One of my goals while living here in Buenos Aires is to train and complete a marathon. That’s a full out 26 mile marathon. Well, still a long way from there, but just completed the first step. Ran the “Run for Water” 6k race (http://liveearth.org/en/therunforwater), which is an event designed to bring attention the crisis in water access that many people face around the world (Check out what Global Brigades is doing to address water issues in Honduras: www.waterbrigades.org).
It was a great day for a race, and some seven thousand people came out. Mostly it was just a fun race, not too competitive, although it’s hard to remember that when mom’s pushing baby strollers finish ahead of you! I ran with Flavio, my running partner, who is a student at the Medical College here. It was really cool to see how many people came out, one of the things I’m really appreciating about Buenos Aires, is the importance people place on social/cultural activities. I plan on soaking it in as much as possible!