The ruins of Pompei, Italy

We wandered for an entire afternoon in the archeological village of Pompei, frozen in time for centuries by the Vesuvius volcano eruption. It is a very open site and a unique opportunity to see a Roman village just as it was. Walking on the streets and thinking of those people who had lived, loved, and run through those exact same streets; were they so different? I found the experience very interactive, we walked through the poet’s house, luxury villa, the Roman bath, open air theatre and even shops…the baking oven seemed like a pizza was going to come out of it any time. Continue Reading →

{she’s gone running again} Marathon du Médoc, running with the wine Gods

The Marathon du Médoc was crazy, exuberant, and a lot of fun. The full 42.2km distance, through of some of the most famous vineyards in the world – Bordeaux’s Médoc – in fancy dresses, with a glass of wine in one hand and brie in the other. What’s not to love? Continue Reading →

{she’s gone running again} Week #3 – stretch it

D-69 before NYC Marathon!! I’m a bit disappointed in my weekly running mileage (only 32k) but with regular deep tissue massage and more systematic stretching, I hope to be able to gradually increase it. Continue Reading →

{she’s gone running again} Week #2: the gossip runs 

D-76!! The real start to the NYC marathon training was this week. Easy pace, running with friends and enjoying it, and still pain free. Let’s carry on this way! Continue Reading →

{she’s gone running again} NYC marathon in 3 months!!

The countdown has started, it’s right 3 months before we run New York City Marathon. Or try to. The official first week of training was more of a French heavy food marathon than a kick start to my planning…Girl need help. Continue Reading →