1. Moving sucks.
2. I have to have a goal.
The first is an obvious one. I've blogged about this in the past, but I can't stress enough how much I hate it. Abbey and I have our eyes on a few houses in Maryland and we've applied for military housing. I can explain the benefits and drawbacks of each if anyone is actually interested.
We've decided we aren't ready to buy a house, although everyone is telling me, "... but it's the best time to buy in years!" I know. But we aren't ready to buy a house and be successful. What happens when we have to move. Those same people telling me to buy are stressed out about 4 times a year by being long distance landlords. In short, we're renting.
Secondly, neither my training, nor school, nor debt reduction happens without a goal. I ran two half marathons in late November and early December. I ran well. 2:12 and 2:04 (second course was way flatter and w/o coastal wind). I had a training schedule and had to plan my days and weeks out so EVERYTHING would get done. I thought... "Boy... I wonder how much would get done if I didn't have to schedule 2 hours on Saturday for a long run! I'll just run every day or every other day about 3-4 miles... then I'll run when the sun is up and then I'll have lots more time!"
The reality is... I don't. I play more Xbox, I drink one more cup of coffee instead of water. I don't blog, I check facebook two or three times a day, I don't do homework. I just sit there and think about all the crap I have to do for school, for the move... Grrr!!! (insert bear sound) Do I really HAVE to have a goal? Turns out the answer is yes.
So anyway, good luck to Sarah training for Boston (somehow she didn't have to qualify and is running for charity) and I am committing to this blog thing... I've had it for over a year now and I don't blog but maybe once a month. Jeepers.
Oh yes... check out Marcy's blog. Funny stuff on the "Engrish!"