. It gave me a little extra confidence. 4 months ago
The informational interview went so very well! I left with the promise of a referral to the DC affiliate and an offer to share my résumé with the HR department. She said I would make a good clinic manager, which I find surprising yet interesting. We had a great talk and I feel energized. More excited than ever to get started. 4 months ago
Done. Back on the wagon. Every day I get just a little more energy and strength. The basketball drill section of this workout still sucks. I have to go at a much slower pace on a lot of stuff, but that’s what keeps me going. If I tried to keep up, I’d probably fall over in exhaustion 10 minutes in. 4 months ago
I took the day off. I just didn’t want to get out of bed (not doing well on that respect). And given having to get into to DC today and the Rotary meeting. I focused on working on stuff for tomorrow’s interview. I took a sleep aid tonight and plan to be asleep before 11 and then I’ll get back with the program tomorrow. 4 months ago
For having an interview today. I don’t know how it went, but the first one is down.
For getting my informational interview scheduled for tomorrow! So nervous.
For dropping off my apartment application and hoping for the best, that I might have my own place furnished with my things by mid February.
For Tuesday evening Rotary and getting out of the house. It’s good to have some social time.
For AK being supportive and helping me work on what I need to say. 4 months ago
I may just do that now that I’m settling in DC. Good way to see a new part of the country :) 4 months ago
This one strikes close to the themes I see in the start of Les Miserables: How to treat the disease of poverty rather than its symptoms. I include it here but this one isn’t a TED Talk; it’s another think tank group which I adore and love to share.
Know who you are. Define yourself; don’t let others do it for you. Good thoughts. Important ones.
This one asks what a world would look like if everyone loved there job. It’s a good question and I would love to see it; am doing what I can to build it now.
For any one who has every been lost. For any one who has ever doubted they could. Watch this one.
http://liveyourlegend.net/ 4 months ago
Very cool TED Talk on how art is a part of our daily life, is what makes us human. It’s well presented and explained with a lovely string quartet piece in the middle to help illustrate the concepts.
For a very frustrating day seeming not so frustrating by the end of it. A good reminder to live in the moment and not worry so much.
For sunshine on an afternoon which had snow forecast.
For improvements on my Insanity Fit Test.
For a funny text from G, making me smile and reminding me not to worry about us.
For texting with my sister, getting caught up a bit in ways we’ve never done before.
For my drive into to DC which was mostly car free meaning I could relax and cruise.
For being able to review Ct’s statement of intent for her graduate school application. It was nice to be productive and of use to some one. 4 months ago
Yay! I had improvement across the board. I don’t know if it’s a lot or not but there was upward movement in the counts. Looking forward to the next fit test and more improvement.
Switch Kicks 90
Power Jacks 47
Power Knees 89
Power Jumps 25
Globe Jumps Skipped due to lack of space
Suicide Jumps 11
Pushup Jacks 10
Low Plank 38
Obliques 4 months ago
with the swimming. Triathlons are great and it’s awesome you want to do more than one. 4 months ago
For having an easy day in which I didn’t HAVE to do anything.
For more sunshine before the cold comes in tomorrow. AK and I walked the dogs and enjoyed the nice winter weather.
For a call from the property management company about my credit check. It came back clean and they really, really want me to submit an application for the apartment. It gives me hope.
For the Ravens beating the Patriots. I’m always glad to see New England lose.
For a long chat with Ct on Skype. I’ve been missing my friends from Korea and I’m glad I kept Skype up. 4 months ago
I’ve been thinking too much about future might have beens based on that which has already happened. Tonight, I’m wishing badly that I had stayed in Korea the extra year I was offered. Wishing that I had met G when he arrived in July and that we could have dated the normal way. That I could have worked with the awesome team that had come on board just as I was leaving. I’m feeling melancholy about the might have beens and the things which might not happen now because of the choices I made.
I know a lot of it is because there’s not a lot going on in my now. The repetition of looking for jobs and tweaking résumés and cover letters every day which only takes up a small portion of my day is dragging me down. I’m so glad I have AK but I’m missing the inter-connectivity which come from working in an office and seeing many different people daily.
I’m lonely… 4 months ago
I’m not as sore as I expected to be. I’m actually feeling the pushups in my tris more than anything in the ab region. It was nice easy day which included a short walk with the dogs again to enjoy the nice weather (it’s supposed to get very cold tomorrow). I’m looking forward to getting the Fit Test results. 4 months ago
I feel pretty good about how this week went. I had a couple of off days but those days were more because I’m not doing well regulating my schedule and didn’t actually have an easy place to insert an extra tooth brushing.
Since this is going well but is being affect by my sleeping in, I’ve decided to move on to habit #2 for the year: normalizing my sleep schedule. I want to have 6-7 hours of sleep each day and I need to be out of bed by 6 each morning, possibly earlier once I start working again.
Week 1 – Get out of bed by 6 AM regardless of amount of sleep (Jan 21-27)
Week 2 – Be asleep by midnight every night (Jan 28 – Feb 3)
Week 3 – Stop with the electronics by 11 PM (Feb 4 – 10)
Week 4 – Be asleep by 11 PM every night (Feb 11 – 17)
I’ll start with that schedule and then see if I need to keep at it for the last 2 weeks of February or if I’m ready to move on to another habit. 4 months ago
Two weeks of success even with the knee pain. I’m very happy with that. I also still am not adding in the Insanity work outs (with which my totals would be 3,235 calories for the week). Looking forward to another week of success.
TC #1 – 476 Cals
TC #2 – Tuesday morning (SKIPPED)
TC #3 – Wednesday morning (SKIPPED)
TC #4 – 184 Cals
TC #5 – 500 Cals
TC #6 – Saturday some time
Dog Walk #1 – 85 Cals
Dog Walk #2 – 106 Cals
Total – 1352 Cals4 months ago
For another lovely sunshiny day! I was able to get in another walk with the dog.
For a tasty Southern style dinner with AK’s pulled pork. I bought cinnamon applesauce, potato salad and bread pudding to go with. Yum!
For my mail arriving from my mom. It contained a long, long awaited T-shirt.
For a late afternoon nap.
For getting up before 9 for the first time in over a week. 4 months ago