- I moved to a much nicer place. I used to live in a small 550 square foot apartment but now I live in a 1200 square foot three-bedroom duplex. I now have an office of my own. Justin has our master bedroom as his office (it’s quite large). We’ve also got a spare bedroom for when family comes over. Full kitchen (yay to no more meals cooked on an oven that’s half the size of a normal one). Also, our property looks out on a nice pond with a track around it. I just took the picture of me to the right on my patio. Which bring me to number 2.
- I’ve been back into running. I started back up on February 4 and have been going strong on a new Nike+ coaching program. It’s actually the same one I was doing before but on Intermediate 1 level instead of Beginner. Except for one run that I ran at the gym, I’ve run everything around the pond outside my house. It was actually kind of fun running through the snow. It created a nice challenge from the normal runs. I’m very glad that the weather improved however – today’s run especially was my best yet. I’ve got better at pushing myself and have been able to bring my personal-best mile down to 7:41. My last three runs have all been better than the one before it. I’ve also resumed loosing weight. I’ll try to post a separate update on that tomorrow though.
- Justin and I went to San Francisco in late January. He was attending a conference and I tagged along for a vacation. After he did his presentation at the conference, we spent a few days together going around the city. The weather there was better than in Indiana. It was a pretty nice break. Pictures of the vacation are here, here and here.
- A few weeks ago I finally went and signed up for the Purdue 5k Challenge. It’s my first real run/walk event and I’m pretty excited about it. Will I beat everyone there? Not by a long shot. Will I do great? Absolutely. As stated in item 2, I’ve only gotten better recently. The best part is that the run actually happens to fall on a day during my Nike+ coaching program when I’m not running. So I’ll be ready for a nice short (relatively) run. The race is a benefit for the Purdue Cancer for Center Research. More information is on the Purdue Challenge website.
I’ve also made a few mystery purchases recently but I’ll be saving those for another post once I’ve got everything completed.