In a few hours I'll be on a jet plane high above the Atlantic Ocean tracking a course to the Old World. Jenny and I are embarking on a 12-day adventure spanning three countries. We're beginning in Barcelona, Spain for the tail end of their Patron Saint's festival and then heading to Cologne, Germany to visit and old friend of mine. From there we will spend a day at work with my friend (he's a cargo pilot for a major shipping company) and get to fly with him down to Toulouse, France. After a day there we'll jump seat back to Cologne with him and then run the Cologne (Koln) Marathon on October 2nd.
This will be my first international marathon. Instead of seeing mile markers it will be kilometers. Instead of hearing English it will be German. Instead of seeing Brooks and Nike shoes and clothing it will predominately be Puma and Adidas. I'm stoked!
This will be my 5th time to Europe and first time to Spain and France. I'm leaving my laptop at home and going to test out and attempt to use only my iPad 2. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, I'll be able to update with some posts while over there and some pictures too!