Knitting progress: Tonight I cast on the front for SRSP and have started the waist shaping. And I forgot to work Monday into my calculations, too, so having a finished sweater by next weekend is definitely a possibility. Again, though, as soon as I say that, something will strike, so don't hold your breath. But that is progress.
Physical progress: For some reason, one night during class it just hit me that I really need to start building up some cardio endurance. I try to run twice a week, and...I actually look forward to it. My current routine has me alternating walking/jogging rather than jogging the whole time. It hit me Wednesday, though. I hadn't eaten particularly well for a few days, but decided to go to the gym anyway. I did one mile and started flagging. Damn, that second mile was really hard today. Wait, that second mile? And it was hard today? I've been hitting just over two miles, counting warm up and cool down, with my jogging/walking method pretty consistently, and I've gotten to where I expect that distance. And I haven't been sore or out of breath. But again, it's a running/walking combination. So when I went today, I wanted to see how far I could go just running. 5 mph, a 12 minute mile, my jogging pace. I did a whole mile just jogging! Woo! I ran out of time to go into my running/walking routine but I thought that was kind of cool. Chrissy mentioned wanting to do a 5 or 10k this summer and I kind of laughed. Now I'm not laughing. I might be able to do a 5k by the start of the summer. So that is progress.
Personal progress: I have officially been here at PCPA for a year now. A lot has happened in the past year. I lost a boyfriend, and gained a cat, independence, and several new hobbies. I reconnected with old friends and have made some new ones. This week alone, I have learned six people's names, two people's ages, some background on a few, and shared a couple beers with some others. I taught some, and I learned from some. I feel like I'm on the brink of something, and with rehearsals starting next week, I feel like I'm in a good place and am really happy and confident. So that is progress.