|Ginger and the fuzzy blanket--as long as I own pets, I will never own another fuzzy blanket again! I don't care how warm they are--they are hair magnets!|
I really need to be better at not procrastinating, but I have yet to figure out a way to refrain from doing so, especially when I have access to the playground that is the internet at my fingertips day in and day out. I've tried Chrome Nanny, and it works to a point--did you know that you can just open another browser, like Firefox, and get around it? It is the same with using the Pomodoro technique. I'm really good about following it for one pomodoro, and then the ticking tends to get relegated to background noise, and I'm back where I started....I will figure it out some day, and hopefully going on my Camino will help me to reset my priorities. *sigh* It is the one sin that I have to confess every time I go to Reconciliation. I know that it is better than coming up with new and ever more interesting sins each time, but it would also be nice to no longer have to confess this particular sin!
|This is what the blanket looked like before I washed it--but the washing didn't get all of the hair out. I think that this will be the "Hairy Blanket" from now on. Sometimes I want to look at my critters and tell them, "this is why we can't have nice things!!!"|
Lastly, I have not really trained for the last 4 weeks, running wise. This means that I'm still barely able to run 3 miles, when I should be running 10-12 miles on my long runs. If I don't get back in the habit of running soon, there is no way that I will be able to finish my Marathon in the middle of October. I talked to one of the experts in the running club, and he says that, as long as I can run about 20 miles in one stretch after I get back, I should be ok, since I will be hiking with a pack for 3 weeks straight. I've just kind of run out of steam these last few weeks, and it is really hard to get back in the groove. I don't want to need my runs like I did when I first got my divorce, but I need some other sort of motivation to keep it up. I need to work on that....
This is day 4 of the 7 day Challenge that Jennifer Fulweiler set up...Check out this link to see who else picked up the gauntlet!