May 12th, 2009

running

Today's run, and Bay to Breakers plan

Forced myself outside today for a run to Aquatic Park. I was really miserable climbing the hill on the way back. Finished in 38'54" for a glacial 15.3 min/mile pace. Not at all surprising since I've barely been exercising for the past month. But I'm really only competing against myself, and keeping my heart rate up for a reasonable amount of time is what matters.

I'm still planning to run in Bay to Breakers this Sunday. I doubt I'll be able to make the 12 minute mile pace I'd planned, so I'll line up at the very back of that pace group. I'll do 9 minute run, 1 minute walk intervals. I don't have a sexy/fun costume ready, nor do I feel like putting one together at this stage, so I'll just go for comfort and wear a colorful sports bra and running shorts.

Anyone else planning to run/walk this Sunday? This will be my first Bay to Breakers, I'm looking forward to it.
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Dreamwidth usage poll

So I got an account on Dreamwidth mostly to reserve my name on there, but I haven't really used it at all yet. I have a permanent account on LJ, so I'm unlikely to buy a seed or even paid account on DW at this time. But since a number of my LJ friends are getting DW accounts too, and some are cross-posting and some aren't, I wondered if I should start cross-posting as well in case a mass migration is in the winds. Another benefit of DW is that I could grant access to friends-only posts to people with OpenID accounts; I know at least a couple of friends are reading my blog entries but don't have LJ accounts, and I'd like them to have access to friends-only posts as well. (Though ironically, they won't be able to vote in this poll, though are encouraged to leave comments...)

Poll #1398901 Dreamwidth usage

Do you have a Dreamwidth account?

Yes
12(66.7%)
No
2(11.1%)
No, but I plan to get one
1(5.6%)
WTF is Dreamwidth?
2(11.1%)
Other
1(5.6%)

If you have both LiveJournal and Dreamwidth accounts, are you crossposting?

Yes
1(6.2%)
No
9(56.2%)
Only for some of my entries
1(6.2%)
N/A, I don't have accounts on both
2(12.5%)
Other
3(18.8%)

Are you planning to migrate entirely away from LiveJournal and to posting only on Dreamwidth?

Yes
0(0.0%)
Maybe
1(6.2%)
No
7(43.8%)
Depends on which way the wind blows
5(31.2%)
Other
0(0.0%)

If you do have a Dreamwidth account, do you take advantage of the separation between "friends access" and "reading access" on there?

Yes
2(12.5%)
No
5(31.2%)
N/A, I don't have a Dreamwidth account
1(6.2%)
I don't understand this question
0(0.0%)
Other
6(37.5%)

Why do most of my friends' polls have a "tickybox" option?

Because it's cute
7(46.7%)
I've always wondered that myself
0(0.0%)
I will explain this to you in comments
1(6.7%)
I refuse to check anything marked "tickybox"
3(20.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)
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New project: Happiness management system

boyziggy suggested that I adopt a time management system. I am instead adopting a Happiness Management System. Each day I will measure my Personal Happiness Quotient in each of four areas, outlined below. If warranted I will also create a Personal Happiness Forecast for the upcoming day.

My current target areas of Personal Happiness are the following:

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My PHQ (Personal Happiness Quotient) for today:

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My PHF (Personal Happiness Forecast) for tomorrow:

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