Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 28 and May 31

So I ran on Thursday and today. I just ran laps around the lake in Roosevelt park today. I saw my ex boyfriend's parents there. I was running and I am pretty sure that was them. I believe we hated each other's guts. So glad that was over with...awkward days behind me. Hopefully they didn't recognize me. I mean, not a lot of people remember faces as well as I do. Lol, not that I care anyway.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

50 little secrets

This is what I do at 5 in the morning. Imagine I have to get up at this time for work in two weeks. rofl.

Be honest no matter what

[ONE] Who was your last text from?

[TWO] Where was your default pic taken?
ARC computer lab lol i was with Eugenia

[THREE] Your relationship status?
im seeing someone, i guess.

[FOUR] Have you ever lost a close friend?
as in they died? no. but i have lost a close friends in a sense that we grew apart.

[FIVE] What is your current mood?
relaxed and happy. its summer. lol

[SIX] Whats your brother(s)/sister(s) names
only child

[SEVEN] Do you have a job?
in two weeks, my dream job!!!!!

[EIGHT]Where do you wish you were right now?
getting my manicure done, running or drinking green tea frappuccino and eating a bagel.

[NINE] Have a crazy side?
oh yes...

[TEN]Ever had a near death experience?

[ELEVEN] Something you do a lot?
running, watching stuff on youtube, reading

[TWENTY-EIGHT] Who was the last person who gave you a hug?

[TWENTY-NINE] Who was the last person who yelled at you?
my mother

[THIRTY] Do you act differently around the person you like?
no, why wouldnt i be myself?

[THIRTY-ONE] What is your natural hair color?
black. and its like black for the first time in so many years. im not into highlighting or dye-ing my hair right now.

[THIRTY-TWO] Who was the last person to make you laugh really hard?
myself...i crack myself up all the time.

[THIRTY-THREE] Who was the last person to make you sad or pissed?
my mother

[THIRTY-FOUR] What do you hear?
birds chirping outside.

[THIRTY-FIVE] Is your hair curly or straight?

[THIRTY-SIX] Has anyone ever called you "scrumptious" before?
dont think so

[THIRTY-SEVEN] Do you have a best friend?
not really

[THIRTY-EIGHT] Held hands with the opposite sex in the past 3 days?

[THIRTY-NINE] Do you use smiley faces on the computer?
yes ^_____________^

FORTY] Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle?
i think so, not anytime recent.

[FORTY-ONE] Are you happy with life right now?

[FORTY-TWO] Are you currently jealous?
no, im rarely jealous of people. whats the point? if you want something go get it. if not be happy with what you have. wow, my view towards life changed a lot...

[FORTY-THREE] What jewelry are you currently wearing?
ear studs and bracelets that i never really take off.

[FORTY-FOUR] What are you doing Friday night?
im not too sure, i might be going to church actually

[FORTY-FIVE] Have you ever had your heart broken?

[FORTY-SIX] Have you ever broken someone's heart?

[FORTY-SEVEN] Is there anybody you're really disappointed in right now?

[FORTY-EIGHT] What was the last thing you went to the doctors for?
i got sick a couple days before finals and had to get meds. =_= why do i always get sick during finals week?!?!?!?! last year i had a fever, but this year was worse.

[FORTY-NINE] How late did you stay up last night and why?
6am because im being nocturnal and wouldnt go to sleep early. arrrrgh!

[FIFTY]Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009

I feel so good today. I ran 4 miles if not more, and I definitely got the runner's high so I am happy beyond belief. Starting today, I am running 4 miles a day (I usually run 2.5 - 3.5 miles) so I can own the 5k race (3.1 miles) next Saturday.

Time: 7pm - ?
Distance: 4 miles. House ---> Grove Ave---> Middlesex Ave (?) ---> Main St--->Metuchen Train Station --->Main St-->Middlesex Ave --> Grove --->Roosevelt Park, then I walked home.


