I noticed that it had been quite a while since my last posting here. I guess I don’t really have anything new to add, but then I thought, well, maybe I do.
So I have quick updates on three different fronts.
I’m running in my second half marathon toward the end of this month. And to be quite honest, I’m not in very good shape right now. Not nearly as good a shape as my first half marathon a year ago, and way worse shape than my first full marathon in December.
I’m still running of course, about five days a week right now, it amounts to somewhere between 25-30 miles per week at this time. This is more than I was running last year at this time before my half marathon, but the times are slower, it seems harder to run, etc. I don’t know. We’ll see.
I only have one goal for the half, and that is to beat my previous half marathon time of 2:22:35 (I think). I feel like this is still doable, but it will be close looking at my running times lately. I won’t even be close to the 2:12 ish that I ran the first half of my full marathon in December though, and that’s dissappointing. I’ve got to get in race shape sometime soon. Maybe for the fall races.
Speaking of Fall races, I had a pipe dream about maybe running the Marine Corps Marathon in October, but the darn thing sold out in like 2 hours. Oh well. Maybe I’ll just do St. Jude again. It was a nice fun marathon. And it would be the same course.
I have been playing games a little bit more. Mostly due to starting up a Risk Legacy Group. I’m liking Risk Legacy so far. But it does still feel very risk like, albeit, it plays completely differently because of the missions instead of the world conquest goal.
I auctioned off several games in order to help pay for a trip to Geekway to the West in May. I’m looking forward to that. But I did get rid of some good stuff. I was extremely sad to be letting go of my painted copy of Space Hulk, and my copy of Star Wars: The queen’s Gambit, but honestly, neither really got played, and if I’m playing a two player game, there are many others I would tend to gravitate towards before those anyway. Some others that left were Titan, Aladdin’s Dragons, Antike, Pandemic, Havoc: The Hundred Years War, Ghost Stories, Wok Star, and a few others I can’t think of anymore. The coop purge was long overdue. I only want to keep a couple of those around, and Battlestar Galactica is mine, Shadows over Camelot is Val’s and I’ve also got Lord of the Rings still, but that’s just for theme.
I don’t know if Geekway to the West has a flea market, but I might take some stuff up to that if it does. This can help me tame my overrun shelves.
Still goofing off with trying to learn guitar, it’s been a couple of months now, but I still don’t know a single song. I go through a few exercises each night but nothing that resembles music yet.
I was going to take a class at the community learning center, but unfortunately it didn’t make. I was so bummed out. So I ended up signing up to take lessons at Austin’s Music for a little while. I’ve had a couple of lessons so far, and picked up a few things as well, but it’s helping me focus more on what to practice, and it gives me somewhere to ask dumb questions too.
That’s pretty much it, each of those could be gone into in more depth, but I don’t really have time right now. I suppose I’ll get back in a blogging mood someday soon and fill in some of the gaps of our life. Easter was fun. I should get Val to post some pictures here.