March 28, 2011

love/don't love

It's gonna be tough to write this without listing 500 things I don't love right now, but let's try and start on a positive note, shall we?

1. At the end of this week, I'm off to South Bend, Indiana to present my paper at Notre Dame! I'll be there for just over 24 hours before jetting off to DC for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. Love.

2. I didn't get any sleep last night at all. Between my roommate and her friend coming home at 1:30 in the morning and the garbage truck coming at 4:30, I didn't sleep at all. As a result, I'm feeling sick and left work early today. Don't Love.
3. Baseball season starts in 4 days. Love.
4. I spent the entire weekend doing a very thorough spring cleaning. I left my house yesterday for about 4 hours and when I came home, I think the place was in worst shape than it was before I cleaned. Don't Love.
5. My pilot is coming to visit next weekend! Love. 

6. I think I'm going to quit my running club. What started as a polite e-mail request on the list serve to keep e-mails limited to running related topics and refrain from using 'Reply All' resulting in e-mail strains 50 messages long, has turned into an all out e-mail war that has demonstrated a total lack of respect on the part of a few select members to the rest of the club. Incredibly nasty things have been sent targeting certain individuals and all of this has been done using 'Reply All.' Running is supposed to be a community and a camaraderie and I'm not comfortable being part of a group that allows such blatant disregards for respecting others. Don't Love.
7. I started the Nike Training Club last night at the recommendation of everybody's favorite Redhead. It's a killer workout but I love it already. Love.

8. I went to the eye doctor today and apparently have something that she labeled as 'Moderate' to 'Severe' going on with my vision. As a result I'm banned from contacts for at minimum two weeks and on a pretty rigorous eye drop, eye gel, eye other stuff regiment for the next few days. Luckily, Eye Doc was nice enough to give me a pair of contacts to use for the duration of Sunday's race as long as I promised to take them out as soon as the race was over. But I really don't like it when doctors use the term 'severe.' Don't Love.
9.  I went to an awesome workshop at school on Friday about writing my thesis. While everyone was moaning and groaning when our Academic Chair described the thesis writing process as 'similar to going to the gym or going for a run,' I got immensely excited and am super excited to start this research process. 60+ page paper, here I come! Love.
10. It was 27 degrees when I woke up this morning. Winter has officially come back. Don't Love.

11. I started a Travel Page here on the blog called Passport. Check it out and let me know what you think! Suggestions are always welcome! Love.

It's been a tough Monday but hey, there's always tomorrow. 
Hope everyone is having a good start to this week!
Make sure to congratulate Emily, Katie, Ali on an awesome race at the National Marathon this weekend!


  1. stopping by from mingle monday!
    I love your blog! Good luck on your fun week!

  2. Christy you're so inspirational! i wish you the best of luck writing your research paper! you can do it girl :) how exciting to go to south bend! i love notre dame :) xo

  3. Hang in there Christy! Sometimes Mondays are the worst! There's a bright spot--it's supposed to be low 60's here for the Cherry Blossom! Maybe I'll run into you when you're around town! :)

  4. sorry about all the don't love.

    I LOVE that you will be in DC this weekend! We'll have to make plans ASAP!

  5. I like the passport section! You should visit if you're interested in travelling. It's only a new website.

    At least you were able to come up with a few 'loves'!

  6. Hope your week gets better. Stopping by from Mingle Monday. Your blog is so cute!

  7. Bleh - it sucks so bad when you put a ton of effort into cleaning and then someone else just dirties it up again.

    But, glad to hear the boy is coming to visit and it's so exciting that you're presenting a paper at Notre Dame - Good luck!


  8. Good luck with your presentation! I bet you are going to be just fabulous!

  9. Ah big things happening! Good luck on the presentation AND the race! Have some fun with the race part (:

  10. Love the new travel page. Happy Monday!!

  11. Hi Christy! Stopping by from Mingle Monday...i agree with you on the running group. The whole point of running is to enjoy the experience. It sounds like you're better off finding a new group, a couple of friends to run with, or running solo. Hope your Tuesday is better than your Monday!

  12. i'm OBSESSED with NTC.. it's such an amazing thing to be FREE! i hate hate strength training, but NTC has helped me get my butt cross-training on a much more regular basis!

  13. Gah! That running club situation sounds saaaad. You should start your own! That's what I did and I made some great friends. :-) Craigslist can be awesome!

  14. Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear about your running club situation. No bueno at all. The good news is you have a lot of other positive things going. And I LOVE the NTC app too!


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