I never officially announced it, but if you follow me on social media then you know that I just spent the last week in Israel. The short story goes something like this. In early February, I received an invitation from the Israel Ministry of Tourism to visit Jerusalem from March 9-16 and to run the Jerusalem Marathon. I was stunned and completely thrilled.
I went back and forth about whether to discuss my travel plans on the blog, and I decided to hold off at least until I had a plane ticket in my hand. The whole thing just seemed too good to be true, and I didn’t want to jinx it – or to look like an idiot if the trip didn’t happen.
So I waited. And finally – finally! – on March 5, I received my plane ticket. This was really happening…on March 9. Four days to prep and pack for an international trip. A pre-trip blog post just wasn’t going to happen.
Anyway, I returned home today from my week in Israel. This was truly the trip of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it – the sights, the food, the new friends, and of course the marathon. But right now I’m exhausted and jet lagged and busy snuggling my babies.
For now, I’ll leave you with this photo from our last night in Israel:
photo courtesy of Christy from The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
More soon. xo
p.s. Click HERE to read my friend Lee’s post about Jerusalem craft beer.