{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} 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

The picturesque Antigua, Guatemala

The former 16th century Spanish capital has a peaceful feeling to it. The vivid colours of the well preserved baroque architecture, the luxurious patio gardens, the dwarfing surrounding of volcanoes and the creative vibe made me want to stay a little longer! Continue Reading

Walking on the moon, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

For the May-day bank holiday weekend, we went surfing in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, my favourite off-season sun fix from London. From the road, the dormant volcanoes looked dark, barren, and quite uniform. But this time we took our trekking boots, stepped into the picture, and were rewarded by these eerie and magical views…

Our local guide, Marcello from Canary Trekking, took us for a 3 hours light trek of roughly 7km, and were rewarded by these breath-taking views…

I have published several articles about Lanzarote before (here and there) so I will leave it to a photo diary. It all feels quite eerie and magical… but as they say, a picture speaks better than a thousand words. Continue Reading

Running and waltz’ing in Vienna

Vienna did not disappoint last weekend: the sun was high up, we discovered an astonishingly pretty (and underrated!) historical capital of Europe, ate some delish’ chocolate cake at the Sacher hotel, then burnt some of that climbing up the 343 steps of the stunning Stephen’s Cathedral, and even waltz’ed in the Rauthaus City hall! Mission accomplished for a first taste of Vienna, and I’ll definitely be back. Continue Reading

“The longest marathon in the world”, wait, the what?!

Well ok marathon distance is 42.195km or 26.2miles, BUT this particular one will probably feel like the longest in the world as is goes through 59 of the world’s most famous Chateaux and private vineyards around Bordeaux, Continue Reading