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Friday
Apr262013

#BostonStrongParis


On Monday, about 100 runners participated in #BostonStrongarParis, part of a worldwide event to show our solidarity a week after the Boston Marathon bombings. There were Americans living in Paris, French people who have run the Boston Marathon, visitors from Boston who heard about the event, a French charity group Jogg.in that works with runners, serious runners, casual runners, and even non-runners who joined in the casual 5k along the Seine from Bastille to the Tuileries Gardens to show their support. 

When Bryan found out about the international event, he emailed me to ask if I thought anyone would show up, especially on a Monday. We both figured we'd get a dozen if we were lucky, and he planned a route that wouldn't interefere too much with pedestrians or cross too many intersections. When dozens, then over 100 people RSVP'd, we were all surprized and thrilled. 

As people arrived on Monday evening, meeting each other and swapping stories, Bryan handed out blue and yellow ribbons to pin to our shirts or tie to our running shoes. Some people made their own signs. I wore my cowboy hat with the American flag (which was part of my cowgirl costume for my first marathon). We were a little nervous the cops would shut us down for not having a permit to assemble such a large group, but we had no problems in the end. 

The weather gods were smiling on us (for once!) and we had a lovely run along the Seine, with a lot of cheering and even a few runners who joined in along the way. We had a photo stop at the Pont des Arts, then gathered by the Orangerie in the Tuileries for a moment of silence. After more group photos, we all got to enjoy fresh juice donated kindly by Bob's Juice Bar

It was such a great event, and brought together a wonderful group of people, old friends and new. Lindsey Kent came along to photograph the event (all of these pics are hers), but many, many more pics are on the FB event page, and Pavement Runner will soon have a compilation of all the #BostonStrong runs on his website. You can also watch the Jogg.in video below with me in my silly hat:

#BostonStrongParis - Run for Boston's Tragedy par flomotionprod

Thursday
Feb142013

Come Run with Heather & Bryan

LAST UPDATED: March 2016


Heather runs around the Jardin des Plantes, Parc de Bercy, Bibliothèque Mitterrand, Parc Montsouris and Luxembourg Gardens. She also runs with Jogg.In 

Bryan runs around the Canal St-Martin, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and Parc de la Villette.

We like to have company when we run (and we also do running tours), so if you're a regular runner in our 'hood let us know!

Otherwise, join us in these races as participants (everyone who finishes gets a shiny medal) or cheerleaders (the post-race party crew)!

Heather's 2016 Race Schedule

March 6: Paris Half-Marathon to raise €1000 for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), please consider a donation to the cause! 

September 25: Disneyland Paris Half-Marathon Woo hoo! 

 

Heather's 2015 Race Schedule

March 8: Semi-de-Paris (aborted, still injured!)

September 13: Vertigo Maison de la Radio (vertical race up 22 flights of stairs for PL4Y International Children's Charity).

August 2: Rock & Roll Dublin Half Marathon with Amy

 

Heather's 2014 Races

February 2 Les Foulées de Vaux-le-Vicomte (out because of a foot injury, boo!)

March 2 Semi-Marathon de Paris

March 13: NYC Half Marathon (I borrowed someone else's bibb, PB!)

March 29-30 Eco-Trail de Paris

April 6 Marathon de Paris (just Bryan, Heather's cheering)

April 13 The Color Run

June: 10km L'Equipe de Paris 

August 23-24 Triathlon de Chantilly (Heather's volunteering, not participating)

September 13 Marathon du Médoc (PB!)

 

Heather & Bryan's 2013 Races

March 17 Eco-Trail 18km Twin Santé Run (Heather & Bryan)

April 7 Marathon de Paris (Bryan, with Heather leading the Cheer Squad)

April 14 Rock & Roll Edinburgh Half-Marathon (Heather goes solo!)

June 9 La Course du Château de Vincennes 10k (Heather & Bryan)

June 30 La Course Royale de Versailles 15k (Heather & Bryan & Jane from La Cuisine)

September 7 Marathon du Médoc Bordeaux (Heather, Bryan, Meg from Paris by Mouth, & Amy)

October 5 Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half Marathon (Heather & Leslie)

October 27 Semi-Marathon du Bois de Vincennes (Heather & Bryan)