Paris Marathon Bound!

It’s been a chaotic week! I still owe you guys a Dirty Kanza Day 3 and 4 Training Camp recap, but since we are headed off to Paris tonight, I wanted to post something before we leave!

Paris bib

My Paris training has been lackluster since my current motto is BIKE ALL THE MILES. But I know I’ll survive and I know I’ll have an absolute blast exploring the sites and taking pictures during the race.

I’m also really hoping for the fabulous hot tea that was served on course during the Berlin Marathon :)

No pictures of tea, but Paul running through all the cups!

No pictures of tea, but Paul running through all the cups!

We are planning a few bike tours while we are in France, so we will get some time in the saddle.. but since we won’t get a long ride in this weekend, we made sure to ride a lot last week.

We did 3 rides (20 miles, 18 miles, and a long one – 62 – on Sunday).

course sunday

Our return route

Sunday’s ride was the most fun because while we didn’t hit any gravel, we cycled down to my work (about 29 miles) and then over to our favorite brewery for a few drinks, and then back home.


^^I got the best parking spot at work today!

Big Rip Brewing is one of our favorites because, well, the beers are great! But they also offer happy-hour pricing if you ride their bike there on Sundays.


I got a little sunburnt, but the ride went pretty well. It was definitely hilly and since a lot of it was on the Line Creek Trail, we spent a little bit of time dodging dogs and kids and runners… but it was fun!

I’m new to the Line Creek Trail, but I’m kicking myself for not checking it out sooner. Wide, paved sidewalks and pretty scenery. I’ll be back here for some runs sooner than later!


We also stopped at QT on the way home…



And I found out that my waterbottle cage is the PERFECT cookie holder. Win.


I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend too!

Have you ever been to Paris? Any recommendations??

My must-see bucket list is: Eiffel Tower, the Catacombs, EAT ALL THE CREPES, and hopefully a biking tour of Versailles if the rain holds off on Saturday.

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3 thoughts on “Paris Marathon Bound!

  1. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    I can’t believe you get to run the Paris Marathon!!! Jealous. What a great way to see the city and experience the landmarks in a different way. You guys are going to have a BLAST! I visited Paris many many years ago and really enjoyed the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and eating/drinking coffee at various café’s. The food is so good!!! Can’t wait to live vicariously through you and experience this trip through your eyes.

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