|Nancy is the one on the left|
The weather was perfect, the course was great, awesome Asics shirts and we both ran pretty well...I finished in 40:30* and Nancy ran 1:07. Not too bad. But there's a couple of "other" things about the weekend that are really more entertaining than our race...
|The street in Gyenjongju with the Love Hotels.|
|Artwork on the outside of our L.H.|
Who doesn't love Mr. Pizza???
|Don't even think about asking for a second bowl!|
It's can be pretty challenging for us to find food that we can eat (and that we like) in Korea so when we saw a Mr. Pizza in Gyeongju, that was our ticket for dinner, We have eaten at Mr. Pizza's in Daegu and in Busan so we know that the pizza is good and they have a pretty decent salad bar. So we went there and ordered a cheese pizza and two salad bars and figured we were set. There was a bowl and two small plates on our table so I took the bowl and Nancy took one of the plates and we got our salads. Right after we sat down and started eating our waitress rushed over with a horrified look on her face. Pretty soon another waitress sprinted to our table and both of them were frantically trying to tell us (in Korean with a word or two of barely understandable English) that it was completely unacceptable to use a bowl AND a plate for our salads. We were expected to share one bowl and eat our salads in tandem. This was reinforced when they brought us the waters we ordered...one glass, two straws. And they insisted that we pay for the meal right then. Those crazy Americans...wanting TWO bowls...
Despite the Mr. Pizza incident, it was a fantastic weekend. We have another 10K in Daegu on November 4. Probably won't be quite as interesting as this one...but you never know!
* Ryan Adjusted Time. Actual time may be 40-50% slower than R.A.T.