Summer started off very slowly in here in France, with lots of rain. By the end of June I think we were all wondering if there would be any summer, or if we would just pass directly into fall with our coats still on our backs (secretly, that would have been fine with me). With July, however, came the heat. I can’t say it’s my favorite season, but I suppose it’s a nice change.
Back in June I did a 10km race in Chamonix, France. It turned out to be one of my favorite races of all time and watching the marathon the next day made me really want to do two things. One, live in the Alps. Two, race the Mont Blanc Marathon next year. Maybe the second one will be realized, but for now I’m staying in Paris … something about having a job and realizing I’m not a sponsored athlete.
While the trip to the Alps was awesome, what happened after was not so awesome. I got my first cold since adapting a vegan diet… I think it was partially due to some work-related stress and partially due to standing around in the rain/cold all weekend. I missed a day and a half of work and the beginning of fall marathon training, but seem to be coming back around (finally) as of this week.
With this new season we seem to be eating a lot of asian food, soba noodles have become a quick favorite. These summer rolls from Oh She Glows were also a a huge hit. The peanut sauce should be labeled “DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS.”
Finally, fall marathon training has started. If you want to see what I’m up to (training is going to be like never before) check out my page “Current Training.”