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Posted on Nov 18, 2010 in Dear Diary, Working Out | 3 comments

harrypotter! harrypotter! harrypotter!

Guess what I’m doing tonight?

That’s right.

12:01 AM.

It’s finally here. It’s finally happening.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I.

I have been waiting for this for SO long. And it’s finally here! And I’m going to regret going to see a midnight showing SO much tomorrow at work, but I don’t even care. It’s going to be worth every exhausted moment that will follow. My only wish is that I were an actual wizard so I could Apparate into the movie theatre to ensure the snaggage of good seats for Ben, Taylor, and myself. It’s going to be a madhouse! We’re planning on getting in line at least 2 hours early (and even then I’m sure we’ll be pretty far back…) I’m trying to convince them to get there even earlier but we’ll see. 🙂

In other news, I ran on the treadmill at the gym yesterday, and it was a success!

2.21 miles! Well, technically I walked the last tenth of the mile, which is why the time is so high, but I ran at a snail’s pace, so maybe it’s accurate, haha. But who cares? I did it! More importantly, I did it all by myself, without anybody there to tell me to keep going. Which of course made it that much more difficult, but you know what the most surprising thing was? It wasn’t even that hard.

Monday when I went to the gym I could barely bang out over a mile, so I was ready to be disappointed again today. But I guess my legs were still recovering from my hilly 2 mile outside run from over the weekend? Not sure why today’s was more successful, but hey, I’ll take it! I’ve taken to covering up the treadmill display with a towel because I fixate on the distance and time numbers when I can see them. This time when I removed the towel to wipe my sweaty face (lovely imagery, no?) and check my progress, I had already run 1.3 miles! I feel like that’s such an accomplishment for me, because at that point it wasn’t even like I was ready to give up or wanting to stop (at least no more so than how I always, continuously, constantly want to stop from the first steps I take, hahaha.)

Anyway, the path of progress continues to, er, continue as I gear up for my first 5K that takes place exactly 1 week from today! I just need to make sure I work up to 3, or almost 3 miles on the treadmill, and then once I know I can do that I’m sure that I can do the 5K. And I’m still planning on doing at least one more outside run over the weekend to continue to help with the whole gym vs. outside thing. It’s supposed to be a flat course though, so we’ll see.

Anyway, that’s all the exciting news I have for you guys right now! If any of you follow me on Twitter, be warned that your feeds will probably be spammed with some Harry Potter-induced euphoria starting at around 10 PM and lasting until, well, let’s be honest, it probably won’t ever end.

I love you, Harry.

Don’t worry, I love you too, Harry.

3 Comments

  1. You are SUCH an Uber-Geek! Good thing you are cute! Have fun!!

  2. I think covering the machine with a towel is a smart idea if you find yourself concentrating on the numbers so much. Let me know how the movie is- I think Dan and I are going to try and see it this weekend… maybe Saturday matinee… but opening weekends scare me.

  3. I’m excited to go see Harry Potter too but no way I’d brave a midnight show! My friend convinced me to go see the first twilight movie on the opening day and I’ve never hated my life more than during those 2 hours with screaming 13 year olds surrounding me. I was soooo happy to get out of that theater! haha Good job on the run too 🙂

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