France Runfessions

It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest about my most recent race-cation in France with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

1. I runfess…

My travel buddy was not feeling well most of the trip and she slept late.  Yes, I was a little relieved. I was able to go for a run most mornings and not feel guilty.

2. I runfess…

I thought I might have an injury and I imagined all the worst case scenarios.  That I would have to DNS my next 2 half marathons. I’d never run again.  Yes, I blew things out of proportion.

My foot was fine…phew!

3. I runfess…

I planned to take it easy the day before my “maybe” injured 20 km race.  We did take a boat ride but I still put in over 12 miles on that foot. Oops.

4. I runfess…

Everything in France tasted better than here. Why is that?  How are they so thin eating butter, jelly, mayonnaise on everything? Eating bread all the time and those desserts?  Don’t get me started. But I enjoyed EVERY calorie.

5. I runfess…

I was so thirsty during my 20km race that I was thinking of stopping in a store and buying a bottle of water.  But I only had a credit card (no euros).

I saw these throughout Paris (water) but not during my race 😦

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26 thoughts on “France Runfessions

  1. I’ve heard that the food there is just amazing! I also wonder how people there can eat such delicious and decadent foods and not gain weight.

    It’s funny how we always tell ourselves that we will “take it easy” the day before a race when traveling, but its so hard not to walk and explore all the sights!

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  2. The French are probably so thin because they walk all those miles on a regular basis! When I was last in France I really did eat all the bread. It is so good!

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  3. I’ve gone down that path of thinking a pain or injury is the worst – we runners can be a dramatic bunch, LOL.

    What a cute “ice cream truck” – dang it, everything in France is just so adorable! I don’t know how they stay so thin either, but when in France, eat all the good food!

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  4. French food is amazing!!! Loved seeing the pics from your trip. I think I need to plan a trip to Paris. We were there briefly last year, but did not get to spend nearly enough time in that beautiful city!

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  5. LOL on being able to get out for a run without feeling guilty. I feel the same way on family vacations — you go ahead and sleep in [please]. Obviously, the French food is more fresh, and probably more satisfying. Plus, they do live more active lifestyles overall. Great look back!


    • There is so much walking involved even you take subways. Yes the portions are smaller and when you eat in a French home, your dessert is often just cheese.


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