Today's theme is on St. Patrick's Day, and I'll confess, it's a non-holiday for me. I'm not Catholic and I'm not Irish. I have heritage from England, Scotland, and Wales, but not Ireland. I don't like beer, I don't like Guinness, and of course once fun leprechaun activities stopped in elementary school, it was just another day for learning.
I do have some good memories of St. Patrick's Day though. None of them include a race, and the one bad memory I have is being hit with ITBS. It's now been 4 years, can we talk?
The first good memory is being in London in 2007 for spring break. Since I played lacrosse for 3 years in college, I didn't have a spring break until senior year. While most people I know went to someplace warm, I went to London and Paris. I was at an EPL game on March 17th, and saw one of the goalies score. Who would've though that?
The other one was when I moved to Texas. I either arrived on the 17th or around the 17th. Even with St. Patrick's not being a holiday, it's easy to remember when things happened because that date stands out. 8 years ago I was just days away from driving away from my parents' house in Wellesley, and moving out of the time zone to Dallas. I think it worked out pretty well.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.