I promised I wouldn’t do this again. By “this” I mean crowding posts from one week into one. This is not how this blog was supposed to turn out. But, like they say, life happens. Recently, my life has been all about learning new things. OK, trying to understand and learn new things and failing at it way too often. The 6-week IT training that will soon be followed by 8 weeks of an internship has worn me out. Before it I didn’t know it was even possible to be so tired. I want to be good at it but all this information is possibly way too much. Although the days are about 7 hours long, I feel exhausted when they end. I’ve even started sleeping in the afternoons/early evenings. Usually, afterwards, I try to go for a run if my training plan tells me so.
That week ended with travelling all the way to the biggest island of Estonia, Saaremaa. Why would I need a 4-hour (bus) drive to the island and back? Well, obviously, there was a 10K race. Started promisingly, I was even imagining a finish time under 41 minutes. But. Saaremaa is an island. Islands are often windy. The wind killed me. I did get a new PB but it was only 2 seconds better than my old one! 41.32. Oh, I know I can do so much better! But try running against the wind for half the distance, awful! I did end up finishing as the third woman and raked up some prizes. Fair enough! The long bus rides also allowed me to catch up on some coursework. By the end of week 2, I managed to go through some of the first days of week 1. Phew. But I did understand everything better once I’d done so. Ended the week with a lazy jog and, as you might have read from my previous post, writing some super late blog posts for this site. I’ll be honest, I am writing this very post from “the future”, it’s May 17.
1. Own and live in a house.
Continued my IT training. Basically, continued redirecting my career path and thus trying something completely new. If this doesn’t help me start earning more what will?
2. Write AND publish a book.
Oddly enough, during this mayhem I actually managed to submit a few stories to writing competitions. Let’s see how it goes!
3. Win a major race.
3rd woman in a small 10K race. But. 1st in my age group. A small win. Even gave a short interview to the local running news portal.