Saturday, August 7, 2010

I would like to thank Madonna and Michael

For the best 11 mile training run I can remember.

First, I would like to thank the weather. I almost forgot what it was like to run when the heat index isn't over 90 degrees before 8 am.

My quads would like to thank the hills. Without you I would not have been reminded that not all landscapes are as flat as Florida - and neither is the Brooklyn Bridge.

To the other vacationing runners of Menorca - thank you for acknowleging and waving back to my friendly smiles and American "buenos dias." I know it is not a part of your culture to speak to strangers that pass by.

And finally, the most important thank you goes out to the spaniard´s ipod. Fully loaded with old school Madonna and Michael Jackson. Without "Like a Prayer" and "Man in the Mirror" during mile 7 and 9, this morning´s run would not have been possible. Thank you Madonna - Thank you Michael.

Friday, August 6, 2010

It´s Nothing New To Me

This morning´s view from the back porch. Overlooking the pool, down to the sea.

Menorca is beautiful. Everything you would imagine and more. The house is lovely, and I feel right at home.

Yesterday morning was a little overcast. On my run it started to drissle. By the 10 am it was pouring. The family was dewildered. They have vacationed here for one month - every summer - for the past 19 years and they say it has rained like this twice. I give them my sincerest apology. I must have brought the rain from Florida. It is nothing new to me.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thoughts from the third plane

Here I am holding the spaniards hand. I am looking out the window as we take off. We are flying to Menorca. This is my thrd flight in less than 24 hours.

I can´t help but think. Is this my life? Is this what the next 20 years is going to look like? Holding hands, flying all over the world. Vacation here, holiday there... summers in the Mediterranean, Thanksgiving in Florida.

I pose this question to the spaniard. He agrees we will be spendig a lot of time on airplanes. We prompltly decide that one day it will be first class. That`s better.