Summer Rain

Summer Rain

I woke up to a phone displaying a new automated task on my Todoist list for the day: bring an umbrella – it’s going to rain. Thumbs up for the automation kicking in nicely, but thumbs down for the weather? Nah, not at all. In fact, the light rain I was...
Rat Race

Rat Race

I didn’t think that yesterday’s effort on Fourviere was all that hard on my legs but, nonetheless, when I got out of bed this morning I felt a little soreness in my legs. Not a lot, mind you, just a little, and I took it as a reminder that sometimes...
Fireball

Fireball

Up early again and out the apartment door heading for the hills. Well, hill, anyway. I decided this morning that it was time to run a couple of uphills and so I looked to the west, took in Fourviere, and said ‘that’s for me’. Sort of. I started off...
Wabbit Season

Wabbit Season

Usually I am the only one running in the morning. Oh, sure, I’ll pass a couple of others, a handful at the most, but more often than not I’ll be the only runner I see hitting the trails and paths at 5:00am. This morning, though, was a little bit different....
Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Rise and shine, people, it’s Sunday funday! I slept poorly last night, waking up a number of times and not being able to drown out the white noise of the fan that we had on to keep us somewhat cooler in the still-hot summertime swelter that Lyon is experiencing...
Trotinette

Trotinette

So I’m still a little sick – mostly the throat is better but the cold and the running nose still remain – and I’d hoped to be able to get out for an hour this afternoon after watching the Tour de France stage finish. As it turned out, though, I...