1. The summer of getting back in shape started well yesterday. I think the best thing I can do is start a running program. In fact, it would be great if I could get myself in good enough shape to run some 5-K's or even a half-marathon by the fall. I went through a period of time when I really wanted to run a marathon, and it's still something I'd like to do sometime in my life, even though I'm a very long way off. Anyhow, I was happy to see yesterday that I could still run/jog a mile without stopping, albeit a slow one (11:30). Then, I alternated between running and walking until I had hit a half-hour on the treadmill. I went about 2.3 miles total in that time, which is very slow, but afterwards went to an eliptical machine and went another 30 minutes. Then, after the 60 minutes of cardio, I lifted for a half hour. I'm sore today, and it feels great. I'm heading back in today, and have to decide what the best way to continue without overdoing it is.
2. Even though I was given two of the prime shifts at the restaurant this weekend, I made just $35 last night. I had two tables, and my big money table of seven left just a 15% tip, proving that I should have automatically gratuitied them. The big money table had a 6:45 reservation, but their entire party didn't come until 8:00, and they were there until 10:00, so I worked for them for over three hours, running drinks and timing theirs courses perfectly, and they left me $30 on $200. Then, a couple of other small tables and that was it. I'm hoping tonight's Father's Day shift makes some bank, though.
3. I'm about a third of the way through All the Pretty Horses by McCarthy. It's a really good book, and surprisingly funny at times. I'm going to read The Road by him as well this summer. Both are my primary pleasure reads this summer, before I get into all the reading I have to do for school, which is amounting to a ton. I'm also planning on reading a ton more, but I've decided to just make it a goal of 100 pages a day and leave it at that. I don't want to get ahead of myself.
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