Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back to America

Today is my last day in Slovenia. It has been a great trip. And today while the worst weather day (it was cloudy and a bit chilly), it still was relatively nice. At least we did not have rain! Because my stuff is still in the hotel (including my running stuff), I just walked the afternoon away. Sadly I stumbled on City Park today which is a huge park with lots of trails. I walked at least 2-3 miles in the park and barely made a dent. I did see the two castles (this country has many) but did not go in. After City park, I went to the Castle on the hill. I walked up but took the furnicular (an escalator like contraption) to go down. It was a bit nerve-wracking but on the way down the views of the city were very impressive.

I leave tommorrow morning and get home tommorrow afternoon (having 30 hours for OCt 24th in my life...too bad it is not my birthday!).

I am just getting accustomed to the keyboard here. They have the "Y" in a completely different spot and some computers do not have all the 26 letters I grew up using.

It has been alot of fun and I think my presentations were a sucess, but it will be nice to be home with my critters and my husband. And on a positive note, when I have to get up at 4 a.m. for the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, it will feel like I am sleeping in to 10 a.m.!!!

Although by the time I finish (in 7 hours perhaps), it will feel like it is 8 p.m. (not looking forward to this part of my experience!). Maybe I will exert myself so I come in about 5 hours (then at least I will finish before my dinnertime of 6 p.m.)

Take čare and Happy Running!


CTmarathoner said...

wow ---what a Trip. Since you ran in Dean's 50 marathons in 50 days, wee Frank's book review at

Jamie Donaldson said...

Glad you are back Tammy! Sounds like you had a great trip and I am glad your presentations went well! I hope you adjust better to the time zone changes than I did. I still can't go to sleep at night! :)!

Take care!

Runner Tammy said...


It was quite the time I go there I will need to practice not sleeping because there is just so much to do there! It is a beautiful country and has such a variety of sights and activities.

Next year this conference is in Nice France, and hopefully I will be invited back. So I have 1 year to train!


I am so sorry your sleep schedule is messed up. I have been up since 2 a.m. today, so I think I am no better off than you :-(

On a positive note, I am using my time constructively downloading my pictures and creating a photo essay (and considering I took well over 1000 pictures this is taking some time!)