As of March 30th, Luke and I have lived in Korea for four months! It is crazy to think we are almost halfway done with our contract. You can ask but no, we don’t know what we are doing at the end of our contract. Not yet. Options are endless and it’s extremely daunting to think about. We’ve experienced so much and had a blast while doing so but we still have eight months to enjoy, and a few more months to figure out our next move.
On Sunday, the entire staff participated in a race with our 60 year old bosses. And we all crushed it. Five of the teachers (myself and Luke included) ran the 5k, while three of the teachers, Richard and Suzi all ran the 10k! We left CEV at 8:00 AM and arrived at the scene of the race with an hour and a half to spare. Drums were banging, music was blaring, balloons were fleeing toddlers’ hands and our staff was drawing stares from every direction. So many foreigners in one big group!
The weather has really started to warm up so running and more outdoor activities are becoming more frequent. Saturday was gorgeous and I needed to get out of the apartment, and I actually ended up running three miles. I know it’s not much to some, but considering I haven’t run much in quite a while, I was quite proud of myself. Later on, a group of us drew a Four Square court and played until dark.
With only a few weeks left of the cold weather, some of us took a trip a few hours north to go snowboarding last weekend. We took a 30-minute cab ride at 3:30 AM to get to the bus stop in Daegu, then took that bus to the ski resort, about 3.5 hours away, so that we arrived just as it was opening.