Losing my blogging virginity

Hmmmmmm….. so this is what it feels like to blog. Well this isn’t so bad. Except that I just really don’t know where to start. So let’s start with the obvious.

Hi! I’m Pam. Nicetameecha! (That’s “nice to meet you” for you phonetically challenged folk!) I am a dangerously-close-to-30-year-old married female living in rural West Tennessee. I am married to my best friend, Dewayne, and we have two critters, CC & Bella. CC is a very much overweight 11-year-old gray tabby cat, and Bella is a very hyper 9-month-old mama’s girl American Bulldog puppy. They are our only children so far. I work for the Postal Service. I’m technically the supervisor of customer services at a large office, but I have been on a detail assignment as Postmaster in a small office for more than a year. Anyone reading this, please keep your fingers crossed for me as I have just applied for the position permanently. I want so badly for that to become my permenant job. Quite frankly, the thought of going back to the big office with all of its headaches and stressors makes me want to slit my wrists. Or drink a bottle of wine. I guess it depends on what I find in the kitchen drawer first–a knife or the corkscrew. I know, I know… the economy is shitty and I should feel lucky to have a job to go back to if I DON’T get the Postmaster position. And I do. I guess. It’s just that I hate my job. *SIGH*

Okay, what else? …. I run. Not very fast, but I do run. I actually am just starting to get into it. I ran my first half-marathon in November, and I have only been running since July. It wasn’t pretty, and my time sucked big ol’ balls, but I finished, damnit, and that’s more than most of you can say!!! And now I’ve gone and signed up to do it again in April. I haven’t been doing much running since the HM in November, so I’ve really gotta get my ass in gear and get out there if I am going to improve my time in this next one. (Although, seriously, I didn’t really set the bar too high for myself. If I run it faster than 2:42:33, I’ve PR’d. See? Told you I didn’t run fast.) I took a couple of weeks off right after the race because of some tendinitis in my foot, and by the time that was better it was Thanksgiving, and then work was picking up and I was later getting home, and the days were shorter, so I didn’t have a lot of time to run before it got dark, and I HATE a damn treadmill with a passion… is that enough excuses yet? Okay, thanks. Anyway! I DID, however, just finish a four-mile run this morning, and I set a new PR thanks to my new Garmin Forerunner that my fabulous hubby got me for Christmas! =D I really didn’t realize how slow my pace was going uphill. MUST WORK ON THAT. Because the HM in April is known as being a hilly biotch.

So I’m really not sure yet what this blog is going to turn out to be. Some running, some venting, some humorous… I guess I’ll just go where it takes me and write what I’m feeling when I sit down at the keyboard. Right now the only thing I’m feeling is content. I PR’d a run this morning, the house is quiet and warm, my dog is asleep beside me, and my belly is full of left-over pizza. I mean, come on. Does it get any better than this?

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