I am really sorry my last post was in September....I do have a draft in there from December but still!!! I will get back to that one another day. I figure (and I asked my FB followers and they aggreed) that a good way to get back into posting was to post about Rock n Roll Dublin. My first time to Europe and my first race out of the US.
A while back Tom won a large gift certificate to Liberty Travel. (Footnote - NEVER use them) We were discussing where to go. We decided on Europe but where? Then I remembered that there was a half in Dublin so why not there? We decided on 4 days in Dublin and 4 days in the country. It did not work out exactly as planned (see above footnote) but it was Ireland and we had fun.
We got there Friday morning and after stopping at the hotel to drop off our bags we headed to the Expo. I have never been to a smaller expo for a large race before. I was bummed. I got over it. We went to eat and wandered a bit then took a nap. Saturday was a bit more of the same. Just eating, drinking and wandering around. Got to bed early as the race was the next morning.
I have to say, even with the 2 miles that I walked towards the end since we were chatting I did so much better than I expected. I had not run more than 5 miles since NOVEMBER! But I finished in 2:43 with 2 miles of walking and I felt good enough to go back to the park and zoo after!
|CANDY!!!! Not even close to all of it either!|