Part 4: Running in Rome

At last! The final installment is here. Running in Rome was a fun experience.  It did not result in any new and exciting pace changes like Paris did, but it was still quite an adventure. My first run in Rome was with my wonderful hubby.  We were very fortunate that my family was with us [...]

14 miles

I have reached a new milestone.  The farthest I have run in the past 4.5 years until today had been 13.1 miles during my two Spring half marathons.  The last time I ran more than that was when I trained for the Marine Corps Marathon in 2006.  It’s exciting to hit this milestone and know [...]

Part 3: Rome

After a fantastic 5 days in Paris, we headed to Rome where we met my family that had been traveling throughout Italy.  We had so much fun with my family and getting to know the city. Our flight from Rome to Paris was a breeze.  We kept Zain entertained with a movie on hubby’s iPad [...]

Part 2: Running in Paris

I ran 3 times in the 5 days we were in Paris and each run was better than the last. If I needed any motivation to run, that was easy – I didn’t want to gain 20lbs on vacation.  And I probably would have considering that this was my usual breakfast: And I usually ended [...]

Part 1: Paris

We are back from our amazing trip to Paris and Rome.  We had a fantastic time and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  I’m going to split up my recap into a few posts otherwise I’d have a post a mile long for you. First up – our time in Paris! We [...]

For the first time ever…

Zain fell asleep during our run! I know that might not be a big deal to most running moms or dads whose kids fall asleep often in the stroller, but this is epic for us.  Zain is not the best sleeper and he frequently gives me a tough time when I want to put him [...]

The Running Mom is headed to Paris and Rome!

I can’t wait to log some miles in these beautiful cities.  I did my 12 mile run this morning so that I won’t have to worry about running tomorrow when we arrive and I will no doubt be jet-lagged.  Then on Tuesday, I will head out for my first run in Paris. Paris is my [...]