Yes, I know you shouldn’t seek validation from other people. You should validate yourself. Know you are good. But, I kind of needed this validation from one of the most respected runners in the business…
Bart Yasso tweeted me confirming that the Jerusalem Marathon is HARD! Thank you Bart, I needed that. It makes me feel better about how hard I thought the race was.
Plus, it’s pretty epic when a famous runner gives you a shout!!
What I Ate in Tel Aviv (post Jerusalem Marathon)
My last night in Israel was spent in Tel Aviv. We went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant.
Jerusalem Marathon – Traveling Back Home
Then, before I knew it I headed to the airport. This amazing trip and life experience was over. I was sad to go home. I wanted to see more of the country and stay in this special holy place longer. The flight back was direct from Tel Aviv to LAX. It was 15.5 hours long. Seriously. I was stressed I would go so bored I’d have a breakdown and get arrested or forced to parachute home or something.
But a good way to pass the time is obviously to read drink wine. Wine on international El Al flights is FREE. My friend met a new friend and we spent some time hanging out at the bar drinking (by ‘bar’ I mean the middle area of the plane people get water and stuff). Most people on the flight were asleep so it was just us sipping wine for the most part.
The only bad thing about getting buzzed on a flight…
I ended up buying stuff from the duty free shop. Seemed like a good idea at the time
After 15 and a half hours on a plane I felt messed up. I was tired, but also full of adrenaline to get home, I smelled but was too tired to remember how to turn on the shower, I was hungry but also full (of wine).
I stopped at the store on the way home to get some healthy food for the week.
Today I ran and came back to stretch out in the front room. Vegas thought this was an invite to practice his claiming this territory…
Overall: It was a very very long flight and I did get bored towards the end of the flight. I’d suggest books, audio books, snacks, magazines, snacks, movies, snacks, eye mask, ear plugs, socks if you’re wearin sandles, more snacks… I slept the beginning of flight, that helped pass the time a lot!
The jetlag has hit me hard, I am drifting off sitting straight up. So tired. So so tired.