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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Excitement

There are some exciting things going on in the Webb household (can you call it a household if it's just you in a tiny apartment? I think yes).

First of all, I have some amazing pictures from my Ireland trip to share with you all:
Downtown Dublin

Jail tour



Christ Church in Dublin

Dublin Castle Tour
Countryside in County Cork

Cliffs of Moher

Standing on the edge of a 600 foot cliff



Thatched roof cafe on one of the Aran Islands

We stumbled upon a wedding photo shoot in the Burren

Old Celtic Cross

We had a lot of fun at Irish pubs

Atlantic Ocean

Second, I recently found out that on December 10th, I (along with 19 other recruits) will be sworn in by the Chief of Naval Operations during the infamous Army Navy football game being played here in Washington DC at FedEx Field. We get to go down on the field during one of the commercial breaks in the second quarter. Revenue from commercials might be more important than televising our ceremony, but I still think you should watch the game (and cheer for Navy!) just in case they show us. I am so honored to be a part of this once in a lifetime event. To give you a sense of the importance of this ceremony, here is the first part of the Navy Chain of Command: President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Navy, Chief of Naval Operations. So, in the words of Mr. Joe Biden: This is a big f****** deal. 

I might even be more excited than the time I went to an Obama rally and got a really close picture of the President's head and some random baby being handed to him: 


Or the time that Matt Lauer did The Today Show from my college campus: 


Third, on Friday I'm headed to LAS VEGAS for the Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon (at night! down the strip! sold out at 44,000 runners!) Meeting the amazing blogger/runner Julia is top of the excitement list. She even beats out the Saturday night showing of Mystere, the Cirque Du Soleil show that I am most likely overly enthused about going to see. A few of my DC running friends are headed out to Vegas as well. It should be a good time. Hopefully my wimpy ankle holds up for all 13.1 miles. Check back next week for a Vegas re-cap. 

Happy Exciting Running!

8 comments:

Julia said...

Okay...so "amazing" as the description of your pictures is an understatement. They are simply incredible...literally breathtaking. What a trip!

Also, CONGRATULATIONS on getting sworn in during the game! WOW! That will be so awesome! I will look for you on tv :)

Lastly, you are too sweet to rank me above all those other pretty awesome events! I am beyond excited to meet you FINALLY!!!

Thanks also for your sweet comment on my post...it meant a lot to me. See you soon sweet friend!

theAlmostRunner said...

You are gonna LOVE Julia. She is freaking awesome. ALSO. YOU ARE A BIG F******* DEAL.

Happy Runner Girl said...

WOW! Love the pics and very cool about your getting sworn in! What a great accomplishment! Good Luck In Vegas!

Britt said...

wow...i want to be you right now! ireland looks like it was amazing. best wishes for the rnr vegas style, you'll have a blast!

Courtney said...

you are awesome. i admire your courage and your go getter attitude!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

what a gorgeous gorgeous trip to ireland!! i love it!! have such a good time in vegas!!! so many awesome bloggers are going to be there, so jealous!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

WOW major congrats and how cool to be sworn in during such a highly charged game!!

Ok i knew I wanted to go to ireland, but now i have to go

Fruit Fly said...

Cool photos! That jail tours sounds pretty interesting!

And how freaking exciting is this Army/Navy game thing. Awesome!!!