Happy Friday! Interested in some randomness? Yes? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy my Friday Five:
1. When I do intervals on the treadmill, I change the setting to kilometers. I know that 400m is almost the same as 1/4 mile, but it’s not quite, so using the kilometers setting makes more sense to me. Of course, the entire time, I have no concept of what the numbers on the screen mean in terms of distance and speed. It’s kind of fun. I’ve figured out what the equivalent km/h setting is required for my interval pace, and that’s all I really need to know. Last night, the woman on the treadmill next to me kept looking at my screen; I’m really hoping she was confused/impressed by how fast it said I was going (even though I wasn’t – haha). Also, maybe this will help me get a bit of a handle on the metric system, I’ve always wanted to be better at that.
2. It’s Pi Day! I’m thinking of making something pie related to celebrate, but I just made chocolate chip cookies yesterday, so maybe not. I made these: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/05/27/the-best-healthy-chocolate-chip-cookies/ and they’re quite delicious. They don’t look great, though. And they are thin, wafer thin. Ha!
3. Jeff and I have one car. Her name is Betty, but admittedly, we don’t refer to her by name very often. One of the best little features that our car has is a saved seat position button. So when I get in the car, I just need to push “2” and the seat automatically goes to my preferred position. It’s a really awesome feature in a shared car. I still have to adjust the review mirror, but that’s not nearly as irritating as adjusting the seat would be. Whoooa, black Betty, bam ba lam!
4. I’m really freaked out about my test next Friday. I’ve been doing practice tests for a few weeks now, and I have only completed one that I feel confident would be a passing score (the grading is complicated, and there is not a predetermined percentage that would indicate a pass, so I don’t know for sure). I’ve really put it out there leaving engineering and pursuing this, and pretty much everyone I know knows I’m taking this test. I think that having to tell everyone that I’ve failed would be worse than actually failing. I’m generally a good test taker, and I know that people expect me to be able to pass. The test is so hard, though! The pass rate is less than 50%, more than half of the test takers fail…ugh!
5. While I’m terrified of next Friday, I’ve reserved a little piece of myself to be excited for the new Muppet movie. I’m a HUGE fan of the Muppets, and Muppet movies, and I can’t wait to see it. I’m hoping it will be playing at 9AM like the last Muppet Movie. I like going to the movies in the early morning – it’s cheaper and there are less people. (Yes, I still get popcorn).
Me and my Muppety Friends, Mupbert and Princess Muppette:
And, that’s it for the second edition of the Friday Five. Enjoy your weekend.
4 thoughts on “The Friday 5 – 2nd Edition”
Friday Five is definitely one of my favorite things now.
And whatever happens next Friday, you will still have friends and family who love you and that is all that matters. I have lots of confidence in you, but I dont want you to mistake that for pressure. You are one of the smartest and most capable people I know, so however you do on that test it really doesn’t matter because you will figure it out like always. So YAY and good luck!
Thanks Fay, your comments always make me smile!
Great post! It’s funny what you say about changing the settings to km rather than miles. I work the other way around, and can only think in kilometres. Although I am perfectly capable of converting one into the other of course, I just don’t have any feeling for distances expressed in miles. Having said that, in my last half marathon I decided to just think in miles – 13 miles rather than 21 km and 7:30 pace rather than 4:44 – it actually worked a treat, as the race somehow felt shorter and slower than what I’m used to!
I think it would be really cool to get a grasp on running in kilometers, maybe I’ll try one of my next races like that.