Friday, October 21, 2011

Random Things Thursday/Saturday Morning at 1:30AM

So as you can probably see, I've been playing around with the template for my blog a lot. So my random things Thursday is quite overdue.

1. Thanks to everyone who commented about the whole birthday race thing. 
So, I just did it. I registered.
I am still cringing a little thinking about the price. 
Now I will promptly try to erase the expensiveness of the race from my memory. And now there's this additional pressure to not walk and keep my pace. I better PR on my birthday after all this. And the money too.

2. What do you think about my new template?
I've been playing with the template a lot. What took a long time was that I'd find a good template that I wanted to start out with. Then, I had to edit it for hours and hours to make it fit my needs more. In retrospect, I should have taken a basic web design course during my undergrad years since it's handy. But I took the hard way and edited it . . . very painfully. One of the main reasons I chose chemical engineering was that no advance physics or programming course was required. Little did I know that Physical Chemistry is Quantum Mechanics in disguise! It was a bad year full of wave functions and particles in boxes.

3. Sort of freaking out about the 5K tomorrow
I am totally not ready. I haven't done nearly enough speed work. I'm just trying to tell myself that it's all about enjoying myself.
Wild and fun. Gotta remember that. 
4. Weird injury in my Achilles tendon area
The reason I took such a long break from running (my last run was on Monday) was that I developed this weird pain in my Achilles tendon area. I don't know why. It just started hurting one day after class. I am not sure if it's running related. It happened randomly on Wednesday so about 48 hours after my last run. Regardless, I've been resting it so I hope it feels better for the 5K.
This guy died from getting shot in the Achilles. And actually had the tendon  named after him. Troy wasn't the best movie, but very easy on the eye. 
5. I can't believe I just spent like 85 dollars in one shot!! 
It will all be worth it when I PR on my birthday. As you can see, I'm still shell shocked about the whole paying for an expensive race thing. I think part of it is that I've only been running small local races that are <$40. So now I shall go on a diet to save money. I spend so much money on snacks, it's not even funny. Cutting off snacks will make me healthier. Considering I probably spend about <$20 on sweets per week, cutting them out for like a month will pay for the race. 

And what's on you guys's thoughts? Good luck to everyone who's racing! And for the rest of you who aren't, I hope you get in a good run or two. 


  1. Good luck on your 5K! I think races are worth the money. I spent 200 bucks on my 50 mile race, but price per miles works out pretty well. :)

  2. Ok, here, do you want a laugh? I didn't even think races cost money!!

    Also, love the template, though I miss the tree :)

  3. The blog looks great! Very sleak. ;)