Monday, August 10, 2009

In One Piece

I'm checking in from my hotel room here in the sprawling metropolis that is Mexico City. My flight went rather smoothly, customs was a breeze, weather is beautiful, cab ride was flawless.

The best part about my trip, though, was when I got to my hotel. Three colleagues were here already and I went to say hi to them (I'd only actually met one in person). They had workout clothes on so I asked if they were planning on going for a run. One of them said to me, "You're a runner, right?"

"Damn straight."

So they waited for me while I went and put my running gear on. I'm so glad I brought my gear! So, I wasn't even on the ground for an hour and already I was running! I didn't bring my watch or anything so I'm estimating but I think we ran for 20-30 minutes, a good, fast pace. I wasn't actually planning on running today as I ran six miles on Saturday and five on Sunday, but I could not pass up the opportunity. Oh yeah, I also ran three miles on Friday. Forgot about that!

Mexico City, of course, is at a rather high altitude, more than 7,000 feet above sea level. I was tired at the end of the run but I don't know if it was because of the altitude or because I had ran the last three days.

Anyway, what do you think of the view from my hotel room?


That is one ginormous flag. The building down below is an opera house as we're staying in the nice part of town.

Anyway, just wanted to check in from my hotel room. Now to shower and rest up and continue adjusting to the altitude.

6 comments:

Lissaloo said...

That's awesome what a great start to your trip :)

Angie Eats Peace said...

I love running in new places. Enjoy the motherland.

5thsister said...

A fortuitous beginning...

Willoughby said...

Gorgeous view! Enjoy your trip!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Sounds great, you're going to have so much fun!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

P.S. If you can make it to the Coyoacan area, do, it's beautiful.