One of the key things in goal setting is to tell people what you are planning on doing. I've decided to run a half marathon. I have often thought about it before but never truly set up plans to make it happen.
Some classmates made it known they were planning on running a half in December. I thought, if they could, so then could I. Subsequently, I told my roommate my plans. Then I told the classmates my plan. And then I texted my sister because let's face it my sisters are my biggest influence. And she said she would train with me, 1400 miles away.
Really that just got me more excited and more determined. So then I talked to my Texas family about it. And then they told another individual my age who is now planning on running it with me when he moves here in August. Then I posted a link on Facebook to both my sisters pages to tell them to pick a half in Cali in nov/dec.
Now I'm telling all of you my plans to run in Shiner, Texas on December 16, 2012. Basically, my goal has been glabalized and I cannot back down.
Now that I have all the time in the world, it is so easy to work out and consume more protein and less processed food. But I worry that as soon as football two a days start, training will slow down or cease and fast food will become easier to pick up on the way home.
After two weeks of committed training I already feel better and I'm still excited to run and workout but I worry I will soon dread long run days.
But worrying will get you nowhere: do not worry about tomorrow for we know not what tomorrow brings.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It has come to that point of my life when I need to figure out the next step. I like this process because it means I get to plan. I can start making pros and cons lists, update my resume, research different schools and job opportunities, think about where I want to live. It's ironic because even though I want to move back home to California, I also keep looking for jobs in Texas. There is a slightly higher chance of getting a job that will pay more. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in my profession for the money. It's just the sooner I pay off my school loans, the sooner I can just start traveling. Who needs to be tied down? But making these plans is also so nerve-racking. What if I'm not good enough to actually have a big girl job? What if I'm doomed to spend the rest of my life at a place I only slightly like? What if I pick the wrong place? What if I never pay off my school loans? Every time I think about money I get an awful sensation in the pit of my stomach. I really just want to marry rich so I don't even have to think about it. But that would be a cop out. And us Read's are made of stronger stuff then that.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The UEFA Euro Cup has been on ESPN for the last month. Since I am living in a house with DirectTV, I have had the wonderful privilege of watching most of every game. I have seen some great footwork. I have also seen some great fouls.
Friday, June 29, 2012
I seriously love blogging. I love writing my personal social commentary to share with the whole world. However, my computer is kind of five years old. And thankfully, it still works, but not well. So navigating to Blogger and uploading pictures takes an awful long time. Time that I could spend reading or playing or crafting. It also does not help I have about 18,000 pictures on here. Thank goodness my sister bought me an external hard drive last year other wise, I'm pretty sure I would worry about losing half of my memories. If I did, I am blessed with the memory of my father, and would at least remember the weather of the event. (I miss you dad!) Speaking of remembering things and telling stories. I am not a fan of overexaggeration. When a friend tells a story of what happened and I know the true story, and he says 20 instead of 2, I am irritated. Stick to the story. Stop blowing things way out of proportion. I'm ok if you say 6, but 20? Really?? Our lives do not need more drama. I hang out with high schoolers all day, save your dramatic stories for primetime television. As I'm living here in Texas, I am definitely learning more about the things that irritate me and the things that make me happy. So as I continue in my last year here at Baylor University, I will be blogging more about events that either bring me great joy or great irritation.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Here is how Texas high school classification works: Schools are classified into 5 rankings depending on how many students are enrolled in the school: 199 and under - 1A 200-429 - 2A 430-989 - 3A 990-2,064 - 4A 2,065 and above - 5A Crawford is considered a small 2A school with just 209 students enrolled. There are 229 such schools in the state of Texas. Furthermore, Texas is divided into 4 regions. For most sports, each region sends one team to state. My softball girls just won the regional final game. Therefore, we are in the top 4 teams of 229 schools. We're going to state. Boom. I'm so proud of the girls. Another wonderful thing about Texas classification and districts is that they are changed every two years. So next year, we will have a new district and different teams in our region. But we are still 2A. A very small 2A.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Good bye apt 1207.