Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #62


Thirteen Things about Caylynn's Trip to Paris this weekend
  1. I'll be meeting a bunch of ladies from the women's Runango forum. I can't wait!
  2. I'll be running the Paris 20K race (20 km = 12.4 miles, for your Americans) on Sunday.
  3. The race is just short of a half-marathon (a half-marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1 km).
  4. Hubby is coming with me to Paris, but he's not running the race.
  5. We're staying at the Mercure Tour Eiffel, right next to the Eiffel Tower!
  6. I'm looking forward to seeing the Eiffel Tower.
  7. The race starts and ends right next to the Eiffel Tower, which is why we're staying there.
  8. I'm looking forward to visiting the Louvre.
  9. Hubby and I are flying out Friday morning, and back Sunday evening.
  10. Because of the way the race course is laid out, hubby will be able to see me at various points along the route, take pictures of me, and be there with fresh Gatorade, should I need it.
  11. I've never run a 20km race before, so it's a guaranteed PR (Personal Record)! I have run 3 half-marathons, and one full-marathon previously, however.
  12. I'm looking forward to having the chance to practice my French. I was bilingual, but after starting German language training, my spoken French has gone downhill. I still understand it perfectly, and can read and write French with ease, but my speaking is rather weak.
  13. This is the first race over 10km that I've run without hubby running right along with me, so it will be an interesting challenge!
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40 comments:

Shoshana said...

Have fun and good luck to your race. How awesome is that?!

amy said...

I want to go! I want to go!!!

Tink said...

Have a great time and a wonderful race!
My TT is about ideas to supercharge your life.

Maribeth said...

Good luck with yor race. Remember to take it slow . Time is important, but so is finishing the race.

TC said...

Have a great time and Good Luck! Great TT!

Darla said...

Oh, have a great time, and good luck with the race!

Chaotic Mom said...

WOW! That is so exciting! We went with my hubby to the Army 10 miler in DC last weekend, but Paris sounds SO much more beautiful! ;)

Thanks for visiting my Thursday Thirteen, too!

Silver said...

Whiii, have fun in Paris :D

Jack said...

The Eiffel Tower is nice, be sure to go to the top, the view is great. Also be sure to hang onto your wallet, there are a lot of pickpockets working the area.

aka-mom said...

You make me miss Germanyt and the surrounding countries every time I read your list. We loved the Mecure hotels. If you get a chance sometime you should take a winter trip to town just a bit NW of the CZ border called Oberwiesenthal (sp?) They have a BEAUTIFUL hotel right on the slopes I think it is a Panorama Ring Hotel. This little town is a must see!

Best wishes on your run!

K T Cat said...

You're flying there and back in one weekend? Wow!

Have a great time!

Bubba said...

Great list! Good luck on the race...and I hope you have a moment or two to take in the sights.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy TT!
Bubba

tbirdonawire said...

Good luck! That all sounds so awesome.

Happy Thursday and thanks for visiting!

gail said...

Good luck in your race!
Thanks for stopping by

Karri said...

Have fun, and good luck!!! Wow, and.. and... take me with you!! :)

Loup Dargent said...

When you're in Paris,
don't forget to say "Hi!"
to my mum... :-)

Joking apart, even so my mum lives in Paris, I've never visited the Eiffel Tower. I mean I went to where it is [can't really miss it] but never went inside.

I'll see if I can start the Thursday Thirteen next week. It's just that some of my Doctor Who related posts need to be published by Thursday morning. Mind you, getting them published a day earlier can't hurt. ;-)

Have fun!

Write From Karen said...

Okay, how cool are you?! First, you're going to Paris with your husband and then you're running a marathon! You're my hero!

Seriously, good luck and have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Carmen said...

i love paris, you'll have so much fun. Enjoy the race!

Tug said...

How AWESOME!! Hopefully you'll be able to play tourist as well as doing the race...HAVE FUN.

Happy TT!

Celfyddydau said...

hope you enjoy your trip. Have a great race. Don't get tempted to stop off on the way around :)

Christina said...

How wonderful! I have dreamt of going to Paris since the sixth grade. Enjoy your trip and good luck with the race!!!

Ma said...

Lucky you! I would love to go there with my daughter who took french in school. Wanna see pictures later. :)

I'm up.

Cheysuli said...

Enjoy Paris! The woman is jealous!

The Schooligan said...

Paris is lovely. Good luck with the race!

Crayonsetc said...

Oh wow... have a wonderful time and good luck in your race!!

Happy TT!!

KarenW said...

I hope you have a great time. Cant' wait to hear how it goes! My TT is up.

Barbara H. said...

I'm not a runner, but it sounds like fun!

Michelle said...

that is too wild! Have fun!

renae said...

Wow!! How exciting!!

scribbit said...

I'm jealous. Always wanted to go to Paris, it's so exotic. People say that about Alaska (where I'm at) but I guess where you live is never the place you find most exotic.

betsy said...

so jealous, so jealous, so jealous!

HAVE FUN!

happy thursday! :-)

Julie said...

Have a GREAT time in Paris and good luck in your race!!!

Christine said...

Good luck on your race. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Lynn said...

good luck in the race.
Have a great time in Paris!

angeleque said...

enjoy paris.

I had so much fun when I was there a few years back.

Brony said...

You forgot to mention that you are bringing all of your blogging friends with you.

huberama said...

Best of luck with your run. I was just in Paris in June... it's such an exciting city.

Ginger said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! Have fun!

kailani said...

You're going to Paris? I'm so jealous! Have a great time!

Boo Radley said...

good luck in the race :-)