Okay, so itâs been, like, months since I posted anything. I havenât been neglecting the blog on purposeâIâve just been working a contract that keeps me pretty busy and training for the marathon.
First, I ran the Reading Half Marathon in March for the third straight year. This year, my time was 1 hour, 53 minutes and some odd seconds. Iâve been training a lot, but it wasnât a tremendous improvement.
I finished the London Marathon in April with a time of 4:35:58. My only goal on the run was to keep from walking. I didnât care what my time wasâas long as I didnât walk. I walked in the 1994 Honolulu Marathon and I didnât want to walk in this one. Well, despite my 21.8 mile training runs, I did succumb to walking after the twenty-first mile. It was a pretty warm day and I just couldnât keep it up. I finished the marathon with a new personal-best (since my 1994 marathon was over five hours), but couldnât keep running. Oh wellâif it was easy, everyone would do it. Still, Iâm proud of myself.
Iâve been working a Silverlight job for the past six months. Iâm enjoying it.
Iâve really fallen off the social networking band-wagon. Iâve tweeted like one thing this year and havenât posted here, either. Despite not tweeting anything, I still get new followers every dayâthis just goes to show how many people are trying to game the system and collect followers by following as many people as they can no matter how active they are. And I havenât been on Facebook much, either. Sometimes it just feels nice to (as they say in the spy movies) go dark and just disappear for a while.
So, thatâs what Iâve been up toârunning, working, and not much else. Iâm trying to keep things simple. Iâm happy.