Just like summer


What a wonderful weekend !  We had perfect weather, and I took full advantage of it.

I got up early on Saturday morning. I wanted to go to the gym but was not planning on running. But it was so nice out. Bright blue sky, warm temps…. so I decided to run. It was early, before 8 a.m., I faithfully did my dynamic warm up and headed out. My view when arriving at my favorite running spot, hardly anyone out yet  :

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I wanted to go to the gym, so I decided on a short 6 km before heading over to do some weights. I had to stop a couple times and walk, my knee just was not cooperating.

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I did some weights at the gym then headed to the market. All the fruits & veggies are out, I bought fresh melon and the first yellow nectarines of the year. I then went and bought some bread. This guy was in front of me in line. Too cute (not sure if that is really the right word…).


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After lunch, we quickly packed up and headed to the countryside. We have a small house about 90 minutes from Paris. We hadn’t been in a couple weeks…. the grass was so overgrown and we discovered this, a huge branch from our Lebanese Cedar tree. This is about the 5th HUGE limb that has fallen, despite the fact we have had the tree trimmed several times.

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We are so lucky that someone has never gotten injured or our car has not gotten crushed because we park underneath it. I immediately got to work on the yard, it REALLY needed mowing….

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And we finished off the day with a barbecue. When we bought our house a few years back, the very FIRST thing we bought was an “American” BBQ. Many people in France still have BBQs that you make with charcoal. I prefer the convenience of a gas grill.


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Unfortunately, my knee was off and was really painful in the evening. Probably a combination of the run plus mowing… going to take it easy for a few days.

Grilling, lawn mowing, early runs…. all summer activities ! Yeah!


How was your weekend ? Do you like to BBQ ?

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Comments: 2

  1. Britt@MyOwnBalance May 20, 2014 at 12:07 am Reply

    Oh yay for grilling! I can’t wait to do some grilling next weekend. I’m going to be researching recipes all week long!

    • Karen - French Inspiration May 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm Reply

      Let me know if you come across a great recipe. I am always ready to try anything !

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