Friday, July 2, 2010

Anyone need a physiotherapist?

Does anyone need a physiotherapist for cheap? I'm for hire. JKS

But honestly I think maybe kine. should be in my list of majors again b/c I now think I would make a kick ass physiotherapist. My mom has been have aches in her body for the longest time and today I took some time to work on her body. I was able to hit all the right spots and while she's still REALLY tight ALL OVER I can already feel the tight muscle groups are less tight.

IDK, if anyone needs a physiotherapist I'm for hire - inside of 60$/h I'm only charging 40$/h :D
good deal?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Treating my sport as a means of transportation

I am one of the laziest people you can ever meet - I hate moving unless it is absolutely necessary. I will never run to the ice cream truck; the ice cream truck will come toward me.

B/c this is part of my personal nature I guess it can't be surprising that I'm not too pleased my parents are now treating my sport as a means of transportation.

B/c my ankle was still a little sore and I woke up too late to make it back in time to go out for yum cha with some family members I decided to postpone the dreaded (not really dreaded) long run for yet another day (bad idea now that I think about it b/c I can't do speed work on Sat like I planned). At 11am my mom popped her head into my room to tell me that if I couldn't be ready to leave in 10min my parents were going to leave me at home and I would have to run to the yum cha place. Obviously I can't get ready in 10min even though I'm pretty low-maintainance (brushing my hair is considered a good day) since I have to take off my night contacts, clean them, &etc. My parents left without me, they told me the restaurant I was supposed to meet them at and then left. I was left with only one method of transportation since I have yet to get my G1 (I really do need to get my G1 asap) - running.

It took me 10:16.06 to get there, roughly 2.4k - kind of slow since some cars cut me off even though I had the right of way and I wasn't warmed up and I was dehydrated. It wasn't a bad run but I was just pissed that my parents are now taking my sport as a means for transportation. If you start using your hobbies as a necessity it takes away from the joy of doing and I've already lost some of the enjoyment from running due to the fact I want to impress scouts. I don't want to lose more enjoyment from running b/c I have to use it as a means of transportation and I wish my parents could understand this.

K, not exactly UFA but T.Dot got a bit more swag with Versteeg last night. I know this trade overall is good but I'm a little sad at losing Stalberg. He was great with the team this year. Also very sad about losing Paradis - such a sexy son of a gun. Great times with him in the Marlies when we were at the Rioch (note* night of the douche)

Got Colby Armstrong - little expensive but meh.

We need to resign Kulemin!

Waiting for news about Kaberle....

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Watch out for the Running Rams

Watch out for the Running Rams b/c we're running this town (well Thornhill, Markham, Vaughan &etc)

I got some of the team members together for a slow and enjoyable 6.5k this morning and it just felt nice to run with people - since I usually train alone. We are def. training together this summer - both the current members of the XC team and alumni.

We already have plans for a 11k next Tues and some of us are doing speedwork Sat morning. WHOO. I don't know if this will be able to put on us par with the girls that run club XC but it does strengthen the team bond and quicken our paces.

We have 3 alumni running with us that are probably going to run university XC so they can def push us to run faster so I'm actually kind of excited for the fall season.

Physio helped the tendons on my left ankle that have been feeling sore and tender but it's not totally better - hopefully a good night sleep will put it into place so I can celebrate Canada Day in style - running through Markham & Thornhill for my long run.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sex as a Way of Protesting

My G20 post will have to wait another day, or maybe it will never be done b/c I'm just not understanding the financial agreements on cutting the deficits that the countries agreed on - well I kind of understand what they want but how is the question. Maybe I shouldn't enter into the financial field after all....

In a post earlier I laid out my view of the rioters that took over Toronto for the G20 weekend:

People, the next time you want to protest, please protest like Winston Smith & Julia.
At least all the damage they were capable of was over-populating Oceania
. Next time, use sex as a way to protest - not only is it more enjoyable but it's less disruptive.

