I may have been a bit of a bad blogger, but there's been stuff going on!
Here's the quick re-cap:
I did my first 20-miler! It was last week (before I got a nasty infection in my foot, that resulted in a tetanus shot and antibiotics! Argh!)
The run was loooong - 4.5 hours. Ugh. I will need to speed up before the marathon, that's for sure. Anyway, I am glad to have the first 32 km run in the bag.
One of my goals for this year is to learn to "run in metric". You gotta admit that "32" sounds better than "20", no?
I know how I'll be spending my summer vacation. I'll be volunteering at:
If all goes as planned, I'll get to meet Michelle and Eric there, too, since Eric is crazy enough to have signed up to run it.
I signed up to volunteer before I knew Eric was running. As a result I won't be able to crew for him, but it will be seriously cool to meet them both!
Anyone want to come volunteer with me?
Before then, I'll be renewing my First Aid and CPR (not that Eric will need that, but others might!)
I will also need to renew them if I'm going to finish off a certification I started before Christmas. In November I took a 2-day Fitness Theory Course with the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association. I didn't blog about it because I was a bit hesitant. Our instructor told us that the exam has about a 40% failure rate.
I took the exam on December 13 and got my results last week. I passed. Yaay!
In February I'll take another 2-day course on leading group exercise classes. If I pass that exam, I can then do a practicum. If I pass the practicum, then I need to make sure my First Aid and CPR are in valid in order to get my provincial certification to lead group fitness classes. Wouldn't that be cool?
I'm taking it one step at a time, but from what everyone says, the theory part is the worst, so hopefully the rest will be challenging, but fun.
So I've been off, quietly doing things that move me forward. And it's always about moving forward, isn't it?