So I've had a busy month... well I've had a busy 3 months... and I didn't get to tell you about some of my adventures!
One adventure was my trip to Belarus. Belarus is near Russia, and it seems a lot like Russia, and when you go to the embassy to get your visa you sit in a little basement room full of mirrors with one table in the middle and it's a bit odd.
Belarus was very flat, and when I drove anywhere I could see for miles.
There were loads of massive buildings
There were cool soviet happy statues
One time we went for a walk and I saw this singing group, possibly from Belarus X-Factor?
There was a market on the weekend with lots of things fro sale, including these steins, but also including the wooden mace. Do you think I could get that through customs?
In the morning I went for a run in the flat park. I went for 2 runs actually, one at about 2 miles (which my GPS didn't like and called 10 miles, but I'm pretty sure I didn't do 2.5 minute miles for 25 minutes). I also did 3.5 miles. This was all before the Cardiff half and was basically my only training, so that wasn't super clever. I ran to this big monument, but then I took a photo of it at night, just to be confusing:
Food in Belarus was okay but strange. I'm not sure I'm super excited to go back but i'm very glad I got to see what's there!