Monday, January 28, 2008

4 miles

Got up early today and ran.  I usually run early in the morning unless I'm extra tired, then I'll run at lunch or some other time during the day.  Bo told me one time, "I REQUIRE 8 hours of sleep."  I don't know if that applies to me... being in the Navy I mean.  Not that the pilot's don't get their fair share, but for years the SWO's often brag about how little sleep they get.  I remember being onboard ship sometimes we'd get 8 hours over 3 days.  Depending on the schedule and if your department/division was involved.  You get used to being jealous of everyone at one time or another.  It's hard not to break that habit now that I have the girls.  If Hannah's not getting up early then Elliot is.  Back to what I was saying...

If Bo requires that much sleep and folks say you need 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week... then I figure she has (168 hours in a week minus 8 hours per day for the "requirement") 112 hours  left during the week to run.  If I can find 4 hours during my week to run, then she can too.

I shouldn't leave everyone thinking I'm a huge a-hole.  I love Bo and Andy.  They are really good friends of ours and therefore I care (their blog is one on the right).  The flippant attitude I usually have is a defense mechanism I have from "not" having had anything I wanted in the past (time to run, money, time to read, etc)... to now realizing how much is in my life that I don't need.  I'VE GOT A BASEMENT FULL OF "I NEED NOW".  Sorry to yell at everyone.

On I found 9 Dave Ramsey videos.  I don't know that they are supposed to be there, because I'm not a copywright lawyer or anything, but they don't look amateur to me.  Anyway, it's basically the motivational speech by Dave on his video you can buy with the workbook, etc, when you take the TMMO class, I think.  Abbey and I watched all 9 of them last night.  She was hooked.  I was too.  It makes so much sense to me now that I realize how much people act like cattle or lemmings.
Take, for example, the 30 year mortgage.  Why do we do it?  I don't know either.  I tried really looking at it on the internet today, but I found out that Australia now has the longest mortgages in the world.  They average something like 45 years or some crap.  Anyway, the 15 year mortgage (depending on the APR) isn't too much more a month than the 30 year note.  Pretty interesting.  I think that once I get out of debt I'll need to really look into how to purchase a house.  Nothing solid, but Abbey and I may not ever buy one until we find out where we are settling down.  That tells me to really open another savings account or something (like a decent growth stock mutual fund) that I can "save" for that down payment for a house.  I'd like to be able to walk up and pay 20-25% outright.  Seems to me I can do it.

For the record, it took me about 36 minutes to run the 4 miles this morning.  I was up at 5:50 and back and in the shower by 6:40.
For the record (part two), as of today Abbey and I want to buy a house in San Diego county (preferably Coronado).  We'll see how long it takes us to wake up and stop dreaming.

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