Crossroads


August 11, 2019 :: 11:56 AM

oh, my heart

Did a 5K yesterday. 91 degrees, 91 percent humidity. Ending up speed walking it because I’m not used to being on pavement. (That treadmill was either the best idea or the worst… I think, after yesterday, it might be the worst. I can’t do roads.)

Ended up 15 seconds slower than my personal IRL best, so I guess I can’t complain. Didn’t come in dead last, either, so I guess that’s something.

My medal rack is filling up. Even if the majority of those medals are from virtual races.

Of course, I’m still cranky that some one said I was “virtually” running the Random Tuesday races.

I’m not sure I’ll ever get over that.

 

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I’m getting a part-time job and hoping that helps me change some things in my life.

The sooner we pay this house off, the sooner we’re moving back to New England. (Well, I’m moving, at least. We’ll see what he decides. LOL) I’ve got us on a ten year plan that seems to be working, but with this job? We can do it in seven. That’s not bad with a 30 year mortgage. Of course, we’ve already been in the house a year, so… it’s more like an eight year plan, I guess.

At the very least, the side hustle will pay for race registrations.

At the moment, I’ve got the Palm Beach 5K and Half in December, the Disney half in January, the Rival Run Weekend in April and the Dopey in 2021 planned. I want to fit in the Sunrise and Miami Half Marathons as well. They’re expensive and I don’t have a cheering section at the moment, so who knows. It’s lonely crossing a finish line with no one at the end to cheer you (specifically) on. I hate the idea of doing a half locally and not having anyone there. There’s always crowds of Random Tuesday folks at Disney, so that should be OK.

 

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Shit hit the fan at work on Thursday. I took Friday off and spent the day soul searching and fighting a migraine.

Definitely not something I’d do again, seeing how all that thinking made the headache worse.

But, the decision’s been made and now it’s up to someone else to decide what happens.

If they want to continue to run a department where tempers flare ALL THE TIME then they can. I won’t be a part of it.

If they want to run a department that’s pleasant and where work actually gets done, I’ll stay.

I’m tired of getting in the middle of shit because I’m the one everyone vents to.

In the meantime, I’m going to hang out with my imaginary friends and control their lives… whether that’s the Sims or via fanfic, I have no idea, but living in a fictional world seems like a better idea than living in the real one today.

I can speak French, too


July 26, 2019 :: 8:22 PM

I needed that laugh so much today…

So. Racery.

Nerf Herders came in first for both the quickest lap around New Zealand and then came in first for the most miles completed. I don’t have the exact numbers, but a lap was something like 1,400 miles. We did 4,444.0. Seriously. May the fours be with you…

Speaking of the OG Fandom, guess who dropped an insane amount of money to run ALL the Rival Run races?

5K? Hell yeah!

10K? Bring it on.

Half marathon? LET’S DO THIS!

Virtual Half? Pew, pew, pew!

Who needs to buy food and pay the mortgage when there are Disney races to be run?

I guess I’m scruffy looking?


June 29, 2019 :: 6:34 PM

yup. another 10 days of running insanity

I don’t know how I keep picking the jobs I do, but holy crap.

A few days ago, while I was taking a half hour for lunch, one coworker made another one cry and a different one got in a fourth one’s face.

You can - on a normal day! - cut the tension in our pod with a knife, but holy fuck. I’m not surprised that it finally blew up and out of proportion.

That said, I’m seriously thinking about leaving even though it’s barely been six months.

 

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Random Tuesday is the most evil organisation in the history of the world. Seriously. It’s not enough to be a member of just one of their clubs. Nope. I belong to all four of their clubs:

Potterhead Running Club.

Whovian Running Club.

Fandom Running Club.

Chilton Running Club (R.I.P.)

So… PHRC/WRC’s last Racery event ended a few weeks ago and FRC’s first one starts next week.

Of course, I had to sign up.

OF! COURSE! I! HAD! TO! SIGN! UP!

What the fuck has happened to me?

In other news… I have 2 weeks until sign ups open for the Kessel Run Challenge.

