Over the last few weeks, I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy. Between exercising, wedding planning, a trip to New York City, and a pair of Flyers games, I’ve lost time to do some of the things I’ve been meaning to do.
In terms of getting myself in shape, back in January-February I was constantly working out after work at the gym. Unfortunately, I also tweaked my shoulder while doing so which ended up being a setback for my goal of weight loss for the wedding since doing any significant weight-lifting would hurt like hell. I also used it as an excuse to get lazy while I rested hoping for it to heal. Needless to say, it didn’t and I’m currently going through physical therapy to hopefully get back to 100%. But towards the end of March, I decided to start running, since after all, a bad shoulder won’t hold me back. I’ve been doing pretty well with running too. I haven’t quite been able to match my February 5k time of 26:22 with an average pace of 8:18/mile, but for 4 mile runs I’ve been able to keep my pace between 9-9:30/mile which is good. I’ve also been focusing on long runs as well. I’ve gone 10.6 miles, 9.1 miles, and 8.4 miles pretty well and have been able to do it with an average pace of under 11 minutes a mile. It’s actually inspired me to sign up for the Philadelphia Half-Marathon in November. So come hell or high water, I will be running the half-marathon November 17.
I’m getting married October 19, 2013 to the most wonderful woman I could ever have imagined. I’m excited and can’t wait to marry her, but with all the planning recently, it’s been a little hectic. A week ago we took our engagement photos and they turned out great. We were able to nail down the hotel and the rehearsal dinner, narrow down our choices for the honeymoon, and start to plan out the flowers and the ceremony. Oh boy!
Mid-April, Lauren and I went to New York City for her birthday. This was the first time we’ve been able to go when the weather wasn’t freezing cold or blazing hot, so it was nice to be able to walk around with at most a sweatshirt. We were able to explore more around the city than we have in the past. We ended up seeing the Brooklyn Bridge, walked around the Financial District, and saw Washington Square Park. I also ended up taking probably close to 4-500 photos as well. Ever since I got the Canon 60D, I’ve become much more ensnared in photography. (I’ll probably write a post about that next) And in a couple weeks, I’ll be back in New York City with Lauren again.
So overall, life’s been busy, but good. I’ve fallen behind with my writing my novel, but for why I have, I can’t complain. I also am in need of a new project to work on. My idea of a Google Reader substitute I’ve grown cold on since I’ve had a chance to play around with Reeder and other alternatives. I feel like there are too many alternatives to really have a chance at entering the market. I might very well read more into game design and development and try my hand at it. I’m going to be busy, but at least I can spend it doing activities that are fun and enjoyable, and with those I love.