This class is exhausting me. It wouldn't be if I weren't an over-achiever, but since i am, it is really really tiring me out. I want to make a good grade.
Correction: I want to make an A.
Clarification: I want to make a 95 or higher.
That's the over-achiever in me. I still haven't gotten beaten up or my lunch money stolen, but if my instructor keeps calling on me, and making an example of me, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time. Have you ever seen a 30-year old get beaten up at school? Yeah, me neither.
But, I really really do like the class. Because I'm nerd. And I like learning. So, I'm learning a ton and that is good.
They moved me to a new room. I found mold and mildew growing on my box spring. After I had slept on it for 8 days. I have a sore throat now. But I'm not sure if I induced it, or if it is actually from the mold. So, I got moved out of the ghetto to some really really prime real estate. For base housing that is. No, actually it is the nicest billetting I have ever stayed in. It's reminiscent (?sp) of a Marriott. To me anyway. Even my pillow cases are folded in nicely. I forgot to bring my camera home but next week I'll post some before and after pics. No Tell Motel, to the Grand Hyatt. I'm moving on up....I miss the Jeffersons.
I miss Troy too. I'm here and he's not. Strange. I drove 6 hours last night to get here. But I knew that he wouldn't. Cause he's in Wyoming chasing grizzly bears, and moose, and trying to stay off of the Indian Reservations. If you read his blog (referenced in a post below), he describes it as more of a Broke Back Mountain thing, rather than a guy bonding experience. All I can say is TMI. Well, no, all I can say is that if that were really the truth, then I'd be here packing my stuff this weekend. But, I am 100% confident in his manly-hood and his fellow hikers manly-hoods, so I won't pack...yet....
Where do I begin? I ran/walked or rather walked and then ran a couple of times. And that's it. The thing about being stationed at Keesler is that
1) If I choose to run in the morning, I have to wear all of this goofy protective gear. And I would have to run around 3:30 am cause class starts at 6am.
2) If I try to run in the afternoon it rains. Buckets. And brings with it a ton of lightening.
3) There is no indoor track.
So, what does all this mean? Well, 1) I haven't done any walk/running since Monday and 2) when I get back on Sunday I'm going to have to suck it up buttercup and walk/run on the treadmill.
Geez, I hate that. I'm going to get in some walk/running here at home tomorrow morning. And then Sunday drive back to Biloxi.
So, that is my running update. Extremely lame. I know.