PARIS!!! La Ville-Lumiere!
What a charming, artistic, cultural and elegant city you are!
Last weekend I ran in Paris my 14th marathon for kids and schools. ❤
I fell hopelessly in love with this magnificent city. The lights, the parks, the fabulous architecture and monuments, the history, the pastry shops, all its glamour make Paris a memorable city of dreams and love. I was there only for three days and although I visited a lot, I must say, I will have to go back one day and explore it more. I will make sure to go see Jim Morrison’s grave as well. I love The Doors!
The marathon had 57,000 runners. It was huge! The course was scenic. It took us through many beautiful Parisian neighborhoods and parks. It started on Champs Elysee heading to the Place de La Concorde, passing by the Louvre Museum, Bastille square and later the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Around mile 15 we ran along the Seine and had amazing views of the Eiffel Tower.
Unfortunately, it was a very hot day for running. I got really sick and dehydrated around mile 19. I was lucky enough to run into my dear friend and Team For Kids teammate, Kathy, who ran with me the last 7 miles and made sure I was okay and finished! I am so incredibly thankful to Kathy. ❤
Here are few pictures I took while in Paris. Enjoy them!
On my way to pick up my bib, I stopped by the Notre-Dame Cathedral, crossed few little bridges over the Seine, listened to an amazing street artist, had a delicious croque-monsieur, saw cute little ducks and took this happy selfie!
Notre Dame Cathedral is simply marvelous!
The building of the cathedral was completed over the course of 200 years.
I saw this amazing street artist playing the guitar and I loved him so much! I bought his CD and been listening to his music every day since I got back from Paris.
The marathon expo was fun and big!
Yay! I picked up my bib and look what is written on it! See the puppets below 🙂
❤ Run2BuildSchools !!! ❤
The start line!
Look who I ran into! Jenny!!! Yay, Team for Kids! ❤
I love this collage of Jenny and I 🙂