I have discovered that I enjoy hot chocolate
I swear, it feels like I haven't seen the sun in two months. I know that it's probably only day or two at most, but looking out my window at the impenetrable grey mass that is a foggy day on Burnaby Mountain, it is hard to remember what direct sunlight feels like. Or why shadows form.
But! I have rediscovered cocoa! As someone with an extremely exclusive diet, this is a major breakthrough, and yet another caveat in the details of my dietary nuances. "Nope, no hot drinks, I just don't like them. Apart from hot chocolate - almond milk with unprocessed sugar, Green and Black's 71% and raw cocoa in case you're offering."
I visited the Salomon store a couple of weeks ago and picked up some new summer running stuff. Shorts, shirt and SPF 50 hat. The sun retreated into hiding hours later.
Overall, the off-season has gone well. January was a total shambles of course, what with the food poisoning and getting sick thrice over from various maladies (worry you not - nothing serious), but February continued the ever-increasing trendline on my mileage spreadsheet, and March has seen a weekly average of well over 100 km/week, despite the lack of sunshine. Yesterday was an easy 53 km, and my last long run before my first race.
Oh yes, races you say? My schedule is finally set, with a last-minute switcheroo on a couple things.
First up is the Gorge Waterfalls 100k in Portland in a week and a bit (eep!). Looks beautiful and should be fun as I don't plan on taking it too seriously.
The rest of the year will be filled with four other events, most familiar, one considerably less so, but more on that later.
For now, it is cold and foggy and raining and it is time for cocoa while the weather is dreary enough to enjoy it. I hear sun is on the way.
Writing words here and there on adventures running out in the forests and mountains