Happy Monday to you ! Did you have a good week ?
The highlight of my week was seeing one of my BFFs from college. We had both moved to France when we graduated and both married Europeans. Our kids are the same ages and we both have a love for anything international. Her husband is Spanish and they eventually moved away from France. I had not seen her for 6 years. They have since moved back to the US, and happen to live near my company’s office. So I just had to see her. While we only had 2 hours, it felt like we were back in college. One of those friendships that you just pick up where you left off.
Something else happened this week, and I am SO DISAPPOINTED, but only have myself to blame.
I have been looking forward to my fall race schedule for months. One of the races I signed up for was the Paris – Versailles, a 16km course between the two cities. It is one of the iconic races here and I have never done it.
So back in May I sign up, luckily because it sold out in June.
I have been talking about it for the past 3 weeks with all my runner friends & colleagues. I was getting really excited.
As it is next weekend, I went on the website Saturday night to start anticipating logistics. I decided to check my registration and got this message (sorry its in French !) :
What !!??## there is no one with that name registered. So I go through my email (luckily I don’t clean out my email box too often) and find a note from the race organizers. It is an order form that I need to print off and send in with my check and doctor’s certificate.
Did I FORGET to send in the information ?
Seriously ? Me ? The type A personality who doesn’t let the minutest detail slip, who anticipates everything months in advance, who is obsessive about paying bills on time, never having an empty fridge, and planning doctors appointments . How could I have FORGOTTEN to send in my race registration ?
So I immediately sent an email. And immediately got one back. Had my check been cashed ? Uh ooh. I am getting a bad feeling that I screwed up. So I check. Indeed, I can not find any trace of writing a check, so how can they find a trace of a cashed check ?
They were really great though, very reactive and are trying to find someone who has backed out, so that I can buy their bib ! Fingers crossed.
I actually signed up for three races on Tuesday of this week, so I went back and double checked my registration !
Otherwise, despite traveling this past week for work I got in lots of running / exercise :
- Sunday : La Parisienne 6,7 km race. Beat last year’s time by 1′ 20 ” !
- Monday : 2 miles on the treadmill & some minor weights (smallest hotel gym I have ever been to)
- Tuesday : 8 km on the treadmill
- Wednesday : travel
- Thursday : 8 km on the treadmill, with hills (to prepare for Paris Versailles – hilly race – which I will am unsure about now)
- Friday : travel
- Saturday : gorgeous weather, 13km long run