August 1, 2014

Friday Five: What's new for us in Ireland!

Today starts a new month and a lot of fun new things on the horizon for us.  And mostly, that means our Ireland trip.  We leave today, hooray!


1. Visiting a NEW place: I've never been to Ireland and it's always been on my travel wish list.  I'm excited about the chance to spend some time in the capital city and in the country.  It's a good combo and should give me a good chance to see outside the walls of a major European city.

2. Running in a NEW place: The Rock 'n' Roll Dublin half on Monday will be my first international race.  Mom got the chance to hit up a 5k in London last summer so she beat me to the punch on this one.  I'm excited to see what it's like to experience a European event. 

3. Seeing NEW sites: I have a list a mile long of things I want to see in Ireland.  From Trinity College to the Guinness Storehouse to famous pubs to a working sheep farm.  I know we won't get to all of these but I am really looking forward to exploring a new place and taking in some new sites.

4. Trying NEW foods: When I travel to a new place, I try my best to embrace the local cuisine.  But let me be clear, I will not be doing any of the weird meat parts...those are off limits! 

5. Starting a NEW month on a high note.  If your sleuth skills are strong, you've probably detected that July was a tough month for me.  Between some travel, starting marathon training, and a ridiculously busy work schedule, I was feeling a bit (run)down.  I'm looking forward to turning over a new page in my calendar starting with a fantastic vacation!

We're participating in the Friday Five linkup with some of our favorite ladies in DC - Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia.  Thanks for hosting, gals!

What would you recommend we see/do/taste in Ireland?
{Christine}

20 comments:

  1. Have a great trip and race! I've never been to Ireland, but would love to go sometime. You'll be running on my birthday :)

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    1. Aw happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great day! :)

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  2. Ireland is on my travel list soon! I have a good friend who lives in an "Eco-village" there and she makes gorgeous glasswork. Cloughjordan Ecovillage, if you're nearby tell Mollie that I said "Hi"!

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    1. Oh how neat! We never made it to this village - sounds really interesting!

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  3. Yay!! so exciting! Have a great trip! I have no suggestions because I've never been :) See you in VA Beach though, safe travles!

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    1. Thanks Mar! Can't wait to FINALLY meet you later this month!

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  4. I hope y'all have a wonderful time! I'm like you, when I visit a new place, I like to try out their local foods and see new things! Safe travels!!

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    1. Thanks Karen! It's always nice to try to experience the local customs and traditions.

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the race and how it compares to US races.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn - having a notable race organization definitely put me at ease.

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  6. I've never been to Ireland. Always wanted to see Newgrange. Have fun! Can't wait to read about your adventure!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, it turned out to be a really good trip!

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  7. I am so excited for y'all!! Have a blast and wishing you a safe trip!

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  8. Hope you have a great and safe time. Lacey and I visited Ireland a few years ago. The country side is beautiful but we weren't huge fans of the food. We've been saying for months now that we were going to do a post about our trip but we never did. Maybe sometime soon we will. Can't wait to hear about your race and all your exploring! Have fun!

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    1. You girls have done some awesome traveling! I think I actually liked the food a lot more than I figured I would. I found some healthy options even at the pubs! :)

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  9. I've never been to Ireland - have a great time and good luck rockin Dublin!

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  10. I agree about the weird meat parts! I tried haggis in Scotland: never again. Bleh. I hope you both have a fabulous time.

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    1. I stayed very far away from all of the puddings! Blach!

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