This post has nothing to do with running, rather I have been thinking a lot about being single. In high school, I was always afraid of being single. I always thought that people who are attached are ought to be happier than those who are single. I believe I was single for maybe 13 months in total in the course of high school. Was I happy? Some of the times. However, being attached had limited me from a lot of things. I had to pay for a lot of them later on. So in college, in the past two years at least, I have been pretty content being single. I enjoyed many aspects of being single. It is truly a worry-free life. I was so content with single that some people thought that I hated all men. The following conversation has taken places multiple times:

Person: "So I have a bf/gf now. How about you?"
Me: "Nah, I am still single."
Person: "Really. Do you like...hate all men or something?"
Me: "Probably."

Truth is, I did hate guys, well, dating guys anyway. I guess I just didn't enjoy going on dates or just getting to know a guy anymore. I didn't bother because I was so jaded, so tired from all the troubles, issues, headaches that could possibly stem from dating/going out/being in a relationship. I even told my mom just to find me whoever when I reach the age to get married, and I will marry him. I am just that lazy to find someone.

However, lately, I have been more optimistic about that. I am starting to see the good in being a relationship. And I actually would not mind dating/going out/being in a relationship anymore. Wow, what a huge change in attitude! Don't get my wrong. I am still somewhat bitter towards guys, I am just LESS bitter.

Despite my more positive attitude towards relationships and just guys in general. I still think being single is not pathetic and is still quite a good lifestyle. One more thing to add, I don't respect people who just can't be single. There are people who have to be in a relationship; they have to have somebody, or else they just can't be happy.


Women, wear your badge of 'single-ness' proudly. I like being single. Getting involved is scary. Here's why:

1. you can no longer collect or give your number to the really hot guys
2. you have to get ready for huge disappointments (forgetten birthdays, holidays, etc...)
3. you can no longer trust your best friend. (you have to watch her out of the corner of your eye when with your man.)
4. you have to explain to your parents who the new guy is
5. no more eating two double cheeseburgers. Just a salad and water.
6. you have to pretend to like the cheesy gift he presented to you in front of everyone.
7. you have to stop your embarrassing habits.
8. you have to start calling yourself fat for recognition b/c he doesn't compliment you enough.
9. you cant wear the gramma panties anymore
10. you have to shave
11. you have to cook for two now
12. you have to deal with vicious rumors spread by his ex and her posse.
13. if you're nice to a male in public, he'll call it flirting and use it as his permanent defense in every argument.
14. He won't respect the cat.
15. He'll tell his buddies that you're stingy with the 'putty', but in fact, when you're in the mood, he's tiiired
16. you eventually have to deal with the break up
17. everyone wants to know how you two met, regardless how incredibly boring it was.
18. you have to put on your fake smile and endure 3 long hours of candy-coated insults or awkward silence when meeting his parents'.
19. After the breakup, your paranoia will convince you that he wants to torch the cat, thus causing you thousands in expensive therapy.
20. If your mother likes him and you two break up, she'll always refer to him as 'the one that got away.'
21. You have to start laughing at his jokes, regardless of how lame they are.
22. You have to hold your farts in"

10 Reasons To Stay Single

This article is dedicated to all the girls out there in "Singledom". Whoever said that single girls don't have more fun?

Relationships are all about compromise.Being single on the other hand, is all about being in control and taking charge of yourself.

You are the Queen of your domain. Being single allows you to be self-indulgent without the need to feel guilty.

Often when in relationships, girls become self-conscious about their body image.

Being single means you are no longer a slave to the way you look.

Single girls can stop worrying about their image 24 hours a day, as they have no one to please but themselves.

Relationships involve sharing and sometimes that means everything! Some guys are content to just share your chocolate with you, but when they insist on borrowing YOUR clothes, you know you're in trouble!The beauty of being single is that you don't have to share with anyone - it's all about you, you, and you baby!

Relationships mean loss of party-life.

Single life means partying to dawn!

You get to meet different types of people while mingling in different circles.

Being single is all about fun, spontaneity and even more fun! So what are you waiting for - Network girlfriend!

Single girls are footloose and fancy-free.

Being a free agent entitles you to see whom you want, when you want.

Being single allows you to flirt with a guy, without feeling guilty!

Rediscover your own body clock. Single girls should enjoy the freedom; answer to no one and do things in their own timeframe.

