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Paris Wrap-Up

3 Oct

First of all, if you’re just joining me, WELCOME!!! And go call your friends, I bet they’ll enjoy it here too!!

Wrapping up my Paris marathon trip – but first, if you want to catch up (or refresh your memory!!)  here are the links to all my Paris posts!!

The Official Start of my Trip

Some Filler…. 🙂

Flying to Paris! 

Marathon Expo!

Saturday in Paris

Le Marathon de Paris

Time to Shop!! 

It’s Always a good day for Champagne

Another day of shopping 🙂 

Cooking School!!!

So, our trip ended with the usual trip to the airport, lines through Passport control, security and of course some Duty Free shopping. And the lounge. And I had on some fancy footwear!

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That’s right…this really happened!

My trip ended like it started 🙂 In the Star Alliance lounge. There were yummy snacks and beverages but mostly there was some sad…..

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A few random thoughts:

I had a really nice time, and sometimes it pays to splurge and stay in an awesome hotel that you might have otherwise overlooked.

This was the first time that Eydie and I had ever been on a trip together (not counting Girl Scout camp!) and we should do it more often!

E is not a runner but did the 5K with me and did AWESOME! And one thing we talked about, that is really so true: When the bombing at the Boston Marathon happened, Eydie said she was kind of surprised by the response, mainly from the running community. How everyone seemed to be affected, like they’d been there or had friends/family there. After hanging at the expo and doing the 5K she simply said “Now I get it”. Runners are family. A tribe. No matter where we are.

I can’t wait to go back to Paris, to France. And take more cooking classes and learn more about wines. And, yeah, to eat more of those…..

And, yeah, I definitely need to head back and do that marathon thing the right way — there is definitely a PR waiting for me in France!!

And now, some shots that I maybe didn’t share with you earlier…

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One of many views of the tower

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The Cathedral at Reims

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One of many failed “jump shot” attempts!

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We climbed up these stairs in one of the champagne houses, up from the cellar

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Didn’t actually make it to the Louvre but…

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French onion soup…in France.. 🙂

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Tasty short ribs

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Marathon spectators…and entertainment!

This was a really great trip, and I can’t believe it took me six months to finally finish the story!!! But there you have it – thanks for coming along with me!

 

Weekly Wrap Up

28 Feb

 

First of all — Happy Weekend!!!  Those of you who are hating on the winter right now, cheer up, it’s almost Spring!!

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And now…on to the business at hand – my week of working out…or was it?

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This kitty shows how I feel about my exercise this week. I got a whole lot of nothing done…and I’m pretty disappointed with me.

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Though, on the good side of the scale, I am still sticking with the 10-Day Cleanse. With a cheat cup of coffee the other day. I’m loving the recipes and trying foods I wouldn’t otherwise eat. Or at least in combinations I wouldn’t normally try!! Haven’t been on the scale since last Sunday, but the point of this isn’t to lose weight (though that would be an awesome bonus, right?!) but I do feel better.  I’m not necessarily sleeping any better but that could be attributed to the not working out thing. Surprisingly, I do actually have more energy – I just haven’t been putting it to good use!!

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But, tomorrow starts a new month. And a new week. And a chance to do better — Mileage goals set. Workouts scheduled in my calendar. And some internal motivation to just get it done!!!

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I hope everyone had a great week and you’re able to get out and enjoy the weekend!!

Sunday Means Weekly Wrap Up!!

2 Nov

And, yeah, I’ve missed a few of these!! Let’s just call this the October wrap-up.

And I can get it covered pretty quick — October would be more appropriately named Slacktober…

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Pretty much how I spent October…

I mean, sure, there were a couple of half marathons and the fantastically awesome Marine Corps Marathon but…all that in between, training stuff that is so important…a lot of that didn’t get done.

A LOT.

New leaf being turned over this week.

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But in the interest of full disclosure – I did a 4 miler (which was on the plan) and a 7.5 miler.

Yeah.

