Happy Birthday Mom and Courtney!
I ran another 5K today, this time in Campbell, which is about 25 minutes away, sort of a little town in the middle of San Jose. (There are so many little towns around here.) I finished in 33:04, which is 10:40 per mile — 16 seconds faster per mile than my first 5K two weeks ago, and I weigh 5 pounds less. And the course today was mostly flat with some uphill; the one two weeks ago was more downhill. So the course was harder, yet I ran faster. Needless to say, I was pumped. I feel like I’m really starting to get into decent shape. Of course I still have a long way to go before I have lost the pounds I want to lose and am running at the speed I’d like to be able to, but I am feeling really good about myself. My goal is to run a 5K in 30:00 flat by the time I graduate in June. I don’t really know if this is realistic or not, but I think it probably is. I think I can do it.
After the race, I came home and watched the Georgia Tech-Duke game on TV. We got creamed of course, but that is to be expected when playing Duke. I saw Katie standing under the basket on TV! That was neat. After the game I headed over to Aaron’s, where he and Mike and Steve and I spent all afternoon working on our E206 project, codename “PHATman” for Pseudo-Heli Actuated T-man.” Yes, we just wanted the cool acronym so we made up vaguely related words that fit. Anyway, we made a lot of progress, and when I left just now, Aaron and Steve were on their way to the lab to test it out.
I, on the other hand, am about to head to the one-act play that Emily is acting in! Tonight is the last performance. Supposedly, the play is “abstract.” Hmm. Well, it will be interesting, and it is nice to support Emily. They come to my flute performances, we go to Nick’s dance performances, we go to Emily’s play.
I got to talk to Carter tonight. It was nice because I hadn’t talked to him in a long time…in fact, I didn’t realize how long it had been until it turned out to be him on the phone and I tried to remember our last conversation. Unfortunately, he has had a rough week. I think I may try to hit Atlanta for a weekend during spring break…I don’t know. I don’t know if it will be possible (translation, affordable). We’ll see. I keep hoping more people will make it out here to California, especially now that the weather is turning warmer and there is so much to do outside. I found out just a few days ago that Alex and Iffy are going to come out in April! That will be fun.