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I am so very thankful for my job. I love the company I work for. I know I have been amazingly blessed with opportunities. But sometimes, the tediousness, the same thing every day really gets to me, and I start to wish fervently for a vacation or variety or SOMETHING. I wish I didn’t have any responsibilities and could just get in my car and DRIVE AWAY. I wish I could leave work and school and this life I’m living behind and runaway.

This is brought to you by the redonkulous stack of shit I have to do at work and being behind on my homework.

Hey, have you guys tried this workout DVD? You totally should, if you’re into yoga/pilates. I did it last night because the gym’s yoga teacher didn’t show up. It was AWESOME. Not super hard, but pretty strenuous. A great workout without feeling like I kind of want to die. Hey! Look at me working out three days in a row! Whoo! I’m probably not going to do anything tonight because I’ve got a late assignment I have to do, but I might just to procrastinate a little bit more. We’ll see.

Or maybe I’ll bake some cupcakes.

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The working out every day for a week thing didn’t go so well, but, realistically, I knew that going in. I almost didn’t go to the gym tonight because today was super annoying and work has been (and is going to continue being) super stressful. Then I realized that what I needed more than anything else was to get to the gym. Get some endorphins pumping. It was a good call. I walked/ran for about ten minutes, then headed into yoga. The little hispanic lady was teaching, and it was super laid back tonight, not very strenuous, which I don’t think I could have handled. It was amazing. I feel AMAZING. Ready to tackle the homework I have tonight. Ready for work tomorrow. Ready to catch up.

On a COMPLETELY different note, I went to Sacramento today. It sucked, but coming home I discovered that about 45 minutes away is SIX FLAGS DISCOVERY KINGDOM. AND that a season pass is only like $5 more than buying a ticket at the gate. GUESS WHO’S GETTING A SEASON PASS. Oh yes, it shall be mine! I am SO excited about this. AND apparently, there’s ANOTHER amusement park EVEN CLOSER! This will be awesome!

I also spent a good portion of today talking to our mechanic about cool places to visit & hang out around here, so I’ve got a few ideas in mind for excursions and road trips. Yay.

My mom asked me tonight if I’ve been going to the gym. When I admitted that I haven’t, she said “Well, isn’t that part of you being more awesome this year?” Yes, yes it is. So I went for a run on the treadmill tonight. Out of twenty minutes on the treadmill, I actually ran about 7, which isn’t bad considering how long it’s been since I’ve exercised at all. And you know what? It felt good. I had a really strong first interval and good music (I am LOVING Buckcherry’s “Carosel” and “Crazy Bitch”). I kind of hate my running shoes, but that’s an easy fix, really. I came back in and did some Candlelight Yoga. The breathing and stretching was nice and a good way to wind down after my workout, though I didn’t really like the lady.

Also, it helped me realize that what I really want is to find a decent yoga studio around here with classes that fit my schedule for about the same (or less!) than I’m paying at the gym right now. I felt so good when I was going to yoga classes regularly and running. I was in the best shape I’ve been in for a long time, and my body feels SOOO GOOD after a yoga class.

It might also be fun and worthwhile to see if there’s a capoeria group nearby. I was in the BEST shape I’ve ever been in when I did that twice a week.