June 23, 2013
At home, joining “a drinking group with a running problem” is not something that fits easily into my schedule. Many days are planned down to the minute and the limited time for exercise has to count! In Addis, life is a little more flexible and having fun with new people is far more important than a perfect workout.
So afternoon, I joined the Addis hashers! A group of 30 runners met at the Hilton and caravanned to a spot a few miles outside the city. We ran about 5k, following a paper trail that had been laid out the night before. The run is very relaxed with a lot of stop and go – which was perfect since I ran with my bulky camera. It was uncomfortable, but as my first time out of the city, I couldn’t miss the new sights!