|Adam, me, and Ryan after the run|
My time for the 13.1 miles? 2:03:50, or 9:24 per mile. That was five minutes and 15 seconds, or 24 seconds a mile, faster than my time in Marrakech. So what now? I told myself that if Casa went well I would run the full marathon at Marrakech this year. But I'm still undecided about that. The last 3 miles were pretty hard. Could I really do another 13? Not sure about that.
Odds and ends:
I'd intended the title to refer to the marathon, but it could just as easily apply to my life these last months. I've made a trip to Rabat every month since May, each of them 4 days or more. The two weeks straddling July and August, I took a vacation in Europe, with a one-day stop in Milan, 5 days in Berlin, 3 days in Dresden, and 4 days in Prague. It was great. In September I was away from home 11 days. So far in October, I've been home only half the time. Most of my travel has involved my big project, Spelling Bee Morocco, which is going national this year.
|One of my pomegranates, good to look at, but not so tasty.|
|Me, helping strip the sheepskin from the carcass|
The weather has changed. We've had quite a bit of rain the last month (much needed – Morocco has been suffering from a drought for the last couple of years and for the last year especially) and turned cold. In the space of only a few weeks I went from covering myself with only a sheet at night to one blanket and now two for last week.
That's it for now. I won't make any rash promises, but I will try to get back on track with regular blog posts. Incha'allah.