Monday, August 24, 2009

Still Walking

I've tried again and again. It just ain't happening for me. Not my thing.


But I am constantly awed by those who can run. And those who love to run. Case in point: my gordo:

I know he is going to be totally embarrassed by my blog post on his weekend activities, but I can't help it. I'm proud. Proud enough that I got myself out of bed at 6am on a SUNDAY (!) to go be a personal cheer leader. You know how much I value my sleep!

Here is a random thought: why can't you people run at sunset?

Ok! I'm kidding! I can already hear the rebuttals to that comment...most of them being something like "you have no idea what you are talking about". I agree with you.

Actually, once I finished off my first cappuccino of the early morning, it wasn't so bad. I'm sure for the runners it was even better - weaving through Polanco under the clear blue skies and pretty decent temperatures. It was the first half marathon (21.5KM) organized by Emocion Deportiva - great website for all you runners looking for a challenge in and around Mexico, most important being the Mexico City Marathon coming up in a month!

Mexico City has a horrible reputation for being polluted and congested, but I really think that is an exaggeration. Since we've been spending the weekends in town, we've had really great weather. I'm sure most outdoorsy people probably would skip the idea of visiting Mexico City altogether, but they really should not discard it so quickly.

One of the coolest ways to see the city as a tourist, or to get around if you live here, is the Mejor En Bici program. It's a Bike Sharing program that allows you to pick up a bike, for free, at one station, and deposit it at another. Check out this site for a list of bike stations around the city.

Running or biking...both generally considered exercise and eco-friendly.

You really can't go wrong.

Oh, and congratulations my love ;) well done!

1 comment:

  1. Felicidades al Ro por el achievement.Too band my gordo wasn't running with you gordo this time. Did you guys missed us?


    ps. ya tiene MUY buena pierna tu falco (de gordo, no tiene nada)