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- Don Draper

Friday, January 21, 2011

Run #27 - I'm Back! AND My Desk

Run #27 happened last night. I ditched my Spanish lesson and decided since it was only 3 miles I'd listen to some music. I haven't run with music in a really long time, so it was a nice change of pace. This time I tried to not look at my Garmin every three steps and just let myself enjoy the run. First mile was 10:03. Hm. My awesome "Coach" Lesley wanted me to try to run slower. This was not considered slower. So I made a conscious effort to slow down. I was positive that I felt like I was doing about 10:40 which is our desired race pace and slower than 10:03. I looked at the Garmin .... I was doing 9:48. Oops! From there I really did improve on not hauling ass. The last two miles were I think 10:39 each. So 3 miles in 31 minutes and change. I felt really good. It was nice to feel like I finally shook off that funk that the 7 mile run put me in. We'll see how tonight goes! I'm really having fun with this training though. I promise I won't document every single run with the remaining half marathons this year. But this is the first half ever, and I kind of want to be able to look back and see how it went and how I was feeling. 

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And since we looked at my refrigerator yesterday, today we can have a looksie at my desk at work. Wait, back up! Did you see the video I posted in yesterday's blog? That was part 2 and freaking hysterical. Okay, a couple of years ago my gays and I were obsessed with those videos we would quote them ALL THE TIME. How many times would they tell me that they eat so much foul they sh!t feathers?? So anyway, we were obsessed and yesterday I about fell out of my chair. The woman that did the voice overs on them that we adore ... she commented on my blog!!!! I love all of the comments I get and it makes my day to see I have a new one, but never did I think that a "celebrity" would visit my little page and write to me!

So yes, my desk:

*My desk in Disney World wasn't THIS bad - it was all Cheshire Cat and Animal Kingdom things. Things that you would see at my desk are:
  • Pictures from vacations. One of those needs to be replaced - ex-boyfriends don't need to be on my desk! You'll see a neon post-it over a photo - again, douche bags don't belong here!
  • A Disney Princess tiara antenna topper that I picked up at last year's Princess weekend.
  • A Mickey ice cream bar antenna topper ..... I have this because my friend actually designed it!
  • Tons of Disney toys from McDonald's Happy Meals
  • OSU football that I put my fortunes in.
  • WDW hotel cup from last November's vacation
  • Prayer flags from Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • An obscene amount of photos of friends and family
  • Souvenir glass from Halloween Horror Nights
  • A mini Liberty Bell from my 6 hour visit to the Philadelphia airport when Hurricane Ike was sending me all over the USofA
  • Good luck cats from Epcot
  • Customized mouse pad covered with pictures of me and my number one gay that I can't live without
  • My red Swingline stapler - a la Office Space
  • And tons of other nonsense that helps distract me from the monotony of the day
  • And then there's the desktop photo on my computer that might look familiar to some of you!

It is possible I might have writer's block, hence the last two postings of my habitats!


  1. Love it! Your desk looks cleaner than mine.

  2. LMAO!My princess half map is hanging on my wall :D

  3. Nice decor! :)

    Your time is really good!! I always felt like I was killing myself at a 10min mile!

  4. I need to go back and check out the videos! I like that you document all your runs. And you are getting faster, good job!!

  5. Way to go on that 3 mile run! Maybe the music kept you going so fast?? I think some songs make me go faster b/c I get so excited and start singing to myself that I forget what I'm doing. :) Or maybe I'm just crazy...

    Nice desk! Mine is so boring...just a few pictures of my little munchkin. BUT, I'm only there 2 days a week so that may explain it. :)

  6. I'm so impressed with you...running, learning Spanish..setting new goals all the time! I love seeing where you work.... a window into your real life. ONe more thing to know about you.

  7. I love all your photo booth pictures!

    Also, I think you SHOULD post about every run you do. I want to read about it.

  8. Yes! I am convinced you just might be my running twin!
    I don't know why, but my fingers just like to hit the exclamation mark !!!! It's unbelievable. I mean, sometimes I have to go back and delete some of the !!!!

    Are you on FB? Look for me or something.

  9. Ummm - I believe you have my stapler

  10. Awesome run! And I love your desk. Mine doesn't have QUITE as much Disney memorabilia, but it definitely has its fair share!

  11. Nice run! And I love your desk. I still have the Princess Map up on my wall at work. Oh - I had a dream I met you at the Disneyland half. I have no idea if it is wishful thinking/dreaming on my part (don't know if my knee will be healed enough by ten) or if it is a prediction. Guess we'll have to wait and see...

  12. AnonymousJune 09, 2011

    Nice and thanks!


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