Something I really enjoy about Spring in Germany is the four-day weekend we have over Easter. It kind of makes up for the fact that I’m always working over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. ;) This year I didn’t have anywhere to be, so I enjoyed a laid back weekend, catching up on all the little corners of my life that have been neglected lately — I cooked, I baked, I cleaned, I went running (multiple times!), I went to the art museum, I slept a ridiculous amount, I became addicted to this series on Netflix, I balanced my checkbook (figuratively speaking, since no one uses checks here), I Instagrammed up a storm, I started listening to the new podcast S-Town — it’s been glorious!
I’ve also been doing some planning — I came up with my training plan for September’s Berlin Marathon. Yes, already! I’ll be using a 18-week plan — starting towards the end of May — that has me running four times a week, plus one day of cross training. The mileage will stay about the same as last time, since my body seemed to handle that fine, but I will exchange an easy run for some speed/tempo work and will do a total of two 20-mile runs (instead of just one). Let’s see if I can run it a little faster than I did in Hamburg!
Other than that, I’m just happy to see that Spring has finally arrived, even if it’s still a little chilly. It makes me excited for all the big and little adventures I have planned for the next few months!
What have you been up to lately?