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omg i've got 4 races planned for this year (with pics)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

3 of them decided in the last 2 weeks.

may 13 : 10 k Courir pour Handicap International, bois de boulogne

july 1 : 8 or 15 k (to be decided shortly) in the garden of the chateau at Versailles ! with a picnic afterwards. and my family's even going to come to this one. and we contribute to planting trees and restoring statues. and get goodies from clinique.


september 9 : 6 k La Parisienne, all women, a circle around the Eiffel Tower on both banks of the Seine. this was my first race, last year. i expect to be beat my time by at least 10 minutes ... hopefully more. and we hope to have a Spark team running this!

october 7 : the royal parks half marathon in London, running for Oxfam (and halfway to goal! when i get closer, i think i'll raise it).

last year at this time, i had just signed up for la parisienne and had just started C25K. and did not expect to like it ... but planned to give running a fair chance (since after all my sister loves it so much).

i think i'm hooked. certainly for running. now i'm going to give racing a chance (though i know i will always be a back-of-packer -- that's ok).

oh, and the half I want to do next year, if i ever get down to close to 2.5 h:


PS I should have said that i did the first la parisienne and am doing 3 of the subsequent races with Lizalot and without her I would never have signed up for any of them ... or probably even have finished C25K. Accountability partners who do it too are really helpful!!!
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    Fantastic!! And thanks for the compliment. I'm now tailing after you, but will get there. Have decided I prefer running in woods and cross country than on roads, as had a lovely run yesterday (among the bluebells, as I said). The Firenze one looks gorgeous. And Florence is one of my favourite cities...
    2533 days ago
    Looks like some great races you have lined up!!
    2534 days ago
    These races are in such beautiful places. Magnificent! You are doing so well. Thanks for sharing.

    2534 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I am not going to lie - I have a bit of race envy, for sure. I came to visit, to thank you for your comments on my "miles to go" blog. I am looking forward to reading about your race experiences. Don't be so sure about the back of the pack - you may be closer to the middle than you think. In any event, you just run your own race - you will be fine and you will learn about yourself, and pick up a few life lessons (and hopefully, no blisters - wear good socks! emoticon ). Run on, runner!
    2534 days ago
    Wow-how fantastic! You make me want to sign up for one and I think I will in the future for sure! I see the charity walks all the time-no jogging or running for me with bad knees! Really admire your drive and ambition and your joy of running! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2534 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/14/2012 10:50:04 PM
    What a fantastic schedule!! Those races sound so exciting!! I know you will excel in each of them. You are a real inspiration for challenging yourself in this way and doing so well.

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    2534 days ago
    Beyond awesome!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous! I want to know what it feels like to do something you never did in your life and never expected to do... You must tell us!
    2534 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Wow, that's great! And to be doing that with Sparkfriends as well, that's so exciting :-) All your races sound great, I hope you'll give us updates :-) emoticon emoticon
    2534 days ago
  • CELLO23
    Impressive! Great to have an accountability partner, and what inspiring places to run in! emoticon emoticon
    2534 days ago
    Brilliant! I'm so impressed with your progress and your desire to run and race! What an inspiration you are! Well done!
    2534 days ago
    Whoa! Those look like some wonderful races to be in. Your day at Versailles seems like it will be especially enjoyable! The progress that you've made and the love that you've developed for running are very inspiring. I hope you'll keep telling us all about it!
    2534 days ago
    Fantastic Striver!!!, You are an inspiration!
    2535 days ago
    What incredible places to run! Cannot wait to join you!
    Of course I'll have to do a LOT of training before I can do a run that long. But yesterday I did find another bit of stamina - I'm still working toward a consistently running 5K if that makes any sense...
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    2535 days ago
    emoticon I am so impressed! Wow!!! All these races look wonderful. And it is great to read there should be a Spark team in La Parisienne. Maybe one day I'll be able to run again and I'll do it too!
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    Comment edited on: 4/14/2012 7:43:57 AM
    have to see my doctor soon, if he gives me the thumbs up I'll be able to sign up for le parisienne!

    2535 days ago
    Wow!!!! Those are great races!!!!
    2535 days ago
    that is a fantastic schedule! and the places - versailles, the eiffel tower, london parks! wow! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2535 days ago
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