So today I decided it would be awesome to go geocaching again (if you don’t know what it is go to www.geocaching.com for more details). I also decided it would be a good idea to be in Vibrams. Well, I forgot one thing: I have not been on my feet in Vribrams for that long in a long time.
Here’s some backstory: It’s been shitty here in Troy for a while so I’ve been forced to wear sneakers. Naturally, this has left my feet a little soft and pampered. I got around to walking for a couple hours today (through rocky areas, up hills, down hills, on asphalt, on grass) and I realized that I shouldn’t do that off the bat. Well, it was too late when I remembered it, as I was a couple miles downhill from my house. By the time I get done with my trek, my head is just starting to hurt. It’s alright though, I’ll be better by tomorrow, and within a week or so, I will be acclimated to my Vibrams again (I just need to keep up with the walking every day).
How much did I end up going? About 7 miles in my Vibrams (and then about another 3 in flippy floppies). I like this 5-10 mile thing. I got a decent workout and I don’t think I’m going to be hurting too much in the morning. Maybe I will keep it up when I get home after this week. Maybe it will break my plateau (if I am still on it, I’m not too sure, I have not had a scale in a few weeks).
Unrelated note: I just got another person hooked on the Doctor. Go me! I believe that’s 4 people now.
I can't seem to figure out how to comment on your blog. Am I just stupid? D:
As for the sleep thing... there's no major medical proof for this or anything, but what I've done sometimes to reset my sleeping schedule is force myself to stay up for 36 hours. Then I'm tired enough that I fall asleep by a normal time, and often I get up at a normal time too. I don't know if it's just because I'm weird but it tends to work for me. I'm trying to fix mine again. I never fall asleep before 3 and then I wake up at 10... So it may or may not work (for me it does because I can't oversleep massive amounts so I don't spend the whole next day in bed), but just throwing that out there.
I try that every once in a while, but my body tries to screw me over immediately after. I get done with being up an extra 10 or so hours and then I sleep for an extra 8. I end up worse off than before.
I have absolutely nothing to do right now other than search for a job, which I have been doing. My problem lies in the fact that I cannot wake myself up before 1PM for some awful reason. The whole last week has been like this:
I want to fix my sleeping
I try to sleep by 1AM
Sleep by 3AM-6AM
Wake by 1PM
Every damn time. I even missed my alarm this morning. Well no, I didn’t miss it, I turned it off and didn’t wake up while doing it. Any tips on how to fix myself?
Good news though, it looks like I have been thinning out recently. I have no idea if I have or not, but it looks like it, so I’m happy.
Maybe there will be a proper update later when I actually get a run in.
See…I’ve done that before, and it wasn’t working. Hell, I even have a Clocky (I do not turn the wheels on, mind you, but the beeping i usually loud enough. I may have to swap out alarm clocks for a while until I stop getting used to it.
The rapture may not have happened, but I still got to spend the night with a friend I haven’t seen in a while, in NYC. Although I may hate the mass amounts of people and the traffic, I have to say I love the night there.
Also, White Castle is the best during the apocalypse.
Just got back from my first jog in about 2 weeks. Why did it take me so long to get back on track? School, Fiancee, Shitty Weather, Busy with Friends (The usual). Anyway, let me break it down for you.
1 mile jog mostly on straight/slight incline road (pushed myself really hard, made just around 8 minutes)
.3 mile brisk walk up a slight incline (while breathing really heavily, I think I might have been around 180 bpm at this point)
.3 mile jog up a steep incline (got my heart rate back up)
.3 mile brisk walk down a steep incline
.3 mile jog back to my house on mostly flat road
2.2 miles done up and down hills, mostly jogging (1.6 miles) and making it back just at 20 minutes. I say that’s a job well done. If I could have jogged all of it, I would be making fantastic time for a 3K.
Hopefully the weather holds out tomorrow so I can try it again.
Well, my 4th grade came in over the night and I’m sad to say it wasn’t an A,only a B+. It dropped my GPA for the semester to a 3.83 and brought my overall up to a 2.57. I think I can still manage an A in my last class (or another B+ at least) so I should be able to keep my grade around a 3.8 and 2.65 respectively. Which is still higher than I thought I would get around here. I’m still happy and I’m still proud of myself (just not nearly as much as I would have been if I had gotten a 4.0 this semester).
I’ve been kind of in and out since my last post. To be honest, I don’t even really have a perception of time anymore. After Margaret was here it was the most beautiful out and I was able to finish school and get all my projects in on time. So far I have only gotten 3 grades in, all A’s bringing my overallGPA to a 2.54 [It’s only so low because of major switching early on in my school career]).
There’s a lot here, hope you read after the jump, ~Jared~
“You should live your life and try to make the world a better place for your being in it, whether or not you believe in god. If there is no god, you have lost nothing and will be remembered fondly by those you left behind. If there is a benevolent god, he will judge you on your merits and not just on whether or not you believed in him.”—Atheist’s Wager
“So It Goes” idea sounds like it would be really cool. My only dislike about words is sometimes people get them so swirly that you can’t even read what it says. I don’t know if you want swirly letters, but that would be my only concern.
