Polar Kiss

Polar Kiss

It’s cold in Lyon this morning. Officially, the temperature is 1°C or about 34°F but, with the wind blowing at 20km/hr and gusting to twice that – what the French call the bise, something like ‘the kiss’ – it feels about -5°C or about...
Pushed by Ploeckelman

Pushed by Ploeckelman

I didn’t sleep well or anywhere near enough last night so getting started this morning was a little tough. I knew I was going to be tired later but, at 5:00am, I reminded myself that I always feel better after a run than before, so it was time to get myself out...
Oldest Street in Lyon

Oldest Street in Lyon

When you live in a city that is nearly 2000 years old there are a lot of old things about the place. There are old statues, old churches, some ruins from Roman times, the odd aqueduct and amphitheater, and there are some old streets, too. This morning I managed to run...
Hills on Tired Legs

Hills on Tired Legs

So let’s recount the last 60 hours of sport… Friday night I put in a 10K on the treadmill before heading home, then backed it up with a 20K on Saturday. I put in another 30K on Sunday morning, then jumped on a bike and a rowing machine on Sunday afternoon...
Happy Birthday, Jamie

Happy Birthday, Jamie

It’s one of the biggest and best days of the year: Jamie’s birthday! Today my little boy is a little bit bigger and turns 8 years old. Every day he makes me laugh, makes me think, and makes me so proud. He is so smart, so witty, loves to sing and dance,...