so, i'm bowing to pressure and will be using google plus a bit more, mostly in order to recreate a google reader/buzz experience. it will still be a pain to switch between the two, but let's see how it goes, yes? because i really miss you all!
process: i created a "faux google reader" group of those who used to share on reader. then, when i go to the home area, i can filter my view to only see this "faux google reader" group. TA DA.
so expect me to post a bit more to plus. not sure if i'll post to all friends, or just the faux group. anyone know if google reader has a good app available? i use byline, which i love, but i don't think it shares items in plus. oh, technology. oh, first world problems.
... maybe i DO need to charge that tablet back up. well, fuckity.
may have used too much beeswax - this stuff is HARD. having to scrape it out using the backs of my nails and/or a guitar pick.
it does soften up ok on the fingers and keeps hands moisturized. or maybe not so much moisturized as... protected in a very waxy manner.
used a bit on my legs/ankles since they get rather dry and in the shower last night, found it difficult to scrub off. oops!
next time, more shea butter/coconut oil, i think.
in the last two weeks, i've gone running - not once, but twice.
i know, i'm a rockstar. BOOM.
or a masochist.
don't ask me why, but i've actually *felt* like going running lately. then again, i'm only going for about 15 minutes at a time. and, to be honest, i'm doing a hell of a lot more walking than running, most likely.
the first time was on a monday. 1 mile. 15 minutes. i was sore until friday. FRIDAY. pretty pathetic, even with stretching out.
the second time was this past sunday. 1.2 miles. 15 minutes. just a little sore today, but what still really hurts are the arches of my feet. i'm trying this new (to me) way of running and it's definitely easier on the body. it also bothers me less in that my glasses don't bounce all over my face as much. and it feels better once you get the hang out of it. i had to practice a little bit - during the first run i'd tried to do it, but couldn't envision it; i couldn't get my body to understand what i wanted to do. when i re-read the article in the new york times, i did some of the practices that it references to ready your body and they helped a lot.
confession: even now, i have running fears. thinking about them gets my heart rate up and my palms get all cold clammy. i've never been a runner. and to my knowledge, i've never slammed face first into the pavement while on a run, but that's one of my biggest running fears. i'm running, then suddenly i don't lift my foot high enough and say, the toe of my shoe skips along the pavement, causing my body to slam into the sidewalk. and then my mind references those vibram shoes and i can almost feel how my toes could catch underneath me, again, causing me to fall. it's the little moment, the toes catching on the pavement that really get me. let's hope it's not prophetic.