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That Was January

I ended up running a third consecutive day of doubles with a run commute this morning before the planned treadmill session in the evening. I wasn't sure the morning run would work out OK but I was really left without much of a choice. Both of my winter coats were in...

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Couple of Climbs

Another morning run and another day where I am planning for a double outing. This morning's run was going to be out about 9 or 10 kilometers, with a short 4 or 5 kilometer run home from work in time for dinner. The goal of the afternoon run? Get home. The goal of the...

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Croix Rousse and Cuire

Another week, another early morning training session. I'm a few days out from the first fat ass of the season with the Lurdunum event on Friday night. That's likely to be a 21 or 22 kilometer run with a good 1000 meters of vertical gain so I should be able to hit the...

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Saint Foy and Fourviere

After a night away in Arbresle and a morning hike with Jamie and Cécile, we returned to Lyon just after lunch, got unpacked, and after working through Jamie's homework with him and recharging the Garmin, I set out on a mid-afternoon run in what was turn gin out to be...

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The Last 144m

This morning I was hoping to get out and run for an hour or a little more, but a couple of things worked against me. First there was the arch enemy of the early morning, namely, the night before. We had friends around last night and things finished late. Any hope of...

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Australia Day in Paris

It's January 26th and that means one thing to Australians: it's Australia Day. Falling on a Friday this year, I imagine most of the country is taking a nice, long weekend. There'll be time to catch the cricket, catch up with mates and family, and generally get in a...

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Tangled Redemption

After getting Jamie onto the bus this morning I was in the office and ready to go at 8:30am. However, as I had to leave the office at about 3:00pm to go and do some paperwork at the city hall with Cécile ahead of the wedding, I didn't take a break until I left for the...

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The Right Foot

Another busy day ahead but there's a light at the end of that daily tunnel: Jamie is around for dinner! He's spending the night tonight and he's going to help me cook a little. I've got something that I'm calling a modified bacon explosion which I am going to serve...

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Repression

There was nothing pretty about tonight's run. I had had a busy day at work and only took about a half hour off between arriving at the office at 7:30am and leaving at 5:30pm. From one meeting to the next, one task to the next, a phone call here, a conference there, a...

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What’s Up, JP?

Today is another two-up day with a short run in the morning and a longer, more relaxed run in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to a big dinner tonight - I bought some wonderful salted anchovies and I plan on making a real mess with them! - so I figured I would put...

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Cartographically Challenged

When I was running in London last weekend I included in my blog post a rule I try and live by when running in an unfamiliar place: don't get lost. This usually means that I map out loops the night before a run, or run an out-and-back of sorts to avoid getting myself...

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Watching the Rain

It's another rainy day in Lyon, and cold to boot, too. The thought of running outside wasn't all that warm but I knew I still wanted to get my run in. After shopping, lunch, some more shopping, and watching Richie Porte blow the Tour Down Under by not kicking it...

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Wake Up, Dr. K

So today is going to be a busy day. I have a very early train to Paris with a fair bit of work to do on the way up to the capital. On arrival at the Gare de Lyon I'll be shooting across the city to my first meeting in the 9th arrondissement. A couple of hours later...

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Pulling On the Suit

Working in the technology and startup sector means I don't often have to wear a suit to work. I'm usually happy to wear jeans, a shirt, maybe a t-shirt if there's nothing all that important going on; the emphasis is about what you are able to get done and not...

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First Time Footpod

I'm having a very good week at work. Not only are things falling into place in terms of strategy, it seems that almost every meeting that I have had this week has seen me leave with a positive impact. No matter whether it is a one-on-one with my team, a job interview...

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New Tooth

A little more than 23 years ago on an afternoon I was out racing my bike about I fell off. I don't remember falling off but I do remember waking up in the hospital some time later. I had been knocked unconscious in the fall, been beaten and bloodied by the ground,...

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Hatch End in the Rain

Our last day in London today and the weather turned out to be typically English: rain, wind, cold, and overcast. Granted, it was 6:00am when I was out the door and the official sunrise wasn't due for another couple of hours, but the rain and wind sure made it feel...

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Mount Vernon Repeats

After a nice early evening run yesterday I wanted to get a run in early before big roast lunch later. Dad was promising a full English breakfast so working a little bit of that off before I took it in, so to speak, would be a good thing, too. Hence, I was looking at a...

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