So, about a month to go until I run two marathons in two days and hopefully 'earn my mittens'. My training is going as well as can be expected although a little slower than I'd like. I haven't been doing any mid-week workouts so I think that is why I am slow on my long runs. I need to get back into a routine of shorter mid-week runs and some strength training too. I am also kind of looking forward to tapering and having some time on weekends to see friends and do something other than running, eating, and sleeping. The back to back long runs are really wiping me out. I opted for 20+10 instead of double 20s, erring on the side of caution and running strong rather than pushing it and risking injury. This past weekend I was planning on double 18s and skipped the second one because of a freak spring snow squall and 65mph winds.
Despite all this running I have managed to do some pretty awesome stuff recently. I am continuing on with my pottery class and have made some pretty cool things. I love it. It's such an escape from everything in life and I have some really cool bowls and mugs to show for it. I took a glass mosaic class last week and made a coaster that came out pretty sweet. And Sunday night I went to a Learn to Curl class. Yeah, Curling, like in the winter Olympics. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be and a LOT OF FUN. I learned all the lingo and rules, it's sort of like shuffleboard on ice and it originated in Scotland. Who knew?
Even with these fun classes and all the running, plus having lots of fun races coming up, I am itching to explore something else or discover some sort of new adventure. I have made a little progress on my "to-do" list this year, but nothing like last year. I've checked off 10 items so far this year and have 10 more items lined up or scheduled for the near future. I will have to consult the list and see if there is anything else I can check off. Something local that doesn't require traveling. Something that can be done in a day or two at the most. Something that doesn't cost more than a couple hundred dollars. AND does NOT include running, but also has little risk of injury that would prevent me from running. I LOVE running, like a lot, or else I wouldn't still do it, but I want to live a life filled with a wide variety of adventures. I love to tell people when they ask what I've done lately, I'll try anything once, twice if it's fun. So, what should I do next???????