According to my religion teacher last year, "Sex is great!" - I'll take his word for it. With this in mind, I can't help but wonder why people are protesting by burning police cars, throwing feces, and breaking windows when that is hard work and not enjoyable at all.

I love to read and every once in a while I see glimpses of literature in the real world. In the case of the G20 I instantly connected it to George Orwell's 1984. At first it was the fact there was a law passed so quietly that one could not help but think of all the rules/laws placed on by Big Brother that the citizens of Oceania did not really know about. That being said, it also felt like the people of Toronto were the Party members or the proles and the G20 leaders were the wining and dining Inner Party Members. It also felt like the people that did not care about the fact some of the rights were infringed upon (I Just Want My City, Province, & Country back) just like Parsons & Syme.

As the rioters destroyed my city and left all of us wondering what they were protesting for/against I couldn't but think of the Two Minute Hate - the people in Oceania didn't seem to know why they were hating on Goldstein, only knowing that they hated him. Similar to this, it seemed like the rioters were just hating on something - this something may be capitalism but I wouldn't know b/c they never stated their reasons for such a violent, vandalizing destruction. It seemed like there were just hating with no reason to hate.

After this I thought about the protesting done in 1984 and realized when Winston and Julia were protesting they never did anything violent - they just had sex (which was forbidden but still). I couldn't help but think these two are the smartest of all, not only were they protesting but they were doing it while enjoying themselves since according to the said teacher, "Sex is great!" The only destruction these two would be capable of would be having kids hence overpopulation (but only if they go at it like rabbits do). This comes to the conclusion that the next time people want protest (without knowing what they're protesting against exactly), they should just have sex - as stated earlier, way less disruptive and way more enjoyable.

Once again:

People, the next time you want to protest, please protest like Winston Smith & Julia.
At least all the damage they were capable of was over-populating Oceania
. Next time, use sex as a way to protest - not only is it more enjoyable but it's less disruptive.

Thanks, oh, have fun.

Something about the G8 that made me SMILE

My friend posted this on my fb wall and it just made me smile - the only thing probably about the G8 that made me smile

G8 through students' eyes at Spruce Glen:
What is G8?
1) "G8 is a thing where eight of the richest countries come together to talk about stuff"
2) "They are leaders of the G8 countries. Toronto is one. They are walking around Huntsville to see if things go well...."
3) "G8 members are coming to talk about the town keeping clean."
4) "The G8 is a group of people from eight countries. Canda is one of them. US is one. They are president and prime ministers. Queen Elizabeth is the only woman."
5) "G8 is leaders who protect our Earth"

What would you ask the G8 leaders?
1) Is your limo VIP proof? (my personal favourite)
2) How old are you? Are you marFor results of the Toronto District School Board's vote to close schools, see
3) When did you start the G8?
4) How do you keep cities and countries safe?
5) Does your clothing match?

Since I'm in a hurry to take a quick pre-run nap my own G20 analysis will have to wait - didn't do it this morning b/c I got biten by a bug last night at the corner of my eye and it's all swollen and when I woke up I could barely open and close it.

but want to share an account of the G20 protest by a U of T professor with you - I don't really agree with everything he says (I think he's amping it up a bit) but it's a good read for good prospective

Monday, June 28, 2010

My First Marriage Proposal

In lieu of today's events and the G20 I totally forgot that I received my first marriage proposal (other than from some guy when I was 3) yesterday.

When I was out for a run yesterday morning a group of cyclists approached me while I was trying to fix the dam hydration belt and they started talking to me

Guy 1: Look there's a hot chick
Guy 2 catcalls
Guy 3: You're the ideal perfect woman for me. I love you. You're so beautiful and just perfect for me. Marry me? Please marry me, you're the ideal woman for me.

Me: Wtf? (what else am I supposed to say? I was sweaty and gross)

I was just standing there in shock and didn't know what to say

what a romantic first marriage proposal

Tonight's run was amazing. I plugged in my ipod b/c I wanted to take it slow since I have a long run tomorrow and didn't set my watch b/c once again, I wanted to go slow. I just ran, it was amazing, I felt so weightless and I totally hit the runner's high. WIth about 3.5k to go I saw my dad taking his evening stroll - I was going to run up to him and smack his ass but he heard me and turned around. He tried to smack me instead....It was such a great run tonight. Weightless and just hitting the runner's high. It's runs like these that remind me why I strive to get up early in the mornings and I run through rain, snow, hail, and thunderstorms. Running is truly the love of my life.

