Current Week: 16
Weekly Record: 30
Total YTD: 660 miles
Long Distance Run this Week: 4
Long Distance Run Record: 13.1 miles in 2:21:12
Did some faster runs this week, to try to get used to that. I also made a marathon training schedule to follow through 2014. Tentatively targeting an attempt at the Columbus Marathon on 10/19/14. Still not fully commited mentally... Do or do not - there is no try.
Haven't played much this week. Did a little Ninja Gaiden 3 coop with my Brit friend Shigurui. That's about it.
I've been watching Dancing with the Stars with my wife. I used to dislike it but now I'm really into it! I mean, some of the female dancers are pretty damn hot. Plus they don't wear much either. Also, I think Bruno the judge is hilarious. I thought that Len Goodman was funny too. Since he left and they put in a replacement, he's been sorely missed.
I've also been watching The Biggest Loser, which just started up again. My wife hates that show but I like it. I especially like to watch Jillian Michaels scream at people. I also like it when she has heart-to-heart chats with them and says stuff like "dude" and "rad".
I also find it amusing when she climbs on peoples back while they do a stairclimber or whatever. Looks like a little gremlin or something hanging on there. Kinda like a much hotter version of Yoda.
Last week I made peace with one of my former Halo clan leaders. I felt really good about that. I felt like he understood where I was coming from, and vice versa.
This week I took another step and emailed two other clan leaders apologizing for going public and taking them off my friends list, rather than trying harder to work things out with them privately. I also asked if I could be allowed to rejoin. We will see how that goes.
I'm at peace with it either way. I do miss being in the group. But I could understand a clan leader not wanting to mess with a known arguer, or still being annoyed by that.
Regardless, I feel like I finally understand the group, how I feel about it, and how to handle a conflict in the future. I think I've done the right thing in taking ownership of my behavior that wasn't right and apologizing. If they want me back or not is up to them now. It is out of my hands and I am okay with that.
Old n Achy was right. Leaving your clan does feel like turning your back on your friends. It wasn't the right solution. If they let me back, it will feel awkward at first. But if they can forgive me, it will work out.
Happy Friday, folks!