Hello September and happy Labor Day to my friends, family and fellow bloggers in the US. I am linking up with Deborah, Coco and Lynda for this month’s virtual coffee date. So grab a chair and let’s catch up !
If we were having coffee, I am sure we would chat about vacation, kids and running !
We had our big 3 week vacation in August (living in France definitely has its perks). We were in the South Western part of France, near Bordeaux, Arcachon and in the Basque region. We had a fabulous 3 weeks, and fully enjoyed each other and our family. Both my husband’s family…..
… and my brother and his family. We also caught up over coffee !
I highly recommend that part of France for vacation. So much to see and do.
If we were having coffee, I am sure back to school would be on the agenda. My kids are now a freshman and a junior. In their junior year they need to pick a certain track (math/science, literature, economy…) and my daughter has chosen literature / languages. While she has always liked school I have never seen her so excited. She LOVED everything about this past week. Aie ! They are growing up way too fast…
I love seeing them both blossom into confident, happy, interesting and kind young adults. I sent the eldest one to the states to work for 6 weeks in June / July (it is next to impossible for young people to find summer jobs here) and it transformed her. She worked at Paul’s marina, making sandwiches, scooping ice cream, driving the boat and serving lobster. She came back all grown up ! A big thanks to my parents and my friend Helene for having her and carting her around. It was a lot of work for them, but such a great experience for her.
I am sure over coffee we would talk about running. Only one more month until Paris marathon training begins. I ran a lot this summer ! 130 km in August. I have also decided to go back to yoga. I had stopped going a few years ago and favored the pool, but I think it will be very complimentary to my training, even if I will miss my water aerobics class and the fun group of ladies. I think I am going to try to do my long runs on Saturday, so I can go to the pool on Sunday for some recovery laps.
It was a great summer, but I am also happy that fall is coming and the routine it brings. The only thing I am not looking forward to is the shorter days.
If we were having coffee, what would you want to talk about ?