OK, 'played' is a relative term taken at great liberty in this situation. A better way to say it would be to say that I discovered yet another 'stick and ball' sport that I have no natural talent for. And granted, it was playing with my team from the Chennai, India office in a company outing. And it was a rooftop, recreational version with a short field, different rules and utilized a tennis ball. But I'll take it.
|Me demonstrating my extra awesome 'whiffing' tequnique|
|The team that will never select me again. I'm the one holding the bat.|
My flight back from Chennai was through Frankfurt. Upon a bit of investigation, I found that the flight was cheaper if I stayed the weekend. Woohoo!
Didn't really have a plan - other than to just walk about the city, go running and relax and read.
|Ahhh... the land of sausage and Hefeweizen|
Of course no trip to a new country would be complete without me pounding out some miles in it. And what a great city to run in. Tons of trails and parks.
Saw an Ironman in Person
On my wandering around on Saturday I noticed some Ironman signs. A quick check 'O the Internet and my luck - The Ironman European Championships were on Sunday in Frankfurt! Whoah! How freaking cool is that?
|Ahhhh crap.... now I'm inspired to do one of these.|
Very unique hotel in my hotel. In the US this would be a lawsuit waiting to happen. Or perhaps it wouldn't even function if the average American these days got on board (it's limited to 2 people).
Of course all of these new experiences gives me some fodder for some additional posts - more to come. Need to get some Z's as I'm heading home tomorrow!