Weeell, I haven't talked about my life on here in a while so I guess I'll just update you on some of the least boring things that have happened.
I got a new phone! It's quite a novelty to me, having had the same flip phone since the start of 8th grade. My new phone is a shiny slidey one with a full keyboard and unlimited texting. Now I don't have to worry about going over my limit of 200 per month which only happened once in all eternity. I still can't figure out how to get pictures from it onto the computer, though, and it makes me sad...
Track has proven to be a sufficient time-sucker. It's pretty fun most of the time, except like every other day when the weather decides to go all psycho us. "It's okay, in a few months, we'll miss this." "Yeah, in a few months, I'll look back and think, wow, I miss that one day I was wearing shorts and it almost snowed." Okay, it hasn't come anywhere close to snowing, but it definitely rained when it was like 50 degrees which, let's be real, is basically the same thing. Also, 800s are not fun but they aren't that bad when you 'accidentally' run the first one at a slower pace than your 2 mile, making negative splits much easier than usual. ...Does that even make sense to people who don't run? It wouldn't have made any sense to me a year ago.
Also, I have been having this pain in my left lower calf so my mom decided to make me go to the physical therapist's about it today. It's not right; I'm not even intense enough to have to go to a physical therapist. I've always thought that's for really hardcore people. It's kind of sad. Anyway, apparently I have some problems with my hip or something that's affecting my foot/leg/something. I don't really know all the details. Clearly. I mean, it's nothing major or anything. Just some minor annoyances that I have to watch out for. It only hurts while/after I run but it doesn't really inhibit me; it just kind of...hurts after. I'd just do anything to make the pain go away...except stop running. That's not an option.
Uh, Valentine's Day happened. I'm not one of those people who's super into it, but nor am I one of those who claims it's just a stupid commercialization Hallmark holiday. I like it perfectly fine because it means lots of sweets and nice cards from friends & family and Valentunes a.k.a. theatre people interrupting APUSH class to sing "Single Ladies" to our teacher. It was also a late start so we went to IHOP and I ate red velvet pancakes for breakfast and all was well. <3
I took a practice SAT on Saturday morning because I'm taking the real thing next month. I wasn't terribly happy with my score, especially after hearing someone lament their score of 2240, but then I saw someone else who got a good 200 points lower than me being lauded for having a really good score, so who really knows? Sometimes I forget that, going to my school, I kind of exist in this bubble of over-achieving, and it makes me feel really dumb in comparison sometimes. But I'll just study between now and then and hope for the best. I can always take it again.
Yesterday was another early morning as I volunteered distributing food at the Austin Marathon. I like volunteering at races because it's like all the fun without actually having to run. And I get volunteer hours. Win-win. My hands were numb with cold after twenty minutes but it was fun and I got a free T-shirt. I always sign up for the events with free T-shirts, because, duh, why not?
Let's see...Lent has also started. I gave up Tumblr for Lent. As of yesterday. It's...pretty hard, not gonna lie, but I hope it will eliminate distractions and encourage to me to concentrate on my studies/real life more. That's the idea, anyway.
It was so nice today -- open windows nice. Kite-flying barefoot weather (pictures later).The best kind of weather. Spring is coming, and I'm more than pleased at the prospect. ♥