Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vacation Recovery

We just got back from Paris & Rome.  An absolutely fabulous & exhausting trip! I packed with good intentions & running gear thinking what spectacular settings for running. Yeah, not so much....big cities suck for running & running 1 block at a time just wasn't going to happen for me.  Plus, oh yeah, we walked our asses off every day!  I don't think my feet have ever hurt from a run as much as they did at the end of each day! Even broke out the Mizuno's for a day in Rome & feet still aching at the end of the day! I mapped just the first day & we walked over 10 miles not counting the stairs up the Arc de Triomphe, walking down the Eiffel Tower & traipsing through the miles of The Louve...all after getting off an overnight flight with the boys (DH went over early for business).  Worth it though! We saw dear friends (& their sweet new baby) in Paris & met up with Thing 3 (Thing 1's best friend & family) in Rome, all adding up to a fabulous store of memories.  Here are a few photos:


Me, Thing 1 & Thing 2

That's a LOT of stairs...just one of many we tackled!

Springtime in Paris :)

On the upside, Thing 1 did say upon noting several runners in Paris...."Hey, these Parisian runners are really slow. I think you could actually take them, Mum!"  .... said with the serious shock & awe that only a 14 year old can muster! LOL!  So, hey, I think I'm going to have to look for a Paris marathon to run ;-D

Got out for a slow, easy 5 miles yesterday.  Felt slow, but not bad.  Going to try for a little further today, now that I have cleared Mount Laundry & restocked the fridge.

Happy Running!

1 comment:

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I'm SO jealous of your trip! That's all on my bucket list!!