So, just as I was about to write a post titled "When do you call it quits?" (about Mr. Thoreau, of course), I got a comment from an Anon who, in summary, said: life is short; if you don't like the book, stop reading. How timely. I will say that I have gotten into a more interesting, less posery portion of the book. But I think my Anon is right; it is probably time for Mr. Thoreau to go back to book heaven (a.k.a. the library). I guess I will continue reading it until it comes up for renewal (maybe a week now?) and call it quits.
Okay, so that's enough Thoreau. What else is going on in my life? For one, I'm on a diet. Saying this is always interesting to me, because the typical response I get is "you don't need to be on a diet!" Well, thanks for the compliment, but I do. I gained about 15 lbs all told since I got married, due to a lot of excuses. Even more importantly, my exercise regimen has fallen off the wagon since grad school. So this isn't about me thinking I'm huge cow or anything -- it's about turning the tide and living a healthier lifestyle. Anyway, I've lost about 7 lbs so far, so I'm halfway there. And more importantly, I'm finding time to exercise again and I already feel like I'm in better shape. So that's a big plus!
This brings me to my next bit of "news": I think I might train for a triathlon again this spring. Although they are kind of a pain, I need something to focus on, because so far my out-of-state job hunt hasn't been going well. Plus, it will help me achieve my fitness goals. My training plan will start March 1st, but I have been doing some running and swimming already. So I think I'm on the right track.
That's it for now! I will try to think up some more interesting posts for the weeks ahead.