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Review: Escape Winter

After the Found on 49 documentary I watched yesterday, I flipped on another one that had been in my queue this evening after returning from work. It's hot in Lyon at the moment - stinking, sweating, blistering hot - so settling in to watch something that has the word...

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Review: Found on 49

It's Western States 100 weekend - and Sri Chinmoy 50K weekend for me - and there is a bunch of ultrarunning media being released around the race, and around the racers. The superstar of this years Western States is, without a doubt, Jim Walmsley. The phenom from...

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Atomic Chess

Getting Jamie into bed each night means sticking to a routine and I have my routine down pat now. We eat dinner together, then he brushes his teeth while I do the dishes, then it's time for a game, reading a book, and then bed. Sometimes we throw in a call to his Mum,...

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City A.M.: Thoughts on Macron

I had a couple of thoughts on Emmanuel Macron's chances of reforming France in London's City A.M. this morning: Emmanuel Macron won the race for the Elysee and has now been achieved a large majority in the National Assembly. But while the French voters may have handed...

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Review: Camino Island, by John Grisham

By the time I climbed on the train home from Paris on Saturday evening I was ready to leave work behind. It had been a long slog and though the result was fantastic, the work was fatiguing and I was looking forward to relaxing. Unlike the trip up to Paris a few days...

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Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day and it's been a great day. I woke up a few minutes before Jamie which, as I was very tired from the last couple of weeks, I was happy with. Being after 7am, this counts as a sleep in for me and a nice start to the day. Jamie was up shortly after...

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Paname

The final day of WordCamp Europe (WCEU17) today and I am taking the train back to Lyon this evening just in time to collect Jamie for Father's Day tomorrow. It's going to be another long day after a series of long days but, thankfully, it will also be the last day of...

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Treadmill Time

I'm in Paris for WordCamp Europe and this morning was the second I had woken up in my hotel here. Well, actually, it's the first where I had woken up as, yesterday, I never got to get to sleep as I was putting the last touches on the brand new Cosmo Tech website. Yes,...

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Nuit Blanche

Last night for the first time since I was in university (well, save for a couple of ultramarathons here and there) I was up the entire night working hard. A big project for work needed to be completed by this morning and I knew I would get it done...but I also knew...

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Photos: Challenge Contre La Faim

I had a great run last week on Friday at the Challenge Contre La Faim and, yesterday, our Happiness Officer at The CoSMo Company passed on some of the photos from the event. In the end we raised nearly €7000 for the hungry which is amazing and a testament to the...

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Reading John

I like to set myself small challenges to complete every once in a while and I've just completed one that, while small, was still rewarding to get through. Having been in the habit of reading something each day as part of my morning routine, I decided to find something...

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Brasserie Georges

Tonight Cécile and I are heading to dinner with my buddy Rich and his wife Maureen who are visiting Lyon from San Jose, California. I really like Rich and enjoy chatting with him about work and, well, most things - great guy and I'm looking forward to the dinner. When...

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Eating Like an Astronaut

I'm up early again this morning but not because of an alarm. It seems I am just used to getting out of bed early, even on a Sunday, and that this habit is especially difficult to break when the sun is rising so early, too. The fact that it is not even summer yet makes...

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Goals for the Sri Chinmoy 50K

I woke up this morning after a good night's sleep ready to head into the office. Yes, I know it's Saturday but I have a big project on that is taking up a lot of time and I knew a long time ago that I would be working this weekend and also the Saturday coming, too....

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Challenge Contre La Faim

Today's run is a little different in that it is somewhere between a training run and a race. Well, when I say "somewhere between" it is certainly closer to a training run on that spectrum but at the same time it is an organized event with numbers, tracking chips,...

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100 Days Out

Today is another milestone in the 2017 season for me as I am 100 days out from the big race of the year, the Ultratour du Leman. I a little over three months I'll be making my way up to Villeneuve, Switzerland and lining up for a 175 kilometer run around the Lac...

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Global Running Day

OK, I admit it: I am getting close to burnt out with work right now. It's not just the amount of work i have to do because, let's face it, I would rather be busy than bored in the office. It's also managing the time difference with the team in the US that is getting a...

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Destination: Marseille

So Sunday afternoon we were having lunch and Jamie asked if we would be going to the Tour de France this year. I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to and, certainly compared to last year, the race wasn't passing quite so close to Lyon. Where last year we caught...

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