Sunday, March 16, 2008

Two Weeks Left

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Okay, so it's been over month since my last transmission and I am sorry for leaving all of you in the dark for such a long time. But to tell the truth nothing really crazy, or what I thought to be blog worthy was going on. So now I will update.

As far as the running is going, I've really started to put some speed into the exercise. At first I was running at 4.8 mph and now I'm running at 6.5 mph and it's such a nice workout but I still want to run faster. I feel by the time I'm done I'll be beyond 7 mph.

As for visitors I've had some high school kids watch me run one day, and a group of Case students too and then there was the United States Ambassador to Hungary (I was a stop on the Tour) I've met a couple more people from NASA and some doctors from around the world.

One day, instead of running with full force put onto the treadmill I ran with only 20% force. So instead of feeling like I weighed 150 pounds I felt like I weighed 30 pounds. It was to simulate walking on the moon. It was so cool, it was more of a bounce or a hop and a skip motion rather than a run. I loved it.

My nutritionist stopped by the other day and gave me a bottle of Tabasco sauce. Finally I get to ad some spice to my otherwise bland food. I also am getting a corned beef sandwich on rye for St. Patrick's day and she's working on bringing me a steak for Easter!

I must take a moment to thank everyone who sent Valentine's Day cards. I was overwhelmed with letters and love from so many of you. And also, thank you to all the 4th graders at James A. Garfield who wrote. Your letters were awesome!

I've been occupying my time with more movies and my new fix is watching NASA TV. They are at the ISS now and conducting space walks everyday. It's pretty interesting if you got nothing better to do.