Monday, August 17, 2009

Run Yank Run 013: Costa Rica

This episode was recorded mostly during a very noisy and hilly run in San Jose, Costa Rica.

I was there to visit our office there and to give a presentation on innovation and the merging of technology and creativity (link to photos of the event).

The people in our office were incredible and I had a great time visiting friends and meeting new people I had heard about but never had the chance to meet in person.

I actually went for two runs while I was in CR, but the second run was just as noisy as the first and since this one ends up being about 30 minutes, I will probably create a second episode for that second CR run...

Some lessons on running in Costa Rica:
  1. Use the sidewalks
  2. Pedestrians do NOT have the right of way
  3. Most people started driving around 5 years ago or so
  4. Dump trucks and diesel vehicles abound - wear a bandana or smog mask
  5. the scenery is worth it all
  6. the people make it doubly worth it
Now I am in Mobile, Alabama in the US on vacation with my family staying at my father in law's house. We are all sporting beach tans and having a good time.

Hope all are well!

Intro Music from the Podsafe Music Network

Featured Song:
Guitar from a street musician in Costa Rica

"You Start It" by The Monikers

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