Saturday, December 24, 2005

Beware the Hills

Here is some free advice to those who want to run in Jerusalem- buy a topographical map. While my trusty tourist map ensured I didn't get totally lost, not knowing the elevation and gradient of your route is a sure way to kill yourself on murderous hills.

That being said, I had a decent run to the Knesset and its surrounding park. I fell in with a bunch of military types somewhere near Gan Saker who promptly led me way off my path and into a sudden rain shower. It was worth it though because it gave me a chance to ask directions from a young Russian couple whose Hebrew was far worse than mine.

Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating so it looks like I am going to have to retrain once I get back to the States.