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Late, late, late

Man, for yesterday being a Tuesday I was pretty productive!  I went to work (hey sometimes that’s a big one), paid our extremely huge gas bill, and mailed Dar his V-Day prizes and my mom all my tax forms.  I did my own taxes the past few years, but I decided that working for three different companies, living in two different states, and then working in two other states was enough to cause my brain to melt so her accountant is doing them for me this year.

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Funny story, when I was in college and taking my Gen Ed requirements, I signed up for Math 103 thinking it would be easy and I would get it out of the way.  Well, I ended up failing, having to use one of my forgive/repeats (JMU gave you 2 or 3 I can’t remember) and retaking it during may session where I barely squeaked by with the C+ requirement haha.  Thus my decision to go for a BA and not a BS and suffer through 4 semesters of a foreign language.

I also did a pretty decent tempo run at the gym.  5 miles in 47 minutes, first and last mile at 10 minute pace and the middle 3 at 9:00 pace.  Definitely felt better last night than I did on Monday, so that just goes to show that Blue Moon and Bud Light do not make good pre-run fuel.  Who would have thought?!   Then I came home and ate more Buffalo Chicken dip, which wasn’t productive but it sure was delicious.

I was in the longest training class of my life today, hence the late post.  Seven hours with no computer access and interacting with real life people.  It was brutal, and now I think my head may explode.  I’m debating whether or not to head to the gym for some cross training and lifting.  I suppose it will depend on how I feel once I’m in the car and actually driving.  The good news is that Wednesday went by pretty quickly, and I can start to look forward to the weekend.  Alright time for me to hit the road!

Busy, Busy

Phew, what a morning!  I’ve been in my New Hire Orientation since 9 am, and then I have an afternoon of meetings from 1-3, so I’ve got a little over an hour to update you all on life!  Last night was pretty uneventful, stopped at the store on the way home, picked up a couple of bottles of wine and some snacks, changed into pajamas and cooked dinner.

Originally I though I had one bottle of teriyaki marinade left, but turns out it was Caribbean Jerk, so my initial idea of teriyaki chicken stir fry was scrapped.  Instead, Caribbean Jerk chicken stir fry haha.  I already had the veggies and chicken so I just used a different marinade, and you know what it was still fantastic.  A lot spicier, but delicious. 

It still pretty much looked like this

I used a pre-packaged bag of stir-fry veggies (with the water chestnuts picked out because I hate those), three boneless skinless chicken breasts (thin slice), and two servings of whole wheat spaghetti (leftovers!).  Definitely a success in my book.

This morning I made it to the gym for the third day in a row, hooray, and actually had a decent run on the treadmill.  So decent that I’m sort of thinking the treadmill was broken, because 8:06 pace is usually not a comfortable pace for me, but for my last mile it was.  Oh well, I’ll take it.  Three miles in total, which is officially my longest run since the half marathon on the 21st.  Looks like my desire to take a running break is starting to wear off, which is probably why I registered for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run lottery yesterday.  I’ll find out in about two weeks whether I got in or not.  Should be fun if I do!

Ok, now I need some help from anyone in the Northern VA/DC Metro area.  I need to find a new hairdresser, I am super picky, and nervous about switching and I want someone good with long, wavy, thick hair, and color.  Anyone have someone they absolutely love, or know of a great place?! Help a girl out!  Alright, time for lunch, only one more day until Friday!