Knowing I won’t go running if I’m not forced to, after I moved here, I signed Rio and I up for a race called Paris Versailles La Grand Classique. It’s about a 10 mile (16 km) run from… you guessed it, Paris to Versailles.
We ran it yesterday and it was so great! We got to see different parts of the city and were so pumped by the crowd… there’s no better adrenaline rush than being surrounded by fellow runners, friends/family cheering you along on the sidelines and pop-up bands pushing you along the way.
Considering I’ve never done anything like this before, unless you count the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge that’s a mere 5k, it was an incredible experience to do it for the first time, and in Paris no less! It’s definitely something I can see us doing again next year, and maybe will even consider signing up for a half marathon in Paris in February. On va voir.
Oh, and my time? A slow (but steady!) 1:51 minutes. I was busy enjoying the view, after all…
Pre-race. Getting pumped up!
Nous l’avons fait!