If we were having coffee, we would definitely talk about running. If you regularly read my blog, its all I have been talking about for the past 2 weeks. I finished my first Half Marathon the beginning of the month. I was really happy with my performance, 2 hours 17 minutes. It was my first official half marathon and didn’t want to push it too much. It went very well and I have been on a runner’s high ever since.
April 12th was the Paris Marathon. I went to the Paris Running Expo on Saturday morning and watched a good part of the race on Sunday. KM 18 of the race is 5 minutes from where I live so I always go cheer on the runners. I even met Stephanie from Food and Fitness 4 Real who was running her first marathon. She looked so happy and excited ! (photo source : Stephanie)
So the big news is that … I decided to sign up for my first marathon.
This is really big for me as I thought I would NEVER do a marathon, worried about the toll it would take on my joints, knees, etc. I am actually really.really.excited. If all goes well, next year I will be running past km 18 rather than spectating from it.
Over coffee, I would probably talk a a lot about this marathon goal. As I am an obsessive planner and
need like to anticipate everything, I have started thinking ahead. Lots to do over the next 12 months ! I think I am going to train with the Run / Walk / Run method by Jeff Galloway. Everything he says resonates with me.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I had a FUN month with guests. We had a Spanish exchange student for a week then my BFF from high school and her family were here for a week. We did some fun things in Paris…. things you rarely do when you live somewhere.
Over coffee, we would chat about teenagers. Spanish, French, American, they are all the same. Mine have been on vacation the past two weeks and we’ve spent quite a bit of time together. Such a great age.
If we were having coffee I would ask you what you have planned for the long weekends in May. Between national holidays and days I am taking off, I am not working a full work week for 5 weeks strait. Keeping fingers crossed that the weather is nice. With my husband are planning on going away one weekend. Love my teenagers, but love time alone with my hubby :
Over coffee we might chat about summer vacation (yes, in France we have a lot of bank holidays and vacation). Any major plans ? Where are you going ? It took us forever to decide where to do, but finally decided on a town near Arcachon in France. It is an area we know well, and like very much.
If we were having coffee I would ask you if you have read Girl on a Train. Everyone was raving about it (careful, spoiler alert) and I didn’t like it at all. I found it slow, very drawn out and the characters had no depth. And I am usually not very critical when it comes to books. Thumbs down.
How was your month ?