My idea is to have it look calm by using a sans-serif with a soft touch. When I think about it, I think about something soft but strong and final. Life goes on, so it goes.
I want to have it encased in something or with something that represents it well too. I’m still not really certain. I did see one image with rock-paper-scissors in a triangle and “So” “It” “Goes” on the inside. That’s a very nicely done version (but I like having my own ideas).
I was Stumbling earlier today and I came across some inked ladies and gents. I immediately got the twinge to get another tattoo.
I can’t decide if I want to get a giraffe (my favorite animal), or “So It Goes” (from Slaughterhouse Five). If I get a giraffe, I’m thinking up my ribs or on the right side of my back (below my sun). If I go for “So It Goes,” I’m thinking my left shoulder. The phrase would be encased in something (I’m not quite certain yet).
Well, Margaret is here this weekend and I have a bit of work to do to finish the semester (that is why I have not been posting). Since I am almost done, I need to start sending things home with Margaret. Yes, I will be at RPI until June, but I need to send at least a quarter of my stuff back so I can go back home with a very little amount of items.
This leads me to my decision. I will be sending the scale home. For at least the next month, no more disappointments in the morning. Starting Tuesday morning (May 10th), I will not take any more record of my weight for an entire month. I will update my page to show where I start, but from them until June 2nd or later, there will be no weight updates, just normal work-out updates. It’s all I will be doing from the 10th until after graduation: working out (and reading…..and watching The Doctor of course).
I hope this leads me to lose weight a little quicker and leads me to be happier about weight I may or may not have lost. Wish me luck!
Not only has my sleep schedule shifted ahead a couple of hours, but I’ve been getting just over 8 hours a night. That needs to change, it’s not helping anything. I think I can blame last week where I did all my work all at once. I can also blame the fact that I have not had the time or will to get out and work out. I shouldn’t have been watching my weight daily, but I’ve noticed it go right back to where it was at the beginning of last month. Have I been eating well? Yeah. I have not been eating more than 2000 calories a day, and my fat intake is low. It has to be water retention from being stressed. That’s the only thing I can guess. Maybe when I get a chance to get outside (after Tuesday), I’ll be much better.
I can only hope.
PS : I’d love to try a new 30 Day challenge, but I’m not sure what I want to try. Any suggestions (workout/writing/art)?
Other than this being my 200th post and that I will be able to see Margaret in the next few days, I have been feeling like shit lately. (List Powers, GO!)
It’s been really dark and gloomy out for about a week
I have not gotten too much of a chance to run (but I’ve not gained back too much weight)
I have not gotten the work from my classmates. The thing I’m editing is due on Monday, and I only have two sections (Now I have to do work on it over the weekend, instead of being with my fiancee)
I tripped up the stairs the other day and broke my water bottle. Now it’s lock doesn’t work and the casing is fractured
I have yet to watch last week’s Doctor Who (Episode 2 of the Season)
I’m beginning to have some really weird/upsetting dreams
My sleep schedule is fucked up the ass
I need to figure out what I’m going to have Margaret take home for me after this weekend. I need to make it easy on myself when I leave on June 1st
I guess I can think of some good things too…
Even though I’m making no progress on my game project, it’s not due until May 13th
Even though I don’t have the things for my editing project, editing is REALLY easy for something like this.
I’m fairly certain that 4 of my 5 classes this semester are going to be A’s (I’m hoping for a 4.0 this semester, it would be the bees knees).
Although I’m not losing weight or getting the chance to run, clothes are still fitting me well and I think I’m starting to see abs.
I’m almost out of this damn school
I’m almost out of this damn school
Fuck you ‘Tute.
Im still on the job search. Mostly, I’ve been busy with my two projects and not doing them because I have so much time to do them. I figure I’ll at least do one of them today, but I would ever-so love to do some reading today. Not too sure if I’d be able to concentrate, however. Even though I’m a little depressed and out of it (weather), I think I’l be better on Friday morning when Margaret comes. I usually never need to use my light (for my SAD) when I’m around her, so hopefully I can wait long enough.
Love you Margaret, hurry up and get over here.
EDIT : Oh, I also forgot. After some finals, a lot of the Brothers will be leaving for the summer. I will be here with a very small amount of my Brothers who will be either staying the summer, or graduating with me. After I leave, I’m not going to be seeing them everyday anymore. I will be with my Margaret everyday from June 1st until I decide to come out and visit my fraternity house. It’s going to help, but being without a bunch of guys is gonna be a little sad. There won’t always be something going on, I’ll have to make my own fun, I can’t exactly talk to Margaret about some of the things guys talk about (although I get close).
Just something else I was depressing over today. Good side? I get Margaret every day. That’s a good thing.