I ran 35 miles this week! WOOHOO!! To give you an idea of how big that is, it's my first week over 25 miles since the world championships in Croatia, where I ran 25 miles in the race, and it's way over 25 miles. I ran with a coworker on Friday for the first time who is training for the Boston Marathon, he's a 2:58 marathoner, ran at altitude too. He is going to be the perfect person to help get me back towards the kind of shape I simply like being in. And hopefully I can help get him under 2:55, or maybe even 2:50.
Work was an exciting week! We had a potential customer come on Tuesday and were able to do a full power test on demand! It's the first time we have done that, and it's a huge step. It's something we will need to do more often in the future. After the successful test we went out to a microbrewery and there were a lot of smiles in our little company of 31 people. We did it! People may not have heard of us, but for a small sum of money we developed something that has in the past taken companies much more money and time to develop.
I went on a third date, and I thought it was going well, but she was not romantically attracted to me, so that was it. Dating... I'm going to keep blogging about my love life, because frankly, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Saturday I skied Winter Park again with another coworker and his wife. Wow, people that have skied since they were kids are so good! They gave me some tips on moguls and made my bumps go even smoother. That puts me at five days of alpine touring, six days of resort skiing (my goal is at least ten days to "pay for" my ski pass), and one day of cross country skiing.
Also, I went January without drinking, and Tuesday the 15th was the hardest evening. This experiment started because my sister and I drank a fair amount over Christmas and our parents made one too many jokes at our expense I decided I needed to prove to myself that I wasn't an alcoholic, and I don't think I am, but it can be hard to really really know for sure. I usually drink a glass of wine or two before I go to bed. Going without I had trouble falling asleep at 9:30 and stayed awake to 11 pm more times than I would like. Funny enough, I just kind of don't know what to do at 8 pm when dinner is done, I'm showered, and ready for a little sitting around. It's so convenient to have a glass of alcohol. After the third week, my routing basically just became drinking milk or water. I should weight myself to see if I lost any weight.
I hope you had a good week.