Saturday, February 09, 2008

Novosibirsk - Day 18

I chilled all day today. What was supposed to be a mega-busy day turned out to be a total chill day, which I needed pretty bad to be honest. I'd planned to go cross country skiing again; this time with Ivan, Konstantin, and I think somebody else was coming. Then I had plans to go souvenir shopping before eating dinner with Semyon at his place. The way everything turned out though, I ended up sleeping in and lounging around most of the day.

Last night, I got home around 1:30am this morning and talked with my girls and posted yesterdays journal entry. By the time I got to bed, it was almost 5:30am, so I SMSed my ski crew one at a time and canceled the event. Had I not canceled, we would have all met at the ski resort place @ 10am, which would have given me maybe 3 hours of sleep. I felt bad for canceling, but I'm glad I did.

I finally woke up at 1:30 pm and I literally just lounged around my flat doing nothing for a long time; I caught up on some emails, ate some mandarin oranges, did some laundry, started packing, etc... Around 5pm I decided to take a run to get all of the cobwebs out of my legs and feet. This was the longest stretch I've had without running in a long time and I was getting too comfortable with it. I threw on my running gear and headed out the door. It was nice to be able to finally make use of all the reflective clothing that I brought too. I don't think I really needed to wear it, but at least it got used before I packed it back up. My run was surprisingly easy. I remembered why I love running so much once I got out and was doing it. I ran 2.5 miles to the office and came back, and it took me about 53 minutes. Not bad for taking almost 2 weeks off and partying like a mad man. :)

Oh man, I had a major icestache today! I'm kind of upset that I posted the icestache photo last night... I should have waited one more day, this one was huge. :) Unfortunately it had already started to melt (damn locks) by the time I got in and got my camera out. I actually had icicles hanging from my toboggin all around it. I'd never had that before! But I guess that's to be expected when running in Siberia.

When I got back home, I did some more packing and sat around watching Russian sports channel for the rest of the night while I organized my planner. Pretty boring huh? The good news is that tomorrow is supposed to be a fun day, so this ones allowed a short one. One boring one out of 17 others is fair in my opinion. It's Saturday people, go outside and do something. :)

No comments: