To illustrate how remiss I have been in my familial responsibilities, I haven’t seen my Greek grandmother (my yiayia) in ten years, my American grandmother in about four years and my father in three. I’m pretty sure that last one puts me in the running for the WORST DAUGHTER EVER award, so I need to remedy the situation STAT.
Both my parents are from large families, so I also have dozens of aunts, uncles and countless cousins to see while I’m out and about. I’m going to be in Socializing Overload, so I’m hoping to be able to get some runs in as that is likely to be the only alone time I’ll get for the foreseeable future.
Saturday I head off to
Oh, and have I mentioned that near the end of all this I’ll be running in my first half marathon? No? Well now I have.
Getting time to run in the
These people don’t run unless they’re chased. Their exercise comes from manual labor – working the fields and herding livestock. Hell, donkeys are still frequently used for transport. Well, at least they were ten years ago when I was last there. Maybe things have changed since then. Maybe yiayia now has indoor plumbing. Guess I’ll find out this weekend.
Internet access is not likely to be had while in
Good luck to all those racing between now and then. I look forward to catching up with all your antics when I get back to civilization.