I did manage to deafen everyone that lives on my 11k route - my singing is horrible. SORRY. :D

Quick Personal Update

Had no idea what happened downtown today - bunch of protests I think? Need to catch up on G20 stuff later since I was out all day.

Today was one of the best days I've had in a long time. Just J, D, & myself. We noshed on sushi at Maison - love that place. It was nice to be there since we haven't gone since forever. They changed the calamari recipe - just wasn't the same. I still love it there but I couldn't help but think we've out-grown the place.

We used to go there at least once a month (or every 2 months) and we have so many great memories there. As we were leaving Maison we saw a bunch of 9ers celebrate the end of the school year at this one table and J & I just kind of looked at each other and drew back the memories we had as niners and how we used to come so often. It feels strange that I'm going to be one of the oldest kids in school next year - these 3 years have gone by so fast.

Prince of Persia is one HOT movie. Loved it - totally hot. It was such a great movie. The plot was great and the symbols and such within the movie was awesome. It was just truly one of the better movies I've seen in a while.

I picked up a copy of Ally Carter's 'Only the Good Spy Young' and it was kind of disappointing - the plot just wasn't as in your face as the other books.

After such a rollercoaster year with the decision to drop IB and everything I'm just not sure where I'm heading in life. I have a few more months to decide what I want to study for university and I'm just not sure. Honest to God, I love math but I think IB ruined my love for math b/c of how fast everything was taught - I still remember my love at first sight for trig identities (they are so much fun). B/c I didn't take gr 12 physics the engineering program is out of bounds for me. I'm thinking of going into the business and finance field which I think I would be good at but at the same time my passions lie within the philosophy, psych, language, & politics field. I'm so lost with what I want in life - what I am capable of doing and what I'm not capable of doing.

Kind of random but it's been on my mind since I came home, I hate to say this but I think one of the reasons to why I had such a great time today was b/c one of my closest friends wasn't there. I know this is seriously bitchy of me but while I love her very much there are some things about her that just seem to dampen the mood. Whenever we go out as a group or even when it's just me and her, it seems like everything as to be about her and how great she is. If we're talking about my inability to play ball sports she'll jump in and tell us how great she used to be at baseball, basketball, volleyball, &etc and how she was the captain of every sport at her old school. I'm not jealous of her talents - in fact I love that she's so talented (that way if I ever end up on her team I won't lose, with my inability to play eye-hand-coordination required sports) but it doesn't always have to be about her. If we're talking about my racing schedule (which our plans kind of have to revolve around) then she'll jump in about how she was running the other day and how guys were hitting on her. If D talks about her co-op placement or anything she'll jump in and tell us how great the mural on the wall she (not D) painted there looks like. She's a great friend and a great person but sometimes I feel like she just dampens the mood b/c she just wants to talk about herself and acts like everything should be centered around her. I know I sound like a major bitch but this has been on my chest for a long time and it just gets to me sometimes.

Also, she always seems to act superior to everyone and it just bugs me. I thought I was the one with the problem b/c these are some really unkind thought but apparently I'm not the only one that thinks she's a bit condescending and spoiled. It came up very briefly today so I guess it's not just me. She is such a great person and so fun to get around but sometimes I just wish she could stop being just so self-centered. I love her and everything but it gets really annoying sometimes.

So I figured out the no-hydration problem for my long run tomorrow, the school is still open (for now) so when I hit around 13-18k I can drop by the school and grab a drink from vending. Sounds good but I hope I don't see anyone (grad breakfast tomorrow) b/c I"ll be all gross and sweaty - I really don't want to see JDC. I'm fully over him with no regrets but I just don't want to see him...does this make sense?