So you see, i have been on a diet by mouth only since the beginning of December and it hasnt been working obvioulsy. Now i think i said it prior that i used to run at least one race a year. I dont know what happened to me in the last 3 or 4 months. No its not marriage, my husband and i met in the gym and we were both gym rats. In the spirit of TBT, this was right before i ran the 2009 MSF (doctors without borders) vertical marathon dubai. I trained hard for this race, the race was up a 52 storey building. So 5 days a week i ran up 43 floors 3x each morning and took the elevator back down. Lol. This race was memorable, i finished in 8 minutes 50 seconds, the lady who won finished in 7 minutes 53 seconds and had a 3 month old baby. Go Figure
I still have those shorts and they fit like muscle shorts. Absolutely not a good look right now. i plan to run in hyde park when hubby gets here, but i need thermals first.
I miss a part of my old life, where my passport had stamps on every page and i had 2 sets of extra pages. I really wanted to be a cultural anthropologist at some point, but i was convinced by the forces that be, that i would die a miserable death in penury. So instead i tied my shoe straps tighter and got a Bsc in applied math and statistics and minored in cultural anthropology. And then 2 masters degrees, one was out of boredom working the war.
The roaming feel is starting to come back, thats the one thing i miss about being single. I cant make those decisions alone, and my husband is paranoid about 3rd world countries. Lol.
I want to run the 10km or half marathon race in Cambodia – its a run through the Angkhor Wat buddhist temple in phnom penh. Its just one of those races i feel will be amazing. I am drawn to the beauty of temples and the calming nature of meditation. In my past life i was Asian, very bizzare. For me thats an awesome holiday. The next race is in August, i think i need fasting and prayer at this point because Phillipines and Cambodia are high on my list. I also wouldnt mind sneaking off to India with my half Indian sister in law.
I had a thought today, i need to see where the eurostar rail goes, i might sneak off on a day trip without telling anyone, Lol, When the hubby is back in lagos for a few days. I am itching to travel real bad. Some pictures from the past….
Outskirts of Muscat, Oman 2009
I also traveled alone a lot of the time. I was almost kidnapped once in Bangkok, well they were trying to over inflate a bill by 300% and i said no. Got arrested in Malaysia, case of mass sweep at a restaurant. I might be inclined to tell those stories one of these days. I think i will settle for roaming around oxford circus today or edgeware road for a few hours.
Still trying to think of a decent giveaway. I dont want it to always be something monetary but i am away so it kinda sucks if its not something like airtime or online shopping credit.