At my softball game last night, I hit a home run. I'm not a bad hitter, but I don't remember hitting a home run before. Ever. It was pretty cool. It was even a clean one. The Herring Run league was much better than the Baltimore Sports and Social Club leagues, mainly because there was no time limit to the game; we got to play the full seven innings. I knew only a couple of people, but it was still fun. The only downfall is I had a groundball hit to me at third base. I dove and opened the scab on my knee, and blood was running down my leg. I was asked to leave the field and bandage it up. It was a big scene and someone had to run to their car for a first aid kit, for a little scab.
So I'm now on Day 2 of my marathon training schedule that I copied from here. I've run my three miles today, so I'm little off on the days, but I'll do my long run on Sunday and try to match up to the days next week. I'm three weeks behind in the 18-week program, as the marathon is in 15 weeks, but I'm at least started. I'm still not sure if I'm going to do it or not (maybe a half-marathon is a better place to start), but this is the closest I've come to throwing myself into it since I sprained my ankle while training for it three years ago. If nothing else, I'm feeling damn good right now, and, even if I decide not to go through with it, at least starting it is something.
Tonight, colleagues and I are meeting at LP Steamers to celebrate the end of the school year. We've had a bunch of parties like this recently, but most of them have been focused on the goodbyes. This, I think, will be a focus on the fact that we've got two months off, more a celebratory proclamation of our vacation than a melancholy adieu to friends and colleagues.
I don't like to eat crabs (I can do crab dip, but cracking open crabs for their meat is too much work for not enough profit, plus my almost-vegetarian mind just finds it a bit revolting), so I'm heading to Thirsty Dog Pub for pizza and blueberry (and blonde, and brown, and red) beer beforehand. I think I'll be able to get someone to go with me; otherwise, it's just me and the beautiful waitresses there.
Today, it's a laundry and lawnmowing day. The workout is out of the way and now it's all errands I have to complete before the big International Baccalaureate training trip next week.
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