Friday, June 22, 2012


most mornings in Sarajevo I run from the apartment where I am staying to the river and run on the sidewalk, it is lined with Linden trees, which at this time of the year are full of flowers.The flowers are very fragrant and on occasion I am reminded of a few tree lined streets in Queens, New York where I would run and I would have the same experience.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This past weekend I was on the Dalmatian coast, mostly in a place called Biograd. I got to swim a lot, which in the mornings was preceded by a nice run by the sea. On Sunday I ran a 2 mile race, which it turns out was a little short since my time was 14:03, which would have been my fastest for about 2 years. Since I moved to Sarajevo I have lost a little weight, I think from the good food here and my reduction in junk food.
A few weeks ago my friend Nataliya from the Ukraine won the Edinboro' marathon in 2:39:46, which was 26 seconds slower than when she finished 2nd in Utrecht 6 weeks earlier.
Finally it is nice to be able to go out and run in just T shirt and shorts now that the weather has warmed up ;)