Monday, August 06, 2007

A Quick Recap

I found a few connections now to the bridge disaster. One of my roommates co-workers daughters (follow that?) was on it at the time of the collapse, well, she was just getting onto it and managed to stop, she hit something and was hurt and is in the hospital, but she’s OK and is going to be OK. My brother’s girlfriend’s uncle was also on it and was in surgery but has come through…it’s unreal that the disaster you saw actually only had 5 deaths. Granted, there will be more as there are 8 still missing and cars still to be recovered, but the amount of devastation that could have come from it, we’re very lucky it wasn’t worse than it was. This in no way is meant to take away from the pain of those who have lost loved ones, but it has brought a national level of knowledge to things that could be happening and is maybe going to push people to check and prevent from potential other worse disasters that could happen.

I was a lazy, unmotivated person last week too. I haven’t been involved in strength training since I left my old job and the fitness center there. I haven’t been involved in any crosstraining since then and I haven’t done much for yoga either in that time frame. I’ve gained about 3 pounds and I was so lazy last week…my only run was on Thursday. Six miles to clear my head after Wednesday. I should run tonight but am feeling a little tired and thinking I might just go home and nap before my evening festivities…I’m such a putz…I know, maybe it’s something I needed, but I haven’t run that few of miles in a week in over a year…heck, after my last marathon I ran a 10 mile race the next weekend for “fun” with a friend…sigh…

My weekend was hectic. Friday night L and I went to see Bourne Ultimatum, after I recovered from some sadness and crabbiness I was experiencing, then Saturday I was up early and off for my family gathering. It was a lot of family time but wasn’t as bad as it might have been. Unfortunately the weather was cool and rainy, so the wave runner and pontoon weren’t really used…OK, I did take the wave runner out, they had a high end one, and it was a blast, but was chilly. We did sit around the fire for a while then too, and then I went back home and back up again the next day. I was there pretty late yesterday afternoon too so not much down time last night and I would’ve liked more. Today is hectic too. I have a friend who sells PartyLite (candles for those not familiar with them) and there is a new catalog and she’s having a party to show the product from 6-7 tonight, then if it keeps from raining, one of the bars downtown has a movie night every Monday in August and tonight Music and Lyrics is the show, so L and I are going to go see that (it’s a British pub and British themed movies, this one I suppose was picked since Hugh Grant is in it). It’s a fun thing but too bad the weather isn’t “typical” August weather right now. Also, plans are set and I’m flying to Chicago for the weekend next weekend. L is there for a bike race and he suggested I should fly down with him and drive back with him on Sunday. Gives me a chance to see friends there as well so it will be a weekend away. Should be fun, but busy. Ah so much going on and so little time really for things. And I have yet to focus on studying for the stupid GMAT. I did get a practice test done, with no studying and learning, came up with a 570…a lot of the math stuff was pure guesswork, and I didn’t really pay much attention to answers for the reading stuff either…just kind of worked through it fast to get it done. No, not smart, but oh well…I’d really like a 650-700 for a score, that should be good to get me into Carlson, so we’ll see. A 570 without any studying and rushing through is probably not too bad…and not best indication of my actual ability. I think read of people doing similar things on practice tests and ending up in the 650 or better range, so guess we’ll see.


JustRun said...

It's okay to have a break. You have plenty of other things to think about. Maybe take a walk instead of run. It still feels good to get the endorphins going, even if it's not running. And I'm not trying to give unsolicited advice, I know just how you feel.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

570 is a terrific GMAT score for not having really studied.  I don't think your score goals are out of the question at all.

Don't lose your motivation to exercise, Danielle!

I'm looking forward to seeing you and meeting your cool bike guy.  See you soon.

Anonymous said...

It's OK to take a little time off. You'll be back at it in no time.

I can relate to not focusing on studying. Something about trying to study in the summer. I am having a really hard time getting my brain in gear. Good luck getting ready for your test.

Dori said...

Wow, Carlson. I'm impressed. Good luck.

How was the movie? My guilty secret is that I like Hugh Grant movies, even though I think he's a cad in real life.