The Post Game Show

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Musings of a walking machine

So it is 7:09 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, and I've already been out and about, getting my morning walk in around the city of Dover, and I feel great. Needless to say since I've started my little venture into the get-in-shape field, it's been an interesting experience that's helped me look deeper inside myself as a person as well as getting into some semblance of shape.

For those curious about my route, I walk from my campus apartment through the little courtyard, out of Parking Lot 25 and onto Route 13 until it turns into State Street. State Street then turns into Walker Road and I go up Walker Road until it turns into McKee Road, then College Road, and through the back entrance of campus back to my apartment. Translation: 10 miles roundtrip. I must be crazy. Or really determined. Either or, I've lost 25 pounds overall from January 1st to November 15th, leaving me at my lowest weight in three years, so this is definitely a good look that I hope to continue for a while.

These crack of dawn strolls are absolutely perfect for brain dumps and self-catharsis, something I've been avoiding for quite sometime. They always say that it's hardest to look inside yourself and be honest about what's going wrong or what you're responsible for. I've had some cringing, teeth-gritting, "damn, was that really me" moments so far, but hopefully I can learn from the bad and take some good out of it.

One thing I'm starting to pick up on is that it truly is your opinion of yourself is what matters, even though I'm always going to be curious about how others see me. I can honestly say that even though I've had a blessed career as a student journalist, this is the highest I've held my head in quite some time. I feel good about who I am, what I am, and what I can do. I really don't get into what I have to offer women too much anymore, simply because it's not meant to be at this school as far as dating goes. And for the first time, after 5 1/2 years of this, that and the other...I'm straight with that.

And the strangest thing about that is, as soon as resign myself to just chillin', rumor has it that females are saying I'm a cool person, says one of my co-workers at the Writing Center. Yeah, funny thing that "wooking pa nub in all da wong pwaces" mentality will do for you. I should relax more often. And I should keep walking. Apparently there's a whole lot of good to Chris Stevens that I haven't even discovered yet.

So as I'm shedding pounds, inches, spare tires and such, I'm also shedding the completely hopeless attitude that I've exhibited for the majority of my life. The latter is something that is I'm happiest with, even if I don't lose another pound.

Friday, November 03, 2006

This is a blog jack move!

I stole this from Talia, because I'm not quite ready to hit the hay yet. I should be by the time I'm finished.

Three Names You Go By: Chris, Huck, James

Three Parts of Your Heritage: black, negro, and colored.

3Three Things That Scare You: Pit Bulls, Nuclear Weapons, and cats.

Three of Your Everyday Essentials: Walking, writing, listening to music.

Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now: My glasses, my navy blue long sleeved shirt, and my trusty gray sweatpants.

Three of Your Favorite Bands or Musical Artists: Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Prince.

Three of Your Favorite Songs: "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder), "I Ain't No Joke" (Eric B. and Rakim), and "The Secret Garden" (Quincy, Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White).

Three Things You Want in a Relationship: romance, caring, bomb ass sex.

Three Physical Things about the Opposite Sex: smile, eyes, and build (I love em petite to thick, I don't discriminate).

Three of Your Favorite Hobbies: writing, playing basketball, reading

Three Things You Want Really Badly Right Now: My car back, A DSU at-large bid in the I-AA football playoffs and a freakin vacation.

Three People You Would Like to See Do This: Whoever feels the need.

Three Non-Physical Things About the Opposite Sex: Intelligence, caring nature (a girl who's a genuine sweetheart will always win me over), and a humorous streak. A girl who can laugh or can make me laugh always gets points.

Three Favorite T.V. Shows: Around The Horn, PTI, and that's pretty much all I watch.

Three Songs that you have listened to while completing this meme: I was thumping "Bang" by Young Jeezy with T.I. and Lil Scrappy on repeat. That beat is hot. Definitely going to add that to my running playlist.