Plus I have a really old globe that was made a long time ago - how long ago? Well just past the canary islands there's a note in Latin "Here be monsters!", plus no Americas and no Australia. And to top it off I have a framed motivational sign from Magellan:
The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible. But these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore ... Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible ... It is with an iron will that they embark, on the most daring of all endeavors ... to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.
I sense some running motivation coming up. Help me out guys ... I have one week of running left - then 3 days of rest and then my first race in my LIFE! I have one question - I want to make a shirt up for my race that says my running pace and I want to put your names on it - all of you. You got me here and I want people to know that you did it with me - how do you want me to write your name?
I did my tempo run, but I'm ashamed to say I did not give it my dedicated effort - it was soundless, didn't hydrate or eat well before, and I did a lot of heavy lifting and stair climbing the night before. 5k (3.1 mi) at a 6:51/k pace (10:58/mi).