Sunday, October 31, 2010

My First Visitor! Sarah in Korea

On October 23 I had my first visitor arrive in Korea.
She will be here until November 8 (With a big celebration for her birthday on November 5! woohoo!)

My friend Sarah has been travelling the world these past few months. She arrived to me having visited Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Germany, and then is continuing on from Korea to travel to Hong Kong, Japan, and back to Spain. Wow!

It's been the perfect opportunity to see the touristy side of Seoul that I kind of skipped when I first arrived here. So far we've visited various neighborhoods in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung palace, Seoul Tower, and eaten at many Korean restaurants!

Here is a picture at the palace. We were supposed to get a free guided tour, but we were late (naturally) and missed it. Wandering around cluelessly, I noticed a sign saying "free dress-up"... YES

Monday, October 4, 2010

Energizer Night Race 2010 with Adidas

The course (run through a zoo)
On Saturday night I hopped on a subway bound for Seoul Grand Park, where the Energizer Night Race 2010 was being held. This 5km race was held in the dark. Your race kit came with a reflective running shirt, a reflective bib, and a headlamp. The course ran through a zoo at night and, due to inclement weather, in the rain. It was AWESOME. Apparently we ran by wolves, and bears, but the only animals I saw were goats :(
The race also reminded me how out of shape I was.  As soon as I crossed the finish line, the chip on my shoe registered my time, when then automatically got sent via text message to my cell phone (again, AWESOME) telling me that my finish time was 37 minutes. Oops!
Me wish my headlamp, poncho, reflective bib, and "participation medal"
I decided from that point that the only way to continue to feel the need to run was to keep entering in more races so I have something to train towards. The next race it looks like I'm signing up for is over Halloween (10km), and then one in mid November (10km). It's time for me to get back in shape!