Item: It is snowing! Kind of.
Item: I have a great deal of work to do. I don't seem to be doing it.
Item: Probably because my gentleman caller reads this blog, I did in fact receive custom software for Valentine's Day. It was pretty sweet - both the animated heart bouncing around in the little pop-up box, and the fact that he included the source code and explained a little bit about Java to me. (I also received roses and fancy chocolates and a card with puppies on the front and a romantic note inside, and was taken to a very nice brunch. This is exactly the sort of traditional Valentine's Day that suits me, and I am pleased that finally I have a gentleman caller to whom I do not have to explain how, actually, this fact combined with my lack of fear of math/science/thought does not result in some sort of unsolvable contradiction.)
Item: We are all going to think happy thoughts now, about tendons that heal overnight.
Item: A lot of people are sick. I am not sick; in fact I haven't been actually full-blown sick at all this winter. Possibly this is because there are so many pathogens in my body from the subway and general existence-in-the-city that they have killed each other off? I'm sure there is something lying in wait to get me sick at a crucial moment; I'm trying to preemptively take vitamins and get lots of sleep, because I know that once I do get sick it will last for weeks.
Item: This morning I met my next-door neighbor for the first time in the almost four months I've been living here. By "met" I mean that I know his first name and that he likes women who can wear stylish hats without looking stupid. I kind of like that I'm always meeting new people and never getting to know them too well; it allows me to sort of reinvent myself, or at least how I present myself, with very high frequency. And then I get to hear how I sound coming out of my own mouth and decide whether I like it. It's as if I can be anyone, even myself, if I knew who that was.
Item: My actual life, and also the limitations of my actual body, are starting to get in the way of my training. Tomorrow I will do sprints, and that will be fine, but I am a bit worried about when I will be fitting in long runs for much of the next six weeks, and whether I will be able to handle them. I guess I have to follow my own advice on that and stop borrowing trouble from the future.