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.