Sunday, March 25, 2012

If you can believe it, I ran 21 miles!

Even if you can't believe it (I can't either, really), I ran 21 miles yesterday!  All things considered, I feel pretty good today.  Yesterday was the official day that many of the charity marathon teams do their long run, so it was actually a pretty big event.  There were so many water and gatorade stops and people cheering along the course.  We started at the actual starting line and ran along the course until the top of Heartbreak Hill.  There were cops stopping traffic and everything!  Alan and I ran together, and we had a pretty good pace for the run.  We're feeling optimistic about getting our goal on race day, assuming it's not 80 degrees.  I feel very proud of myself for getting through the 21 miles!

The weather here this past week was great.  It was like summer for almost a week.  Yesterday was a bit cooler, which was actually good for the long run, but today is even colder and rainy, so it's sort of disappointing.  It's an inside day, for sure.

Last weekend, I had glassblowing class, which was extremely fun.  I made 4 glass flowers.  I really want to do more glassblowing classes in the future.

And in perhaps the biggest news, I have an internship confirmed in Chile!  Perhaps you're thinking, "I thought you were going to Buenos Aires.  And that's in Argentina, not Chile."  Well, plans change.  It was proving to be pretty difficult to find jobs that would be able to pay us in Buenos Aires, and there's a program that I'm able to do that will pay my stipend for Chile, plus they set up the whole thing.  It's pretty awesome.  Sam has a few leads on things he might do while we're there, but nothing is certain yet.  Anyway, I'll be working at the Museo Interactivo Mirador (MIM).  Doesn't it look fun?  And we'll be there from September to January or so.  The exact dates are still TBD. 

Fundraising is also going well, but things have slowed down lately.  I've got less than $650 to go, and I could use some help!  Here's the link:  My runner is starting to get filled in in the head, which is very exciting. 

I'll post some pictures next time, and I'll also do shout-outs to my most recent donors in my next post.  Stay tuned!


  1. wow that's a lot of miles- congrats!

    an internship in Chile sounds awesome! I'd love to see pictures of your trip, and your glass flowers!

  2. Thats fantastic news about the running and Chile! You guys are going to have a fantastic time there, it'll be empanadas and pisco sours every day! I hope we can find a way to visit!