Monday, 4 February 2008

just a quick update



MIA, slightly. I have been busy though...I spent a week in Prague for work. I loved it. The city is just beautiful. Work was great and I was really in my element and it was nice to give a presentation in english instead of in french. Yahoo for simplicity and easy improvisation in my native language. I jetted up to Paris for the weekend to catch up with a good friend from college that I hadn't seen in a quite awhile. It was great to experience Paris as a tourist again. We went to the Rodin museum and walked all over. The Rodin museum was fantastic, plus it was just a beautiful day in Paris, sunny and crisp.

Other than that I have been keeping a pretty low profile. I have a delightful new (home) office. Thanks to IKEA. It's heavenly to be at a real desk with a comfy office chair. Also, I decided to start training for the Annecy Half-Marathon on April 13th. If anyone wants to join me? Please do! I am excited to set a goal and go after it. So all in all, things are going well. The tourists have arrived in our little village and there is excitement and activities going on all around. I'm off for a little espresso at my favorite cafe. Also, just a side note, I have decided to commit to updating my blog twice weekly. Tuesday and Friday. We'll see how that goes but I think it makes posting easier if I set a schedule. Hope all is well with you!

7 comments:

Jennie said...

I'm what some people may call "lazy" when it comes to running, so I won't be participating in the half-marathon. But I'll most likely be standing there watching if that counts for anything!

Jennifer said...

I totally agree with you about Prague! It's my favorite city in Europe... so far.

Emily said...

I would love to cheer you on for the race but will be busy touring around France with my mom and aunt. Good luck! That's quite an accomplishment.

Leah said...

I loved Prague as well. Good luck with your half-marathon as well as your weekly blog schedule! :)

Liz said...

Prague is so beautiful! My grandmother's family is from there, so it's extra special to visit...

I would love to do the Annecy 1/2 marathon in April. I ran the Geneva 1/2 marathon in 2006. And I could use some motivation to start pushing my standard running routine again.

Karen said...

Jennie,
Your comment made me laugh.I look forward to seeing you cheering!

Jennifer, glad to hear you are in agreement about Prague. It's nice to have high expectations for a place and then to actually have those expectations met when you get there.

Emily,
I'm sure it will be a blast with your mom and aunt. Maybe this summer we can do our tour du lac?

Leah,
We'll see how the schedule goes. So far I'm planning right up to the wire for posting, such as 11:58 is technically still Tuesday. :)

Liz,
Awesome. I would love to have you join me! This is my first 1/2 marathon. Maybe we can meet up to do a few long runs together?

Liz said...

Hi Karen, so sorry for the delayed response. I am definitely in for the 1/2 marathon & meeting up for a few long runs before the event. I've been running 3-4x's/wk for the past 2 months but only 30 min... my 1/2 marathon time from 2006 was just over 2 hours so I need to increase my run times over the next 6 weeks.

Pls email me at redmond.e@gmail.com and let's start planning our runs!! ;) Looking forward to meeting you soon.