This decade sucks
So - I've been hanging out in the 190s for three months now. I'm tired of being here. I've toured all I can tour. I go up, I go down - but always within this little range. I'm bored now. Let's move on, shall we?
I'm so freaking excited I can't stand myself. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you! Anyone for a cocktail???? I'm ready!!
The Treadmill Progression
I'm working my way back up the exercise mountain. I don't know about any of you, but I can tell how I'm doing by how I pass the time while on the treadmill. Stage one: Reading a book- while in this stage I can read a book. It's not the easist thing in the world to read, but I can do it and I totally get caught up and all of a sudden it's 30 or 40 minutes in. I am walking at a brisk pace, but it's not really taxing me yet - but my body and mind are getting used to the time and effort and routine - I've passed this stage and moved onto the next.
Stage two: Good drama. I can't read anymore, though I still really want to - so sometimes I'll still try and end up getting seasick. Can you get treadmill sick? In this stage I watch an hour long drama that I like. I used to be able to FF through the commercials and I'd end up with a 45 min workout by the time the credits rolled. But we just switched to Fios and if I'm watching "on demand" which is cool to be able to do, I can't FF, but the commercials are shorter - so it ends up at about 50 min. Right now, I'm catching up on Castle and will then likely move on to Bones. This is the stage I'm on now. I'm still walking, but at a fast pace, and I'm sweating and I'm thinking about adding in intervals of running, though I'm not ready for that yet.
Stage 3 - bad drama. The time committment is the same, though sometimes I'll add to it - but I am putting forth too much effort to really catch every nuance in a drama that I really enjoy; you know, the byplay between Castle and Becket - a raised eyebrow, a stare - that kind of thing. So I switch to dramas that I don't like as much. Where I don't have to pay constant attention to still get the drift of what's going on. I'm almost here, so I'll be switching to Haiwaii 5-0 soon or maybe CSI - they both fill this niche for me.
Stage 4 - Realty TV. I'm doing intervals of running and I'm sweating like a pig and barely hanging on to life as I know it - but it feels amazing. There's no way I can concentrate on a drama. I'll miss whole segments and then I'm lost and annoyed. So I switch to Reality TV. I love American Idle, Project Runway, and So You Think You Can Dance so between those and all the many, many other choices that just don't take any brain power - I'm totally set for this place.
It was really nice when I moved to the "Dramas I like" stage. It reminded me in this concrete way - this is a journey - I'll get there; both to stage 4 and also out of this frickin' decade.