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!
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.