Thursday, June 12, 2008

This is anything

Someone asked me yesterday to blog something... anything. So this is my anything. Things are going well with me, pretty smoothly. I guess that's why I haven't been posting. Things are just going. My older son finished his lacrosse season, and did really well. He's liking the sport, which is great, since I'm really liking it, too. At the end of the season we had a party and played a game between parents and coaches. I got to play in it and it was a blast.

As for my running, that's going well. I've decided to try for my 22:39 5K in the Fall, probably at my son's school's 5K race. I may try sooner than that if my times are promising. I've been running 3 times a week, with long runs up to 7 miles. This week I'm starting to do four a week, and next week I'll up the long run to 8 or 9. The hills are really working me, so that's good. Sometimes I feel like I'm running kind of fast, but I can't tell until I find my running watch and actually time myself. The weight loss is going okay, too, but I seem to have stopped at a certain weight for the last week. Hopefully the extra running day will help with that. And more disciplined eating. I'd love to lose seven more pounds by July 4, but that may be too ambitious. Certainly by the end of July, when we take a beach trip, should be doable. I've been doing a little weight lifting at home also, and that's going well. Word of advice, though; don't lift while watching The Colbert Report. You're likely to drop the weight on your foot and break it, like I almost did last night.

The only major thing going on in my life is that I'm on the precipice of buying a new car. I've chosen the Mitsubishi Outlander. It's a compact SUV/crossover. It's got the right combination of utility, gas mileage, and styling that I like. The problem is, I can't get the color I want in my state. I can have one delivered from another state, but I'll have to pay the transport cost. I should just get the silver one, though. It's not a bad color. Mistubishi is doing a $1000 rebate on the Outlander through June, but I need to wait until August to buy. They'll probably extend the rebate because Outlanders aren't selling so well, or I can talk the dealer down because the 2009 model will be coming out soon. We'll see. I'm looking forward to it.

On the entertainment front, I'm becoming a fan of USA's Burn Notice. I've been watching episodes from last season in preparation for the new season in July. Monk and Psych will also be coming back on USA in July. Other than that I'm watching Hell's Kitchen and So You Think You Can Dance. We've been recording Last Comic Standing, but only watched one. That show always frustrates me with the awful comics they pick, but I'll probably get into it once we catch up. Movie-wise I thought You Don't Mess With the Zohan looked funny, but I've heard awful things about it, so I'll skip it. I want to see Kung Fu Panda, I've heard good things about that from kids and adults. And M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening looks really freaky. That comes out tomorrow. I love the trailer with that scene of bodies falling off the roof. So eerie. I hope it's as good as it looks.

That's my anything for now. Still alive, coasting along. Talk to you soon. Feel free to drop any recent movie reviews in the comments. Thanks.