11.05.2010

The Green Girl Is Home From Greece

The Green Girl is back home - safe and sound.

I had an amazing time in Greece. The ancient ruins were more breathtaking than I could have ever imagined. I ate a glorious chunk of salty feta cheese with every single meal and tasted the most tender lamb chop I've ever had while watching the sun set in Santorini.

Locals dressed in their best came out to cheer us on while children offered olive branches as 88 countries were represented at the Athens Classic Marathon. I was able to add a Greek flag charm to my bracelet to symbolize the completion of another marathon.

I took pleasure in meeting runners from all over the world as we exchanged race stories. I met a Canadian by the name of Jeff who shared his Istanbul Marathon experience with me before he went for a swim in the Aegean Sea. Much to my delight, I discovered I still know French when I encountered a French couple on my way to the Ancient Thira.

My thousands of pictures are in the process of being uploaded. I'll work on gathering my thoughts for my race report this weekend.

31 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a safe trip back. Can't wait to see pics!

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  2. Sounds awesome! glad you had a great time and congrats on your marathon. Looking forward to some pics.

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  3. Welcome home! 38 minutes to get to the start, wow.

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  4. Welcome back and congrats on you marathon.
    Can't wait to hear more stories and see the pics.

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  5. Congrats! I look forward to your recap!

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  6. Congratulations on the finish!

    I'm looking forward to the report and the pictures.

    Glad you made it back safely!

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  7. Hooray for being home safe and another great marathon in the books! I'm really looking forward to reading all about it and seeing the pics!!

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  8. Congrats Mary! I'm glad you had a great time and can't wait to hear all about it.

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  9. Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the pictures and read all about it!

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  10. EEEEEEK! I cant wait! Im jumping up and down inside you know?! Congrats Ms. Mary!!!

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  11. Congratulations Mary! Well done, and it sounds like you had a blast. Looking forward to seeing your pics...Way to go!

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  12. You are incredible! I can't wait to hear the full report and see your pictures. Hope you're recovering well. =)

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  13. Congrats Mary! Way to go! Sounds like you had a fantastic time and enjoyed an event to remember forever. So proud of you!

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  14. Amazing, Green Girl! 7 hours is a new PR for you, right? Needless to say that was an amazing accomplishment and we are all in awe of you and so proud at the same time. You did it!!!

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  15. Welcome back! What an awe-inspiring experience. Cannot wait to hear all about it!

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  16. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
    I am sooo very proud of you, girl! Thought about you on race day and knew you were just having the best experience of your life! Absolutely cannot wait to see all your breathtaking pictures!! Welcome home, rest up this weekend!!
    XOXO

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  17. Wow! What an amazing trip (& marathon). Congratulations : ))

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  18. Welcome home! Congratulations on checking this big marathon off your list! Sounds like quite the experience!

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  19. Congratulations on completing another marathon. And welcome home! ;)

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  20. Woo hoo! Congratulations on finishing! Can't wait for the pictures and the stories.

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  21. Congrats on marathon! Sounds like an amazing trip! Welcome back!

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  22. Wow Greece! It must have been so amazing! I hope that I get to that point of experience/passion someday and I can share my experiences. And mmmm... glad you got to eat so much feta. Welcome home!

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  23. Fantastic! Glad you had such a good time. Sounds like a wonderful experience.

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  24. Sorry for the delay in this, but congrats times a million! Can't wait to hear more about it and see oodles of pictures!

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  25. Yahoo!! Can't wait to read your whole report! Congrats!

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  26. Congrats! I can not wait to see pictures.

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  27. Looking forward to the race report, welcome home!

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  28. Fantastic!!!!!! I cant wait to see the pictures!!!!

    I might have to add this race to my bucket list!!!

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  29. I am super proud of you! Welcome home! YAH!

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