running in Annecy – Take II

Last year after I crashed my mountain bike down the side of a mountain while out in the middle of nowhere by myself and hurt my shoulder pretty bad – I took up running to keep me from getting too sedentary.

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I decided that I needed some goal to aim at – or I knew I couldn’t possibly keep up this incredibly boring activity of just placing one foot in front of the other repeatedly along the side of the road, so I signed up for and ran a half-marathon in Annecy, a city nestled against an alpine lake about one hour north of us.

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I guess a few things happened over the past year – the most shocking to me is the fact that I actually enjoy running, and do it a fair bit.

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This year Jonah, Matea AND Micah were all old enough to run – so all three of them did – and they loved it.  They got t-shirts, and medals, and a race number to keep – so that was lots of fun.

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I was really hoping to improve my race time, however I was actually feeling pretty rough the day I ran – so ended up finishing the 21km in 2hrs and 31 seconds.

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There were lots of other things to do – especially for the kids, games and activities, Matea did a round of athletics where she did shot put, javelin, tripple jump, hurdles etc.

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So despite the fact that once again  the weather was rather dismal, rainy and wet – it was a pretty fun day overall.

 

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