What To Do Without the Internet?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

For about four hours today almost the entirety of Dublin was without internet.  I like to think I could easily survive without it (and I know I can) but I will admit that I was lost for a while.  Before I let myself get overly frustrated with it, I decided to go for my run.  I've still been sticking with my 1.5 mile loop but I think starting next week I'll take it up a notch.  I've finally reached the point where I feel comfortable running that.  If I had set goals for myself at the start of this I would say that would have been one of them and I'd also say that it has been met!

It's been surprisingly hot in Dublin these past few days.  A year ago I would have laughed at myself for calling 70 degrees hot, but after not feeling that temperature for almost a year it led to a few rough runs.  I proudly wore my red sox t-shirt today because it normally gets some smiles or happy nods and gives me some extra motivation, but I think I was too sweaty and medusa-esque today to receive those.

 I was hoping to do a 5k on July 11th but I think it might be just for this business association thing.  I've sent them an e-mail to see if I can get in but as of now it's up in the air.

After my regular run it was time for my hummus run and I was very excited to see that my local grocery store was having a sale on fruit!  I think I could go several days without eating anything besides fruit but it is generally very expensive in Ireland.  I used this opportunity to stock up.
Yum! 
I'm off to Cork for the weekend tomorrow so, if I don't get to sneak a post in between now and then, I'd just like to say that I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

8 comments:

  1. Hey Erin, nice to meet you. Lovely fruit.

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! Welcome to my blog!

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  2. i feel like something's missing in a day without internet. i can survive, but definitely feel that something's missing. haha

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    1. It's definitely not the same. Even if I don't need to use it, it's always good to know it's there!

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  3. i've been in asia for almost 2 weeks on vacation and i've been skimming on the wifi and i cannot wait to get some FULL BLOWN internet when i return to portland! how sad is that? not that sad. i love my internet :)

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    1. When I was living in Russia we had to pay for every byte of internet we used... I think rationing my internet usage was even harder than living in a country where I don't really speak the language!

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