Saturday, February 21, 2009

Down Under

I’ve just spent the last two hours packing for what would seem like a 2-month trip. Only problem is I’ll only be gone two weeks. It’s ok though, I always feel better having over-packed rather than worrying that I might have under-packed. And being that I am super excited for this trip, I figured it was worth the extra pair of shoes…or three. For the next two weeks I will be down under, spending some quality time in Melbourne and Sydney. I’ll also be running in two meets but right now that seems like an afterthought. As much as I travel, it’s not often that I really get excited about going somewhere new. But Australia has been one of those places I’ve wanted to really visit for a long time, and now I have the opportunity. It’s summer season out there right now, which means they are in the middle of their outdoor season. For me, this means foregoing a trip to U.S. Indoors to run the 60 meters and traveling a little further down the track to run a whole 100 meters. It might not sound like much, but that extra 40 meters is going to be work! It’s a small price to pay however for a chance to see a new part of the world.

Without a doubt, traveling is one of the best parts of this job. I may not always appreciate it as much as I should while I’m living it, but I know that I will look back when I’m old and grey and be grateful for all these opportunities. I’m skimming through my passport right now looking at all the countries I’ve visited; France…England…Greece…Belgium…Germany…Qatar…Switzerland…Sweden…Estonia…Jamaica…Ireland…Spain…South Korea…Italy…Poland…Japan…Senegal… Czech Republic…and those are just the ones I can read clearly! And now, after approximately 20 hours of flying, I will have one more. See you in a couple days!!!


LaLa said...

Seriously excited. I love travel and wish I had the time and funds to enjoy it more. I can't think of any job that I'd like to do that would allow me to travel, except travel writer or international food writer. But the chances of that happening are slim. Happy trails!

Jennie Finch said...

Amazing!!! All the way from La Mirada!
Love you!

Jennie Finch said...

Did you get your bling glitter headbands?
Safe travels!
Enjoy laying under your umbrella! :)

Lyra said...

Ok, I've traveled to about 1/100th of the places you have, but Sydney is one place I have visited. It's absolutely gorgeous, clean, and full of really nice people. You won't want to come home. Have a blast, and run really fast, please. :) ox...

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
Have a safe and productive trip.

Dana said...

Have fun chica!! Bring back a hot Aussie!! LOVE their accents!! ;-)

Bianca said...

Meet a cute Aussie for me!

Oh yeah, run fast.