Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's Been Seven Months

And I'm actually doing less than week 1 of the Couch to 5k.  I'm not sure if that's why I lost momentum with blogging; actually I think it had more to do with math being hard.  I had a class with long reports and a class with a lot of math.

Winter had hard classes too.  The hardest math class I've ever taken, covering partial differential equations, a class with computer programming and reports, and another class with reports.

Which brings me to now.  Since I mentioned running...  I left a note in my calendar to tell me to buy new running shoes if I was still running in April - running shoes don't last forever, and I guesstimated that I'd be about due to start alternating, or I'd have given up entirely.  Instead, I was still plugging away at run/walk intervals.  So I've started seeing a physical therapist and doing all kinds of goofy exercises that are supposed to improve (and already have, I think) the stability in my ankles.  He told me today that I could start increasing my volume some, and I'm probably near the end of the protocol.

The most important thing in my life, though, is I'M ENGAGED!
http://marathoncontraspie.blogspot.com/

I haven't gotten save-the-date cards out yet, and I don't think I've invited everyone I want to via Facebook.  So if you haven't been invited, it doesn't mean you haven't been invited, it means I'm a bit scattered.

I was admitted to UW as a real graduate student not too long after my last blog entry.  That meant writing a real study plan, and finding out when I'll finish my degree.  March 2013, unless something happens to change that.  After that...  I might move, and drag Adella with me.  Or, more preferably, I may catch up with her in Bellingham.  Since I want us to be together, I want us to get married, and I want my friends and family to be able to come, Adella and I realized we were just about out of lead time, and I figured I'd better propose before I lost my chance to do it and we were already planning the wedding.  So I did.  In the dining room, in the morning.  On April 1st, no less, but as Adella can attest, I don't necessarily know what I'm doing yet in the morning, so I didn't realize that it was perhaps an odd date for a proposal.  Regardless, today's not April 1st, and neither of us have backed out.  It's on.

Also: need a job for the summer.

No promises not to wait seven months to do this again.  But I don't think that effects whether or not my friends and family read it, and let's be real about who actually follows me.