Remember that single life can be a headache-free, hassle-free, wonderful Life!

To those who dread being single, please don't. You're indepedent, strong and most importantly, free from problems and worries.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 25 and May 26

May 25, 2009
I got locked out of my car without a cell phone or my house key yesterday. So I had to walk back home, climb a window, get into the house and get a spare car key. Then I changed into my running shoes and ran back to my car. So there was my run for yesterday.

May 26, 2009
Time: 4 something to 5 something in the afternoon
Distance: home --> park--->James St---> Grove Ave --> home

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009

So I was slacking on Thursday and Friday and didn't run. In my defense, I climbed stairs for like an hour in Thursday and Friday I was showered with good news and so happy that I ....didn't run.

Time: 4 something to 5 something?
Distance: same as Wednesday.

My first race since senior year in high school is exactly two weeks from today. There are two things I need to do for preparation. The first thing is to get up early. I have been getting up around 1pm every day this summer so far. If I were to make it to the race I need to get up around 7, the latest. And everyone who knows me knows that I can't function without a good amount of sleep. So I really need to start sleeping early. The second thing is I need to increase my speed. I have the endurance necessary to finish a 5k, but I am not too confident about how fast I will be. Two weeks should be enough time to make adjustments and see improvements. I am optimistic and certainly very excited.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 20, 2009

Ok, I am getting worse at keeping track of time and the distance that I run.
Time: 7 something to like 8pm
Distance: No idea. I ran to the park and ran to JFK Hospital, ran past that and ran home.

The race is on 6/6 instead of 6/8 so that's next Saturday I believe. I better start getting up early in the morning and start running faster. I have no idea how long I will take to finish the 5k but I definitely think it would be under 27 minutes. I am going to start training for it tomorrow and see what happens.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009

Time: I left before 7:30 came back around 8:10pm.
Distance: House to Metuchen High School then ran to Roosevelt Park and ran around the lake once. 3.5 miles?

I found a 5k race while I was in the park! It's on June 8 and I am so excited! Last time I found a 5k race (Lincoln tunnel) I wasn't able to make it because I still had a chapter of orgo to read on the day of the race and there was an orgo exam 7 hrs after the race. But this time I am sure I'll be able to make it. And also I wasn't dehydrated today. I am very happy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009

Running fail yesterday. It was 11pm when I had the time to run and my parents wouldn't let me go outside alone at that time. To be honest, it is pretty scary to be out running that late at night. I don't know how I did it before. Anyway, I was pretty pissed off today because of something. So I went running and it certainly cheered me up and cleared my head. That's the thing I love the most about running; it always cheers me up, makes me feel powerful, and reassures me if I could run I can do anything. It sounds mad cheesy but it's so true.

Time: 4:53 to 5:25pm

Distance: House to Grove Ave, then ran along Grove until I got to James St. and ran back.

I definitely need to drink more water next time, at least half a bottle. I was extremely dehydrated during the run today and it felt horrible.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May 16, 2009

Time: 4:05 - 4:20pm
Distance: no idea probably 1 1/2 mile. ran to Roosevelt park and ran around the lake twice.

It was a bad idea to go out for a run at 4 in the afternoon when it's burning outside. Despite my effort to keep myself hydrated, I didn't feel like running much because of the heat. Maybe I will go out for a run tonight after work when it's cooler.

Edit: I was so hungry and tired after work so I didn't run. =/ I am so disappointed that I definitely have not been meeting my goal of running 3 miles a day. Tomorrow...

Friday, May 15, 2009

My First Running Blog!

Time: 10:10pm - 10:30pm
Distance: 2 miles -from house to almost metuchen high school and back.
Notes: I have been rather tired today. I went to work and didn't really get enough sleep last night (a little less than six hours). I would say it wasn't a successful run because it was pretty late when I went out, and I only ran two miles as oppose to three. But that's okay. Also the time on this blog is three hours ahead and I don't know how to change it. But yay for this running blog! I am so excited to finally keep track of how much I run. My goal for the summer is to do three miles every day. And I will try to get up early and run in the morning.