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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Okay, so yesterday was not productive at all. I didn’t even go to the gym. Why? I couldn’t tear myself away from a 4-hour 16 and Pregnant marathon on MTV. And you know what the worst part about it was? That marathon was the highlight of my week so far. Seriously.

I also didn’t even take a shower yesterday. What? I’m unemployed. That’s just how I roll now.

Today I’m going to the gym. FOR SURE. Then, I’m having lunch with a friend, hanging out with my sister for a bit, then rushing to catch the ferry with BF. As much as we both love being in my hometown and hanging out with family, I think we’re both happy to be going back to the mainland and settling into our (somewhat) normal routine.

I also want to get serious about my job search. There are a few jobs I want to apply for. I don’t think I’m being considered for that job I interviewed for on Friday. I haven’t heard back from them yet, and since they were looking to hire immediately, I think too much time has passed. That’s okay though. Hopefully when we get back home, my EI paperwork will have come in the mail.

Tuesday thoughts

So yesterday the debit machines at the rec centre were down, so I didn’t have to pay to use the gym. That saved me $5.75! :) As for the workout, it could have been better. I thought the gym would be dead at 9am, but instead it was the busiest I’ve ever seen it! There was a 55+ circuit class happening, plus a bunch of college kids. I should have known. Didn’t even get a chance at the treadmill. So I did 20 min. on the stair climber, 5 min. on the rowing machine, and 10 min. on the elliptical. Plus weights, abs and stretching. Not the greatest workout, but I was really limited to what I could do with so many people taking up all the machines and mats.

Yesterday evening BF and I went to Noodle Box for dinner. It cost me $17 after tax/tip. Expensive, because I bought a beer. I shouldn’t have, and felt really guilty afterwards. Going out for dinner when I’m unemployed is one thing, but buying a drink with dinner? Even I know that’s just dumb. At least I got to use the gym for free…

On the job front, I’ve been searching the job boards. I found 2 jobs that I will apply for when I get back home to Vancouver. I also got an e-mail from a co-worker at my old job. He wanted to let me know that he knew that I got bullied and pushed out of my job. He even called co-worker a “monster.” Ha!

Anyway, I’m trying to make today a productive one. I’m going to go to the gym, search the job boards, then hang out with my sister. In the evening, I will be going to BF’s grandparents house for dinner.

On the fitness front

What a great weekend! I love being back on the island. There’s something so comforting to be surrounded by friends and family. It’s such a difference from Vancouver, where I still barely know anyone.

I also ran twice over the weekend. Two 5km runs. According to my Nike+ tracker, I paced on average just over 5 min. for every kilometre. But both of those runs were on a treadmill, and it’s so much easier to run in a controlled environment. Today I’ll do a 3.5km run on a hilly chip trail, so we’ll see what kind of time I can pull. I’m hoping for around a 5:45 min. pace, but we’ll see. I’m feeling really out of shape and the run is quite hilly.

Today I’m also hoping to take at least 30 min. to do a bit of job searching online. I’d love to hear back from that job I interviewed for on Friday, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

Then tonight I’m going to kick boxing with a friend. I used to take kick boxing classes a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to be going to one again. :)

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