No, I haven't quit mentoring. I'm just a crappy blogger.
We did run (run/walk) our first 5k the first weekend in December. It wasn't too cold, thankfully, and we had a pretty good time. Other December activities:
The Bolder Options holiday party-- good times
I haven't seen my mentee since before Christmas due to holiday craziness, but on Thursday we're headed to a photography exhibit, 'Of Sadness and Hope: Images from the Northside Tornado.' This is definitely a perk of volunteering... I'd never take the time to go check this out, even though I really want to see it. Mentoring gives me a great excuse to take the time.
Overall, so far, this has been a great experience. It can be a bit of a struggle to find the time some weeks (this issue is further complicated by my better half's lack of wheels). But, so far, a great experience.
In non-mentoring related news, I am signed up for marathon #4. Craziness! Since I've been through this a few times and had a little success (in my own mind, anyway), I'm trying something new this time. I paid for a training plan made by Luke Humphrey. I received said plan yesterday, along with an email containing the following statement:
As far as your schedule goes, I think your biggest thing will be getting mileage and maximizing your aerobic fitness first. I really think you can run 3:45 from just that.
I don't know about any 3:45. He's a pretty smart guy, though, and seems to really know what he's talking about... so we'll see. The plan itself is going to be an interesting ride. It starts gently, with a lot of miles at 'easy' pace, then after a few weeks he's thrown in some tempo runs that are going to be pretty intense for someone as completely genetically un-predisposed for running as myself!