Global Running Day

Happy Global Running Day to all you runners out there.  I am linking up with Kristin at Jonesin’ for a run, with a peak into my miles !


Why do I run ?

It is a long term investment in my health. It keeps my heart healthy, my stress under control and my weight down. In order to protect my knees, I am a fan of the Galloway run/walk method, especially for long runs. It is about the finish lines, not the finish times.

How do I plan to celebrate national running day ?

Not running. For the first time in ages, I have a pulled calf muscle, so I am taking things a bit easy at the moment. I walked 40 minutes, swam 35 minutes, lifted weights, planked.

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Total miles this year ?

735 km, 456 miles. The most I have ever run in 5 months.

Big event on my calendar so far ?

I completed the Paris Marathon (my first) on April of this year, and the next big race on my calendar is NY on November 6th. In between the 2 races I have some funner races. One in Versailles and one in Central Park, within a week of each other. I just hope my lower leg will be on the mend.



Before I leave for a run, I must have…

Done a dynamic warm up. If I don’t, I will pay for it. My shins tighten up if I have not faithfully done high knees, heels to butt, ankle rotations… I have a routine which lasts 5 to 7 minutes and do it faithfully.

Do I track my miles, and if so, how?

Yes, ! I have just finished my first Believe journal and am getting ready to start my second one. I am not obsessive about tracking, but since I am a bit tad nervous about injury, I use it to make sure I do not up my mileage too fast.

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Favorite running partner ?

No one ! I am a cat runner  through and through.

Cat runner !

Races I have run this year ?

Nice to Monaco Half Marathon in January and Paris Marathon in April.



Once piece of advice about running ?

Listen to your body, especially as you get older !

My relationship with running in one word ?



Did you run for National Running day ?

How would you describe your relationship with running in one word ?


Comments: 12

  1. Pam and Christine June 1, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I love your last piece of advice. You have to listen to your body to stay injury free. At the moment I am taking a little break and honestly it feels good. When I start training for my fall marathon next month, I want to be excited about it!
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    • Karen - Fit in France June 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm Reply

      So many people are going to start training for a fall marathon soon, it is going to be fun to follow everyone.

  2. oh no sorry to hear that your calf is bugging you! At least you are in between training really so take it easy and let it heal. Hope to see you for coffee this Sat.
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    • Karen - Fit in France June 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Looking forward to Saturday, as always !

  3. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home June 2, 2016 at 4:33 am Reply

    Great advice and something I don’t do a really good job of. Which is why my PF has become chronic…

    I love that pic of you from the marathon!
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    • Karen - Fit in France June 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm Reply

      Thanks Wendy.
      It is so hard for me to NOT run. Ugh.

  4. Coco June 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm Reply

    Great advice but so hard to follow when your sanity seems to depend on running! I hope your calf appreciates all the rest you are giving it!
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    • Karen - Fit in France June 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm Reply

      I am so impatient that the second my calf feels better I will want to run. But I know I need to wait ! Not running is killing my sanity !

  5. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy June 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm Reply

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one not running yesterday. All the travel and the race the last month or so just took a lot out of me (and sitting in the rain for the concert didn’t help).

    I have gotten a lot better at listening to my body. Hopefully your calf will be better quickly.
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    • Karen - Fit in France June 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm Reply

      Sometimes we just need a break. I SOOOO want to run, but we have had major rains and major flooding, which makes it easy NOT to run.I have an exam next week and am seeing a sports doctor soon. But I am impatient to start running again.

  6. Tamieka Thomasson June 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm Reply

    uuugh injuries….booo!!! I hope you feel better soon.

    For National Running day, I ran a 5k leg of the United Relay. It was hot and humid but I was glad to be apart of the event.

    My relationship with running in one word….COMPROMISED ;(

    • Karen - Fit in France June 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

      Sending positive vibes your way !!!!!

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