In the most rewarding 21,1 km of my life, yesterday I ran – and finished – Lisbon Half Marathon. Running an half marathon for the first time, I set the goal of finishing and doing it below two hours; secretly, I believed that maybe I could reach something aroud 1h50’00”, preferably one second below that. But I ended up with 1h40’18”, a time I could not even think about when I register for the race. Nevertheless, the best part of it is really finishing it, after running through all those places we only do by car, including the 25 de Abril bridge. It was great fun!
Yesterday I was in my first meeting with the research group on Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy (NISPT), our unit within CESUR (Center for Urban and Regional Systems) research centre.
The agenda dealt basically with the election of the new group coordinator and the discussion of NIPST’s new strategic guidelines. For me, it was a good chance to understand how the group works, to meet new colleagues and to catch up with friends I already haven’t seen for a while. Furthermore, I managed to snatch a fruitful crash-meeting with my supervisor, which is always a must.