Sunday: Rain: Wondered around one of London's versions of a US flea market. I was late getting there and I was alone so I wasn't really comfortable having my camera out in all of the angry people. Then the grocery store...it is a strange little place kind of like walmart on a super tiny tiny scale. Like a 1/4 of the size. But I did learn Sunday afternoons is the time to shop around here. There is so much food in the market and the selection is great, however there are 1,000,000 people there so you have to be prepared for that. I also ran 2 very slow miles in the dark (it get dark faster then I thought it would here) Plus some planks and core work.
Following lessons we went to a place called Yo Sushi...they basically serve sushi on a belt that goes around the whole restaurant and you pick up whatever plate you want. There are 2-3 pieces on each plate and several different kinds on the belt, as well as edemame, seaweed salad, gyoza, and other things I didn't recognize. they then come around an count the number of plates you have in each color and give you your total. We followed this by playing bingo which is different in the UK then in the US. I will take a picture of my card next week and explain it better! Last thing I did today was book my ticket to the Guinness Storehouse in Ireland this weekend, and my ticket to Windsor Palace with a tour of the great kitchen for next weekend.
Tuesday: Sun: Second day of school. I went in early so I was sure to get my new ID card which you need to get any farther than the lobby. Once I received mine i wondered up to the library to get my computer and phone set up on the schools wifi system. I realized I had about 1.5 hours to kill so I sat in the library catching up on blogs and emails. Followed by what felt like a very long lecture about the Performativity and fluidity of text. (Yes I promise I spelled that correct). It was interesting though scattered so I am not sure i picked up on everything, but it stirred good conversation at dinner with one of my new class mates. Which leads me to the end of my day. I had rice with chicken and a little curry sauce for dinner in the train station. (Weird thing to think coming from the US) We sat and chatted and ate while we waited for her train. Me I take the tube so I can go whenever I want she however has to follow the train schedule.
Though my running numbers are down, my walking numbers are way way up so in the end the balance out and still count as miles for team giraffe. I also feel good which is a nice change of pace. Tomorrow I will run at least 3 but maybe 5 depending on how I feel since i have the day off. I also plan on finding a post office and buying international stamps to mail all the post cards I bought back home! I hope everyone is well and I love reading about all the progress you are making in your goals!
Sorry so wordy the next one will have more pictures I promise!