June 16, 2011

three things thursday

1. Stress - I've been under an unbelievable amount of stress lately. I'm not too sure what's causing it but it's causing a lot of stomach issues. Since I've been back from my Florida-Texas-Iowa trip, I've gotten really sick three times for a minimum of 2 days each time. I've never been one to have stomach issues so for them to be starting 1 week before I travel and 2 weeks before I go to countries where it's not safe to drink the water, eat raw vegetables or even brush your teeth with tap water, I'm a little nervous.

2. Wrist/Training Update - I haven't worn my wrist splint all week and I'm actually feeling fine. I have bouts of discomfort/pain but other than that I'm fine. In terms of training, this week has been a hot mess. This week should have marked my base training for Marine Corps and instead, I have a big fat 0 logged for mileage this week. That's right, I haven't run since the Mini 10k. On Sunday, I wanted the day off so I took it. Monday and Tuesday, stomach issues. Yesterday, we had our annual benefit at work so I was out of the house at 7:30 and didn't get home until midnight. Today, I was up at 6:30 for my appointment with the Indian Consulate to get my visa and just got home now. I'm still hoping to get at least 15 miles in this weekend, 18 if I can manage it but I already know that running in Europe is going to be immensely difficult given my schedule so I need to get up on that.

3. Europe - On that note, I'm leaving for Europe (and everywhere else) next Friday and aside from all of the stress I'm under to shop for everything I need, get the last of my shots, pack, etc. I'm actually really excited! I'll be starting my trip in Amsterdam (actually, The Hague) and after a few days, venturing to Sarajevo and then to Belgrade and Rome. Total: 11 days, 5 cities. It's going to be interesting, that's for sure! But I'm really excited about it all.

This looks like a fabulous place to get a run in in Sarajevo if you ask me!

That's that!
I had big plans for today. I did all of them but nothing went according to plan. 
But you'll hear all about that tomorrow when I tell you about my trip to Ballpark #13...



  1. I'm leaving for Europe next Friday also. However, I'm going to Belgium. Stay safe.

  2. I can only imagine how stressful all the travel preparations are. Just do one thing at a time and all will work out. Enjoy your trip and if you stop in Germany, drink some beer - it's really good :)


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