May 16th, 2006

running

Running along the Limmat | 67.00

I braved the number 2 tram and bus 80 to meet katcolorado at Tüffenwies, just by the limmat river and I was EARLY :-) We were so busy gossiping that our warm up was longer than intended, but then we started running. I'm so glad we did the 11k again but it was a hard one today. Running for 15 minutes at a time is hard work, but I'm glad we've improved so much that we're able to do that. All the little cafes along the river are starting to open up now and the river looked very inviting.

There were lots of other runners out and about and every time we passed some, we had to decide whether they were running faster than us (most of them were!) and I'd make some remark to make us feel better: "Yes, she's running my faster than us, but she really needs a good sports bra - at least our bosoms are under control!" *hehe*

Talking of which I was really struggling by the end of the run because my whole chest was just really really hurting. So we struggled today but we succeeded. Hurrah for us ! PLUS, I earnt 497 calories :-)
livejournal

First Birthday with LiveJournal !

I've just realised that I've been journalling here on lj for a whole year !!

Livejournal really has been a life saver for me in the last year. It's helped me to write about the challenges I've been facing, I've made some fantastic friends and feel extremely supported and loved in this community and I feel that I've also reached out to friends on here. I love the honesty and the space that writing a blog gives me. I love the hours that I can waste finding userpices, changing my layout, organising entries using different tags. I love the memes that go round and the writing challenges from the journaleer project. I love writing about my own life, love, difficulties, emotions, high points and I love reading all about your lives :-) And contrary to my jokey userpic, I DO have something to say and I say it regularly... Here's to lots more writing, blogs, fun and friendship on lj.


So, here's my first lj entry...
I'm sure everyone says this, but I'm not sure how this whole livejournal things works yet!

I am intending to use this space to write some daily thoughts, in the hope of getting my thesis back on track. I have so nearly finished it, but need some daily discipline to get working on it again! I'm hoping that making my thoughts public here will help me to "do some work!"

I also want to use this space to bring together all my random thoughts. I've organised my books on bookcrossing.com and I've made my list of things to do on 43things.com but I want this space to bring everything together and to bring some order to all my random thoughts!