This is my first time blogging in quite a while. I’m getting back into my normal running regiment after taking a three week hiatus due to final exams. The most important thing happened in my life the other day—I proposed to my girlfriend, and she said yes. Last autumn I had enlisted into the U.S. Army and was given a ship date for 13 January (which is approximately three weeks from today) to go to basic combat training, and so I wanted to ask her before I leave. I’m still in awe that I’m engaged now.