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Lausanne 20k not exactly
Sunday, April 27, 2014      9 comments

the Lausanne 20 k was incredibly better organized than the Paris half (well this is Switzerland after all) and we did leave at 6:15 and we had til 7:40 to get to the 11-k mark or be cut off from the top 4 k loop. well it was very hilly and we mi... Read more
spring in paris 2: the promenade plantée/coulée verte
Friday, March 28, 2014      14 comments

just so the rest of you know spring is really coming … it's here in Paris. in fact, i passed bunches of dying daffodils but did not take pictures of them. ... Read more
running in the spring (pictures from Paris where it's spring)
Thursday, March 13, 2014      12 comments

no time to write a lot but putting up these pictures to inspire both you and me. the first two are from the rose garden (but no roses yet) at the Vincennes woods, where i went to pick up the bibs for the half marathon 10 days ago. ... Read more
ST for middle aged man in not great shape
Monday, February 17, 2014      7 comments

DH has finally recognized that maybe a bit more exercise and ST might actually help lower his blood pressure, which is occasionally worrisomely high. his current main exercise is walking to and from work 5 days a week (a little over a mile each ... Read more
last LSR of 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013      10 comments

15 miles along the river, through 2 parks at almost opposite ends of Paris. 43°F (39 with the wind chill factor), relatively nice. (for some reason i do not get, spark does not want to upload the map. to be honest, it's a fair amount like the ... Read more
another sunday long slow run
Sunday, December 01, 2013      10 comments

11 hours of sleep last night (or this run could have been even worse than Thursday's, which was not good but was at least short). Enjoyment: 3/3. first time i ever did t... Read more
sunday long slow run
Sunday, November 17, 2013      12 comments

was the best run in a really a long time. maybe because i slept for 13.5 hours the night before? and a very pretty run, as you can see: along the river, Luxembourg Gard... Read more
the comeback kid ... needs to come back
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      13 comments

things have not been great. september started with 3 weeks of 15-hr work days. when the project was finished, i had only missed one run, had done & 14-mile long slow run (on sept 15) in preparation for my october 20 day-after-my-birthday half in... Read more
this sunday's 12 mile run -- 4 parks and 3 of them different from last week.
Sunday, June 30, 2013      9 comments

the park around Notre Dame, Luxembourg Garden, Tuileries Gardens, and the Botanical Gardens. quite a bit warmer, and the garmin strap definitely needs to be fixed. low heart-rate run, and quite slow (especially with stops to try to fix the strap... Read more
new things for runners and bikers and skaters and children in Paris
Sunday, June 23, 2013      14 comments

yesterday on our way home from the greenmarket (kilo of fresh local sweet peas, kilo of fresh local little fava beans, kilo of asparagus, 4 baby local cauliflower, 3 little boxes of really sweet delicious strawberries (mara des bois, a species ... Read more
running again with pix of roses & Notre Dame
Sunday, June 16, 2013      19 comments

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 N... Read more
forsythia in January: Sunday run serendipity (pics)
Monday, January 14, 2013      16 comments

it was pretty cold (37 and lower with the windchill) and very gray, but about 12 miles into my 16 mile run, i ran across these as i was heading generally toward home from Luxembourg Garden. They brightened my day and will maybe brighten yours. I... Read more
pics of new year's day 2013 run through central Paris
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      26 comments

in 2011 one of my goals for 2012 was to take regular monthly pictures of my run, to watch the seasons pass. but i never had a phone or camera til October, then i had to learn to use the hand-me-down iPhone. and so for today's run, i started figu... Read more
running and other goals for 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012      6 comments

-- these are not resolutions. they are goals, and/or plans. i will keep running on a regular basis and training because it provides structure. it's pretty clear to me that i don't have the time to try training for a marathon … some year may... Read more
15 miles!
Sunday, December 30, 2012      10 comments

new route ... along the left bank all the way to the parc andré citroen (after the car factory that used to be there, i think), around the park, back along the river to th... Read more

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