Now let me fill you in a little bit on what´s been going on in my life...
February is bliss. I had previously always hated summer in Chile because I had always spent the summer teaching English classes and was therefore forced to walk around day upon day in the dreadful Santiago smoggy heat, arriving to each class a complete sweaty mess while being forced to keep a smile on my face, acting happy and enthusiastic to teach. I just hate being hot and sweaty and uncomfortable and then pretend to be perfectly fine infront of my students! Especially those students who don´t believe in airconditioning which is pretty much most of my students. However, this summer, I happen to be unemployed. And although it had been bothering me quite a bit in the first few weeks, I´m really beginning to enjoy not working...a dangerous feeling I know, and if things continue to go on this way, I don´t know if I´ll ever want to work again! The problem is that in the summer, most students either go on vacation, or take a vacation from English classes leaving me with nothing. I should be able to start up again in March when summer vacation ends, but it might take a while to build up my classes again since I will be starting at a new institute.
We´ll see what happens. For now I´m content with spending all of February by the pool :) As luck would have it, we are watching E´s parents house for the rest of February since they´re on vacation so we have a nice big house with a nice big patio and pool to take advantage of...a little vacation in itself. I just love waking up in the morning, going for a nice long run, and then having coffee in the patio under the big shady trees that boarder E´s parents patio while enjoying the morning. Speaking of running, I also happen to be training for a half marathon which I will be running at the Adidas Santiago Marathon on April 3rd. This will be my first half marathon and I am so excited because I feel like I am in great shape and will do well. I´ve been on a strict training plan and have been following it religiously and right now I can run a half marathon in 1 hour 49 minutes so I´m aiming for under 1 hour 45 minutes. I´m also eating the best I´ve ever eaten to supplement my running and I feel incredible. I think I´m going to have to sign up for competitions more frequently in the future because I´m loving how my life-style has become so positive. Not that I´ve evern not led a healthy life-style...I´ve always ran and have always eaten well, but this is different. The effect is amplified somehow.
So, what else are we up to for this month? This weekend E and I are heading to Vina for the weekend since we have a wedding there on Saturday night. It´s always nice to get out of Santiago and hit the beach, even if it is Vina in the summertime. Then, the weekend after that we´re joining E´s parents at their beach place at a different beach to spend some quality time with them. And then February will be over and the summer heat will begin to be replaced with the freshenss of fall! I can´t wait. It´s amazing how fast summer came and went...I guess our wedding had something to do with it.
Alright so that´s all for now. I have to stop distracting myself and start writing these Than-You cards! A good week to all!