Don’t worry, I still exsist

Well, I tried to keep up a blog while in school.  No dice.  But that’s ok, because I’m all finished school until September as of Thursday last week!

I hope to write about running more again; I managed to complete a half marathon in Maui in January with very little training (wasn’t my PR, that’s for sure!), and I have TWO coming up next month in May.  I’ve been running a lot, but not as much as I should be.  The final few weeks of school takes up too much of my time and sucks the life out of me, so running can go on the back burner for a while.  I ran my first 20km distance since January last week in 1:53, so I’m right where I was when I did my first half in October.  I’m hoping to do a sub 1:55 for the BMO half marathon, and even faster for the Oak Bay half two weeks later.  I’m also running the TC10k next weekend…might be overdoing it with the racing, but I just love love love racing events so much that I feel I need to be a part of every single one!  Maybe I should just volunteer next time.

In February, my bf and I moved out together into a condo.  So far so good!  We had the parents over for dinner last night to meet for the first time, and everything went great; even the food turned out ok! (I’m not a cook, but I do love to bake!)

Other exciting news: I’m finally getting a puppy! If you don’t know already, I’m a huge animal lover.  When I was little I had stuffed animals, not dolls;  I couldn’t go to sleep at night unless I had about 20 or so stuffed dogs and cats lined up along the side of my bed.  We had a standard dachshund, Fritzi, who died when I was 12, and two cats, one of which is still alive and kickin’ at 19 years of age.  I’ve also had various lizards and rats and fish in my life at one time or another.  Anyway, it’s hard for me to not have an animal in my life, so my bf begrudgingly let me get a puppy.  Ideally, I would like a bigger dog (for running and hiking), but the condo we live in only allows small pets.  He wants a bulldog, but I’ve had my heart set on a dachshund, just because Fritz was so awesome when I was little.  They are funny little dogs, and while I know they aren’t the best running partners, they love to be out with their people, digging at the beach or hiking winding trails with their nose to the ground.  And have you ever seen a dachshund run?  They bound, or “pronk” as my dad calls it, ears flapping like they are trying to use them as wings to fly!

I found a great breeder in Ontario, and just received an email today letting me know the puppies were born!  Hopefully I can write in a Marely-and-Me-esque style about the puppy in this blog; it’s always nice to have something like that to look back on.