“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
I’ve mentioned before that we have an exciting year ahead.
We love to travel but once we moved out and got adult jobs, it became more difficult to go on real adventure trips.
We’ve still managed to travel a lot and make amazing memories, but none have been the big, foreign adventure I crave.
That craving will be satisfied for a little while! In exactly two weeks we’re heading to Thailand and China for four weeks.
We were in Thailand eight years ago and can’t wait to go back.
It’ll be our first time visiting China, which will be a lot of fun to explore somewhere new (minus the hazardous smog)!
We’re only going to two places in Thailand (Koh Samui and Bangkok) and hitting four places in China. It’ll be a whirlwind trip but so amazing.
This is where a couple of my resolutions come in to play: don’t stress about missed workouts and race for fun!
When we’re in Asia, we’ll only be running and I’ll have to be careful with all my knee issues. (Although I love to run on holidays, I want to get in all the sightseeing too!)
We’ll have a very short time to train for Ironman Coeur d’Alene when we get back. (We’ll only have 14 weeks including taper time- yikes.) I could stress about that (and I have started to panic sometimes), but I’d much rather have an adventurous trip and go into the Ironman less prepared than skip the trip and have a lot of training under my race belt.
So, exciting times coming in the next seven months with four weeks in Asia and two Ironman races. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds!
Have you been to Thailand or China? What place would you most like to travel to?