Hi all. 20 miles in Paris today!!! Yep I think that I may have run/walked/schlepped bags on just about every square inch of Paris.
The run was scenic except for the fact that I made a cafe owner a little peeved when I had to stop for a pit stop at 6:00am! Besides that I did the Paris marathon route. I started at Bastille because that is near my apartment. Then past louvre, down Champs -Elysees, through (ok around) arc de
Triomphe, along ports and a park, back around along the seine Eiffel Tower and all! What a run.
Running in paris has been quite the tourist attraction! Every day I run past some major monument and park. That part is very fun. Other than that … Parisians drive like maniacs, streets move and zig-zag and you never can get from point A to point B easily, and cobblestone. So my main fear is the running this week has consisted of lots of stopping at lights, stopping and wondering around aimlessly lost, and trying to avoid being killed by cars and motorcycles. I have logged the miles, but not quite as efficiently as I would like. Hopefully when I get settled I can get in some more direct runs without stops.
More soon. Stay posted.