Alas, we were a day late and a dollar short. If we'd been able to leave one day earlier, we could have gotten to Madrid in time for the Rock n Roll Marathon, or Switzerland for the Zurich Marathon. I'm still kind of bummed over that. (Ok, on my 30 miles a week, it have been sloooow but I'm sure I could have finished. It would have been quite the experience.)
Needless to say, since then I've been
Mr. Blondie initially vetoed the idea, as he didn't think it was a good idea for me to run two marathons that close together. However, both those races offer the half option. He's cool with the idea of me running a half. Getting his a-ok is the toughest part:)
In our world, September is still a long way off to be planning a trip, so we'll see how things go in next few months. However when I set my sights on doing a race, I'm not easily deterred.....
If you've traveled internationally for a race, how'd it work out?
And to wrap up the Dublin talk, here are a few more highlight pics (and a few from the bloopers real too).
Sampling a full Irish breakfast
|Couldn't suppress my gag reflex enough to take more than one tiny bite of the black and white puddings (those hockey puck type things near the eggs) but couldn't get enough of those scones. >>|
Then a bus tour through the city and along the coast to Powerscourt House Botanical Garden.
Probably breaking some rules, but it was a cool tree...
Pet Cemetery. Not sure what to say about that.
Some more wandering about. We walked a lot.
The best Bailey's coffee ever and Smarties cookies to end the day. Who says no to that?
So long Dublin, it was fun!