23 weeks until the West Palm 5K and Marathon.

29 weeks until the Disney Half.

 

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I found this in my hard drive. Considering one of the Nerf Herder’s hashtags is #OGFandom, this is fitting:

Also of note, I downloaded the Boba Fett costume requirements from Mandalorian Mercs and joined the 501st today. (Someone may or may not be planning to Disneybound as Boba Fett over Rival Run Weekend…)

Star Wars isn’t even close to my primary fandom, but it’s easy enough to embrace. Especially since the 501st is local and I’ve needed to get out and make new friends.

David Tennant’s an idiot


May 25, 2019 :: 1:30 PM

yeah… that pretty much describes my weekend at megacon.

Nah, in all seriousness, I’m glad we sprung for Friday and Saturday. Friday was spent getting all my autographs done and seeing both David Tennant’s and Mark Sheppard’s panels.

God, Mark’s broke my heart, though. Everyone wanted to talk about Supernatural and his experience with the show wasn’t the greatest. The way they wrote his character at the end… even I was pissed off and I was only watching it on TV. I couldn’t imagine having to go to work and deal with that shit. I will freely admit to bursting into tears when he started talking about the #SPNFamily. We are a fandom as fucked up and broken as the characters we love, but when we pull together, we change the world. To hear him talk about us from a cast member’s perspective… I know our acts don’t go unnoticed by the cast, but damn. To actually hear it? In person? I’m tearing up now.

Saturday was BARROWMAN’S panel. Holy fuck. He is always worth the price of admission. I will always go to a con he’s at (if it’s local and within budget…I have Disney races to pay for and they are not cheap!) We got in line at 1PM for a 4:30 panel. Yeah. ONE P.M. We waited for three and a half hours for that man. The best part was when a MegaCon staff member stopped by and proceeded to warn the people with small children that MC could not control what John was going to say and it might be best to skip the panel. And yet, there were small children. One little girl was sent up to the stage to ask a question for her father. Dad’s name? Richard. I’ll let you guess how hysterical his reaction to that little nugget of information was.

 

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In other news, Quidditch ended on the 15th and I crushed 50 miles.

Fifty fucking miles.

I thought that I’d get one, maybe two, miles in a day.

My last day, I got in seven miles. S-E-V-E-N.

(And then I was reminded by how much I love fucking shin splints…. and promptly took a week off to heal.)

I’ve also signed up for three races and wrote the following FB status so I’d always have a yearly reminder of how far I’ve come.

BANK: You just made three purchases from RunSignUp.com.

Please confirm that you have LOST YOUR FUCKING MIND and that these aren’t fraudulent transactions.

ME: *thinking*

Two 5Ks back to back in June and a 5K/Half Marathon in December… yep, lost my fucking mind.

There’s another Whovian Running Club race I want to sign up for. I’m still waiting for my Enochian 9K medal to arrive. AND there’s still several IRL races I’ve found that I want to run.

I suppose there are worst things I can do with my time…

The girl loves her bling…


May 05, 2019 :: 3:42 PM

for those days I know future me will have at some point :: as of 5 may, 2019

 

Medal Distance Medal Distance
Victor E. Dash 5K (2017)    3.1 miles       Forgotten 5K   3.1 miles  
Big Cat 5K   3.1 miles       Armchair to 5K   3.1 miles  
Victor E. Dash 5K (2018)    3.1 miles       Baby 6.7K   4.2 miles  
Dumbledore’s Army 5K   3.1 miles       Handles 5K   3.1 miles  
Hedwig Memorial 5K   3.1 miles       Don’t You 4K About Me   2.5 miles  
Nargle 9K   5.6 miles       Hell in High Heels 12K   7.5 miles  
Platform 9 3/4K   6.1 miles       Stage 5 Clinger 5K   3.1 miles  
Universal Orlando Fun Run 5K   3.1 miles       Star Wars Half Marathon   13.1 miles  
Royal 10K   6.2 miles       Paws for a Cause 5K   3.1 miles  
Winding Waters 5K   3.1 miles       TOTAL INTENTIONAL MILES:    82.4  

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