Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I zipped by the Zapion Exhibition & Congress Hall…
...on my way to the Panathinaikon stadium, which served as the finish line for the 2004 Olympic Marathon.
I made my way around the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
And then I ran up to the Acropolis where I was able to get in this time and check out the Parthenon…
And the Temple of Athena Nike which is being restored.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I had a chance to get in a quick 5k run around the town. Here are some pics from my jaunt:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I started out from the hotel and soon had a view of Lycabettus Hill.
I continued over to Vass Sofias and ran down that street to the Parliament.
In front of the Parliament Building guards watch over the tomb of the unknown soldier.
I cruised through Syntagma Square and the Plaka, an area of restuarants, shops and cafes.
As I passed through the Plaka I caught my first view of the Acropolis.
I continued on to the Monument of Lysikrates (with the Acropolis in the background)
I then made my way up the hill to the Acropolis, along this awesome narrow path that switchbacks through cool houses and provides great views of the city.
I stopped off at Aeopagus hill to quickly take in the view, which was incredible.
Since it was Sunday evening, the Acropolis was closed, so I headed back down the hill through Ancient Agora-Areios park enjoying the sights along the way.
This would be a cool marathon to do…
I then ran back to the Parliament, and retraced my steps back to the hotel. Along the way I passed by the War museum.
I finished up my tour just as the sun was setting. Perfect timing and great run through the city.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
2/22/09 - Hyannis Marathon - Location: Hyannis, MA
4/20/09 – Boston Marathon - Location: Boston, MA
5/09/09 - North Face Endurance 50 - Location: Bear Mtn, NY
5/?/09 – Soapstone Mountain Trail Race - Location: Stafford Springs, CT
5/31/09 - Rock N Roll Marathon - Location: San Diego, CA
7/18/09 – VT 100 Mile Endurance Run – Location: West Windsor, VT
9/27/09 – VT 50 Mile Endurance Run – Location: Mt. Ascutney, VT
10/10/09 – ING Hartford Marathon – Location: Hartford, CT