I hung out with A (yes, A) for a while this afternoon and that was cool. Nothing exciting or gossip worthy to report, but it was still cool to hang out and talk. I think I'll make more of an effort to socialize with her in the future.
Eventually I got home and watched the Brian/Butch episode of Queer Eye. I'm definitely enjoying this series. It's not perfect, but it has lots of interesting tips and the guys are just genuinely fun to watch and listen to. They're educational and entertaining. They remind me of several folks I know. It's also surprising how much random stuff they throw out that I (as a geeky straight guy) didn't know or hadn't really thought about. I've been a bit bored lately so I'm definitely considering some image change suggestions from the series.
After all that, I made some sandwiches (for dinner after the workout) and headed to the rowing machine for my evening work-out. I took Sat & Sun off, and I was surprised that I once again broke my previous record for the 5,000m. Now I'm down to 23m57s. Not bad at all. Ultimately I want to get to the point where I can do about 10,000m in 45 minutes-ish (and I'd also like to be able to maintain that pace for a full 60 minutes). I'm almost at the halfway mark as far as speed goes, but I still have a ways to go so I can actually survive the full 10km or 60 minutes. It's nice to see how quickly my body is adapting to (and more importantly craving) the significant new amounts of physical activity I'm putting it through. Once I'm feeling comfortable with the pace I'm setting, I'll also start working in weight training every other day (and doing about 6 days a week of actual exercise).
I'm a man with a mission. I'm going to lose the flab, or have a seizure trying ;).
Anyways, I started writing this post to kill time until I took my shower. I was a wee bit tired from the workout and I wanted to catch my breath before jumping into the shower. Showering with legs that felt like jello just didn't seem like a good idea ;). However, now I'm feeling quite groovy (yay endorphins!) so I'm going to shower and then have dinner (suddenly, I'm really really really hungry).