On a Thursday afternoon

Went to gym after work on Thursday :) Ran/walked for about 20 minutes on treadmill, at 15:00-14:50 pace. Ankle twinged a bit but I took Advil when I got home and had worn the brace while running.

Due to various work and class stuff, I might have my evening free now? But I should get a jump on homework? Both the stuff due Monday (reading sample proposals; blog post) and maybe future stuff? April will be busy. I have birthday parties, weddings, Easter…there’s like, 3 weekends where I’m losing a whole day. And the rough draft of my lit review is due April 6.

Anyway. I want to ease back into ice skating too —I’ve pretty much given up on the 5/16 competition though :-(
But I might wait a few more weeks before putting on my skates. Maybe find a quiet, daytime public session so it’s not too crowded. As the weather gets nicer though, the weekend public sessions usually get less chaotic/crowded though.

And Camp NaNowrimo is starting in April again! And I’m leading a cabin this time! I only set my WC goal for 10,000 (like July 2014) but still. I guess it is all a good thing that I wasn’t picked for Broad Street, couldn’t do the competition (because of both my ankle and not being USFS-eligible), etc…and yet April-May will still be hectic. And I’m still sad about both Broad Street and the competition. I’ve missed running, especially now that the bad weather may(?) be behind us. I know I’m not 100 percent back yet either.

No Broad Street this year :-(

I did not get picked for the Broad Street registration lottery this year. But that’s okay. I was a bit uneasy about doing it again because my time is still slow. Also, right after I’d registered, my figure skating teacher told the class about a competition she wanted us to all enter, in May–around the same time as Broad Street. And I have the graduate class that is taking over my life (in a good way but still). So I was getting worried about how this would all play out and if I’d be able to train properly for both a race and my first skating competition.

So this actually all works out now, not getting into Broad Street.

Also, dear God, what have I gotten myself into with a skating competition?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the loves of MY life: R2D2 the MacBook, Suzi Subaru, and Ol’ Blue (phone). Love you guys lots! I am blessed.

I mean, I’ve accidentally erased my hard drive more than once but we’re still together. If our love can survive Yosemite, it can survive anything. R2D2 MacBook: Best MacBook Ever

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I know the photo’s dark. It’s like, midnight, and I should be doing schoolwork. Let’s take what we can get.

Also, happy Valentine’s Day. Mother Nature got us more snow. Yay.

Shout-out to a nibmeister

This is the first year (in like, 7) that I’m not at the Philadelphia Pen Show but as it turns out, the weather is so bad today that even if I had planned to go, I wouldn’t have been able to. There are warnings to stay off the roads, the trains are messed up, etc. Lousy Smarch weather :-(

Anyway, one of the highlights of going to the Philly show is seeing nibmeister Richard Binder repair or tweak a fountain pen back to full working order. And now he’s the subject of a short National Geographic video about fountain pens!

[via Rhodia Drive