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running again with pix of roses & Notre Dame

Sunday, June 16, 2013

i'm running again. and it's wonderful. 10-mile slow low-heart-rate run today, along the river, through the Jardin des Plantes and their wonderful fragrant rose garden, back along the river, approaching Notre Dame from the apse, then up to Pont Neuf, back along the highway (closed to traffic on Sunday for runners, bikers, skaters, walkers, etc) and finally home. i didn't mean to take so many pictures of roses, but i did. these aren't all of them. and then a couple of Notre Dame today. 64°F, lovely breeze, blue sky ... grateful.

this sort of explains why i run ... and part of where the endorphins come from.
and a good thing about running slow and not caring about speed is you have time to take pictures! not going to do it very often. but sometimes.

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CELLISTA1 6/22/2013 1:27AM


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CLAIREINPARIS 6/19/2013 5:39PM

    Congratulations for your run! It sounds like it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing all these gorgeous roses with us... I could almost smell them. :)

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SWEDE_SU 6/19/2013 3:25AM

    gorgeous! and 10 miles, too! woohoo, you are back!

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OWL_20 6/18/2013 8:44AM

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like a lovely run!

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SARAWALKS 6/18/2013 8:14AM

    what a perfect day, with so many roses in bloom!
and my favorite approach to Notre Dame
wish I were there! emoticon

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    I do think those sights would make a 10-mile run rather enjoyable! I'm glad you get to experience that. Still, though, great job on getting in the distance!

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CANNIE50 6/17/2013 4:00PM

    So beautiful. Roses just beg to have their picture taken, in my opinion. I am so glad you enjoyed such a splendid run. Love your point about running slowly enabling you to enjoy your surroundings. You are an inspiration!

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SEABREEZE65 6/17/2013 11:51AM

    Absolutely beautiful!

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LIZALOT 6/17/2013 4:30AM

    Gorgeous!! thanks for sharing the photos.
i spent the day indoors, at singing practice, but ended in late afternoon working in d's garden.

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NATPLUMMER 6/16/2013 4:51PM

    Wow....I am very jealous of the beautiful scenery you have during your runs. Sounds like a great run!!

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CODEMAULER 6/16/2013 4:39PM

    With such lovely scenery, even *I* might try running!


Either way, the photos are fabulous. Thank you for sharing these, along with the good news of your continued recovery!

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MADAMES 6/16/2013 4:11PM

    Tres belles, tes photos!! Courir, encore une fois? C'est extraordinaire!


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1BEACHWALKER 6/16/2013 2:49PM

    Such gorgeous flowers-my fave is the orange!! So happy to hear you are back at the running- I know how you love it! If you have a smartphone with a camera you can always take pics to share with us. Call it interval running, with a stop sometimes! Always love to see pics in blogs of where ones like to walk or run or on vacation! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 6/16/2013 2:20PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! So beautiful! I can't blame you for wanting to run there! Lucky!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/16/2013 1:43PM

    I'm homesick!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/16/2013 1:35PM

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Way to go with the run, too!

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DESERTJULZ 6/16/2013 12:47PM

    What a beautiful place to run! The photos are lovely.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/16/2013 12:40PM

    How beautiful! You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful environment. We took our daughter and family to Paris in 2011 - such a great memory.

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LOSE4LIFE47 6/16/2013 12:33PM


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