That 7.5’er was supposed to be a 10. But. I had to pee. REALLY. REALLY bad. Starting at about mile 4. So I immediately started figuring out where to cut my route to get home faster…

So, with runDisney Wine and Dine on the horizon there’s a busy week ahead. And let’s get back to that accountability thing I love so much.

Hal Higdon’s Plan for the week is:
Tuesday: 4 Miles
Wednesday:  7 Miles
Thursday: Rest (What??!! Rest?!)
Friday: 2 Miles (which I will try to fit in before I head to the airport or before I head to the parks once I get there!)
Saturday:  7 Miles
Sunday: 17 Miles
Now, figuring out the mileage for the weekend on top of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon shouldn’t be so hard…but I bet I make it really difficult!! 😉

I hope that everyone had a great race weekend – especially those who did the New York City Marathon! And if you didn’t race, I hope you had a great weekend doing whatever you did!

And, remember, next week starts tomorrow!!

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Lucky 13?

29 Sep

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There was a half marathon this week.  It was not pretty. I mean, the course was gorgeous, my results, not so much.

So let’s get to the training wrap-up:

The Higdon plan was:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 5 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 4 miles
Sunday – 14 miles

What Anne managed to do is:
Tuesday – 3.5 miles ( had to circle my cul de sac a few times to even things up!)
Wednesday – 5.08 miles – I decided to take the time in the middle of the day to get it in since I also had to get the lawn mowed and my hair cut Wednesday night!
Thursday – walked about 2.5. Not really counting this as “done” since…well, it wasn’t 3 and I walked 🙂 But I got out there!! In the rain.
Saturday – Hogsback Half Marathon. Map My Run says I did 15.7 miles but…it was probably closer  to 13.1 😉
Sunday – decided to baby my foot (see yesterday’s recap) and did not do my 4 miles. I’m not beating myself up over that. Too much. 🙂

Now, on to this coming week! It’s a biggie since I’m heading down to Orlando to cheer on my friends in runDisney Tower of Terror 10 Miler!  That’s right, a trip to Disney and I’m *NOT* running!! Well…I’ll run…but no bling for me!! 😉

The Higdon plan for the week is:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 6 miles (oh no! we’re stepping things up!!)
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 8 miles

The mileage is just going to keep going up until December or so…

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This week I will also stop by Middletown Bikram to sign up for a year or two – and start back up when I’m back in town!!  Can’t wait!!

Is there a workout that you really look forward to? Bikram is that workout for me!!

Wrappin’ Up 11!

14 Sep

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Or, is it 1?!?!

Started a new plan this week – so week 11 of #Dopey15 training and week 1 of Higdon training

This week’s Higdon plan was:

Tuesday – 3 mile run
Wednesday – 5.5 mile run
Thursday – 3 mile run
Saturday – 3 mile run
Sunday – 13 mile run

And. I kind of rocked it!!  Here’s what happened —

Tuesday – 3.02 baby!!
Wednesday – I don’t know why I thought it was 5.5…it was 5. But who did 5.5 — yeah..This Girl!
Thursday – 3 Miles! (yeah…3 in a row!! probably a record of some kind for me!!)
Saturday – Woke up feeling kind of punky with a little digestive distress and by the time I was feeling better it was raining. So did not get this 3 in…Maybe I’ll feel some motivation tomorrow and throw it in there!
Sunday – 13.29. And, made pretty decent time even though there were a couple miles that I walked completely – since they were ALL. UP. HILL. And, I had mapmyrun create the route this weekend but I got lost at one point…BUT, it is an absolutely gorgeous day here in New England today so it wasn’t bad at all!!

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I feel pretty good about my week, even with missing yesterday’s 3 miles. I’m thinking that it was easier for me to do the 3 in a row, than taking that all important rest day on Friday…but the rest days are key too, right?!

Coming up this week, I have a 1 run weekend – with the second day set aside for Cross-Training. This is where I sometimes run into problems 🙂 This is also where I plan to go back to Bikram – it’s strength, stretching and a bit of cardio all in one!

I hope everyone is ready for another great week…the last week of summer!

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