This is our first blog for our around the world travels. Here are a few pictures of us, doing what we love – running!
We met at a 35-mile race in Southern Virginia called Holiday Lake 50k++ on February 14th 2003 and began dating the 2nd of the following August. During the period from mid-June 2003 through present we have spent a great many hours running together through forests, over mountains and across deserts during both training runs and races. While we’ve each run 100-mile races of our own, the longest distance we ever ran together was 50 miles at Mt. Hood in July of 2004.
Mike and Michele –
Semi-formal in Anguilla for the wedding of Daryoush and Gabby–
Between the fall of 2004 and the spring of 2005 we decided to leave our jobs (patent examiner and social research scientist) in the suburbs of washington, D.C. to learn more the world around us.
“man is a little germ who lives on an unimportant rock ball that resolves about an insignificant star on the outer edge of one of the smaller galaxies”–intro to Deeds of Flesh album ‘Inbreeding the Anthropophagi’. (A favorite quote of Mike´s.)
We hope the forthcoming blog posts will serve to effectively chronicle our experiences during both the pre-trip planning phases and the expedition itself so read on and follow us throughout the next year!
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