This weekend has become sort of an unofficial Sherlock Holmes festival for me. I've watched the new Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey, Jr. (which I thoroughly enjoyed) as well as an old favorite, Young Sherlock Holmes. (Did you know that Young Sherlock Holmes, originally released in 1985, was the first movie to feature a completely computer-generated character?) I'm also reading the last half of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies, which puts an interesting spin on the much-beloved Sherlock Holmes stories. Look for a review soon.
The Baker Street Challenge, my Sherlock Holmes-themed reading challenge. I plan to get challenge blog updated for 2010 in the next few days. This year the challenge will officially run from May to December, but any books meeting the requirements read before May can be counted toward the challenge. I have a pile of Sherlock Holmes themed books waiting to be read. The hardest part is going to be choosing what order to read them.
My 5K training has been going very well. I've been taking longer walks lately, and have been pleasantly surprised to see increased muscle tone in my legs. For the first time in several years, I won't cringe at the thought of wearing shorts when summer comes around. My first 5K event takes place in two weeks and I'm eager to put all my hard work to the test.