Monday, February 22, 2016
Awesome is exhausting
Anyway, it was a huge relief deciding not to go forward with it and it allowed me to get back to living my awesome life. I took a blacksmithing class and made a really cool bracelet out of an iron bar. It was a little scary at first playing with fire and extremely hot metal, but once you figure out that you feel the heat and you are smart enough not to touch the hot things, it got easier and was actually really fun.
Valentine's weekend the north east got a ridiculous cold snap dropping temperatures below zero and wind chills around -35 degrees. I was supposed to do back to back 12 milers and I managed to do the Saturday run, but decide against the Sunday run because the weather forecast was "life threatening" cold. Plus Saturday night I did my first (and last) snowshoe race. I thought it sounded like fun. Run through the woods in the dark with a headlamp in snowshoes. Yeah, it wasn't fun. It was awful. I know I am not fast and I expected to be at the back of the pack. I was the slowest person and the pack was way ahead of me. I was ALONE, in the dark, in the woods, with a little light shinning from my headlamp and a lot of wind and scary noises. It was terrifying. I did it, I checked it off my list, but I can honestly say I will NEVER do it again.
This past weekend I did back to back 14 milers and tonight I am going to a floral arrangement class. I really hope I can stay awake, because right now I just want to go back to bed. I also have my annual condo association meeting later this week and that is always entertaining. I just hope it's uneventful and over with quickly.