|Me and my sister. Tourist chic. Don't knock the hat.|
MY QUEST TO QUALIFY NOT JUST FOR THE OLYMPIC TRIALS BUT FOR THE 2016 OLYMPICS IN THE MARATHON (to do this I will need to halve my marathon time)
On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
See you on the flipside!
I'm out of here. Forget NYC blizzards, forget being stranded at O'Hare for several days. I'm in the land of the pharaohs, living the hard life from a hotel on the tree-lined isle of Zamalek in Cairo. Where it's sunny and 70 degrees every day. Don't you wish you had my job?
In other words, sporadic blogging for the time being.
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Have fun in Egypt. I'd love to go over there at some point for a week or two.ReplyDelete
Have fun! :) And good luck at the marathon! (you are still running, aren't you?)ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great, safe trip! Also wondering about the marathon... Hope you have fun and do some relaxing :)ReplyDelete
Heck, yeah, I do! Enjoy! One of my running buddies just left Cairo (she spent the holidays there -- she's currently stationed in Nairobi)ReplyDelete
Have a great time. And good luck on the marathon!ReplyDelete
Travel safe! Have fun!ReplyDelete
Yay! I am so excited you are there. I hope to visit Egypt someday :)ReplyDelete