Tagged with half-marathon

Run in Marseille Half Marathon 2014

Run in Marseille Half Marathon 2014

It’s about a week after I ran the Marseille Half Marathon  ! Remember last year ? It was awful, I undertrained, the race was not well organized, it rained the whole time, I had stomach issues the rest of the day (and subsequently stayed in bed / near the restroom all day), couldn’t walk for like a … Continue reading

Back into the swing of things

Back into the swing of things

I have been training now for my next half-marathon goal for about a month and man, is it tough. I will run the Marseille Half marathon here in two weeks (Sept. 14, 2014) and then my actual goal Half Marathon (<2hours) is on November 1st in Indianapolis, Indiana (Indianapolis Monumental Half).  Just as I did … Continue reading

I am a MARATHONER!

I am a MARATHONER!

As you can probably infer from the title, I have officially joined the Marathoner club! Can you believe it?!? Be prepared for a long post, the history leading to the race and my First Marathon experience. Let’s start with some numbers: 5 months of training, 62 actual training runs, I did training runs in 5 … Continue reading

Marseille Marathon (and semi-marathon) 2013

Marseille Marathon (and semi-marathon) 2013

I come to you, my friends, alive, two days post running the Marseille Semi-Marathon (13.1 miles). There’s the good news, I am alive. Bad news, it rained during the entire race. Not a drizzle, full out rain. There were puddle obstacles all over, streams falling from overpasses, slippery sidewalks. Overall, the race was a bit … Continue reading

100 days living in France…

100 days living in France…

I can’t believe how quickly the time is passing! Technically, as of today, I have been in France for 103 days. A lot has happened, yet it feels like yesterday that I arrived. When I arrived I wore my headphones everywhere. I wanted to be left alone, I was scared to talk to people, to … Continue reading

Good things…

Good things…

So, some good things recently: I have started running again with the wonderful motivation and guilt tripping from a friend I met at the Alliance Française who is training for the Marseille Half-Marathon. This will be her first half marathon and I know she’s excited. She asked if I would like to run on Wednesday … Continue reading