Ottawa musings

It’s time to slow things down a notch. Ottawa has been unbearably hot this week, and that’s no fun. I’ve been experimenting with a few projects, namely a vermicomposter (worm bin), and some balcony planters. I’ve been modifying both, and hopefully I’ll have an even better setup next summer (with less maintenance & better output too!)

I’m also working on a new website that displays my favourite recipes, and allows friends to add their own, but it’s a big undertaking and I’m brushing up on my programming skills. I plan to dedicate more time to this over the next few weeks in order to launch the site. I hope to make it a fun recipe-sharing community, but there are things to do before I reach the public launch. Hopefully, all will work as planned.

I am currently training for a full marathon, on PEI, in October. I ran the Ottawa half in May, which I managed to do in just under 1:45. My marathon goal is 3:30 or quicker. Unfortunately, training has been a mess, because it’s too hot to do any real exercise this week. It looks like it’s about to cool off, so I’ll hit the ground running (literally) and get back on track.

School is going to be a big challenge this fall, with a lot on my plate. I know I can do it, and I’m actually looking forward to it. I hope to write some more informative blog posts and get the new site cleaned up soon, but maybe I’ll get to that next week!