Finally Free

We are finally free of winter’s grasp. Spring has arrivedĀ and there was actually some beautiful sunny days this month. Overall temperatures are lower than they should be, but I’ll take that over more snow. The winter was oppressive, and I have never seen people so happy to see it over. The other day I was out running and people were doing yard work around the piles of snow. You could tell that they just couldn’t wait inside any longer!

Speaking of running, I am on week 8 of an advanced 5k training schedule. After an embarrassing 10k race result last month, I decided it was time to buckle down and get my butt in shape. The program has been challenging, but I think it is working out okay. I have run two 5k races this month, both of which produced decent times; nothing too special. My goal is the Deltaware 5k, which will be my 100th race. No matter what the weather or how I am feeling that day, I am going to throw caution to the wind and see how things go. It’s been a while since I really tried to race a 5k with reckless abandon, so I figure I am due. It doesn’t always work out, but that’s part of the fun! The strange thing about this 5k program is that you do some pretty long runs in it. I ran 18k the other day, so they really want you to be able to run through that 5k finish line!

I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it was awesome! It didn’t eclipse Avengers as my favourite Marvel film, but it was pretty close. I don’t care for Hawkeye (in print or on-screen), so that hampered my enjoyment since the film focusses on him somewhat. I also thought the romance between Romanov and Banner was ridiculous. It didn’t help the story in any way and cheapened both of their characters. Oh well, Whedon is allowed one misstep I suppose. In other movie news, Mad Max: Fury Road was spectacular. You don’t go to see a film like that for the story, because there really isn’t one. But when you are talking about action sequences… wow. There are moments when you are sitting there with your mouth wide open, hardly believing what you are watching on-screen. Definitely one of the greatest action flicks of the last 10-15 years.

Work has been a lot of hurry-up-and-wait recently. We were supposed to launch a major project back in February, but that has been delayed indefinitely. I am also working on several other medium-sized projects that have had lots of starts and stops. I suspect that they will all clear up and be due at the same time, because that’s how things go. We shall see.

Haven’t been playing a lot of games recently, except for the occasional game of Hearthstone or Diablo 3. I’ve been hankering to do some drawing as well, but have only been getting a bit of sketching in here and there. I suspect the summer will strip out the time even more for those things, as it seems to do. And speaking of less time, it is late in the evening and I still have a few errands to complete (laundry, yay!). So until next time.

Randy