Entries in training (2)

Friday
Mar082013

Heather's Running Inspiration

I was not a runner before February 2012. Yes, I had been a regular Hasher from 2002 through 2005, but you don't need to be a runner to be a Hasher, just a little crazy (and thirsty).

So I took my inspiration to start (and continue) running from other "non-athletes" like myself. Because there's nothing to get you off the sofa like the thought "Well if they can do it, why can't I?"

Eddie Izzard "Eddie Iz Running": He was already my favorite comedian, but when he ran 43 marathons in 51 days across the UK to raise money for Sport Relief -- after only training for 5 weeks! -- he became one of my favorite role models. Go Eddie!

Richard Branson "Work Out": I was reading this post on Scott Dinsmore's site Live Your Legend about Richard's secret to starting over 400 companies and discovering the ultimate source of confidence & productivity. I don't know if I'm any more productive than before (running, stretching and mixing up protein smoothies are great excuses to procrastinate), but this is certainly one of the reasons I decided to get off my butt and do something.

Ethan Newberry "Ginger Runner": I love Ethan's motto: "Train hard, race harder, party hardest." Or, for the t-shirt: Train. Race. Beer. Ethan's actually a professional actor/comedian, too. Funny (and irreverent) people are always the most inspirational for me, because if running isn't fun, what's the point? And his reviews of running shoes and equipment are hilarious.

Matt "Angry Jogger": If you can't stand the "holier than thou" vibe you get from most running blogs, you'll love Matt, a runner in Belfast, Ireland. He eats junk food, drinks like a fish, and yet still runs because he likes it. If you think you're too fat to start running, read Matt's blog. If you think you have to eat rabbit food to enjoy running, read Matt's blog. If you just want a good laugh and don't give a shite about running, read Matt's blog.

Matt Frazier "No Meat Athlete": I'm not vegan, or even vegetarian, but I used Matt's Marathon Roadmap to get me through my first marathon (and totally disregarded his advice about not walking around in a theme park the three days leading up to the marathon for my second one, d'oh!). There are tons of great articles for beginners. And it never hurts to add a bit of green to the diet. ;-)

Finally, all of my fabulous friends who have been running for years (Vee, Steph, Jeff, Bryan), and the ones who have just started (Leslie, Jane, Michelle, Olive)...it's always great to compare running boo boos, egg each other on to run in some crazy race, and swap post-run smoothie recipes. Rock on!

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)