6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Where is the World is Tall Mom?

Answer is PANAMA....

I am not jazzed about Panama City. I respect the culture and all they are doing to improve, but the traffic, construction noise and brown water from the canal dredging are a bit off-putting.. Once we got out of the city to the wide blue ocean and green jungle I was mesmerized by the beauty.

My only workout to speak of was climbing the 100++ steps of this tower to see the view above the jungle..
I found Heaven on Earth!!! So beautiful the pictures do not capture the epic beauty..
I should have asked the man who "owned" the island how much for these shells?
I love the old and new in the same photo...

I am on to a new destination tomorrow early AM, I HOPE to get in a few miles there and most likely will not have time to blog again until I get home...

I am in HOT HOT Land while Muscle Man, the Little Studs and all RUNNING in the Pacific Northwest are covered in a blanket of snow :)

Wow do I miss this little face... and my house full of boys...

  • Have you ever run in a country other than your own? Leave a comment and tell us all about the experience.

21 comments:

Canuck Mom said...

My husband and I ran every day when we were in London, England last year. We loved it!!

fancy nancy said...

When I was in college I ran in Spain. I lived there and ran many times a week. People looked at me like I had ten heads...apparently they don't run there! Either way it was a challenge since it was a city but it was a great way to see the city! However I'm happy with my usual beach run at home. Have fun Mel! Soak in some warmth for me!

Alanna said...

Does the US count? :) Otherwise, not yet...

Zaneta said...

I got to run in St. Croix while I was on a mission trip... A few of us would go out every morning and run the short distance to the ocean and run on the shore and down the pier, and back... running in sand is much tougher than running on a road! lol... it was so beautiful! You could definitely get lost in your thoughts and all the beauty surrounding you on your run! :)

The Devil's Starchy Fingers said...

I ran when I was in Costa Rica last year. I looked up at one point and saw some Howler Monkeys. Too hot to run much there for this Seattle girl. Enjoy the sun and bring some back for us!!

Yo Momma Runs said...

Beautiful pictures from Panama City! Good luck getting in a few miles, but mostly just enjoy the heck out of your time there. I love visiting new places and experiencing new cultures.

Alma said...

I lived in Morelia, Mexico for a quarter in college. My roomie & I ran every single morning before spanish classes. It was the best way to get to know the city, including parts that we would never have otherwise visited.

Catey said...

Wow-what a beautiful beach! How neat to be off seeing the world!

Ricole said...

Have so much fun and enjoy all your new experiences! I love running in new countries, though their street setup isn't all that safe. This summer I ran in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia!

Sue's Ramblings said...

Yup - on hols or for races. Definitely something different every time.

Melissa said...

I actually took a "running tour" when I was in Argentina this fall. Such a wonderful experience and it was great to have a guide to talk to about the country/culture/anything and everything.

michelledoesgermany.com said...

YES! I'm from Canada but lived and ran in South Korea for 3 years, the USA for 2+ years, and now we are in Germany where I run all the time :) I try to run in every country I visit, if I can.

Shannon said...

Great pictures! As to running in another country, that's how I got my start! I started running while living/working abroad in Germany. Wow, that brings back memories. I used to leave the housing block I lived in, head out of town, and run through the fields there. What a long time ago. Coming back to the US, it would be years before I would start running regularly again. Nowadays, I find running is an awesome way to see the sights and tour new places. Hubby will get the chance to run again abroad this year as we signed up for the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland! I posted about that here: http://talesfromanaveragerunner.blogspot.com/2011/10/hills-are-alive-with-sound-of-music.html. Happy Running!

Marlene said...

That looks just beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Those boys of yours (and maybe some snow) will be waiting for you.

Shannon said...

You inspired me to write a blog post on my run abroad - the first time I ever really tried running. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://talesfromanaveragerunner.blogspot.com/

Lindsay @ Fuel My Fitness said...

I wish I had the chance to run in a different country. First step would be actually going on a vacation!

Liisa at Fit for a Kid said...

I'm currently living in Costa Rica for six months with my family. I can't find anywhere to do long runs cause I'm too afraid of the crazy drivers on the busier roads outside town(no shoulders) and nervous about the isolation on the less busy roads.

I have a 4.5 km (there and back) stretch of beautiful beach to run on though - I can do that a couple of times and then jump on the treadmill when I have to.
I love running around in town too; it's how I've really gotten to know the lay of the land.

Enjoy Central America!

Tricia said...

hope you made it home safely

Sara said...

I ran everyday when I lived in Belfast. People would stop me and ask what i was doing or if i was training for something:) Nope, just trying to stay in shape!

Jill said...

Bet you are glad to be home. Your job has some major perks! See you next monday!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

What beautiful pics Mel!! Welcome back--bet your family missed you!