Tag Archives: Christmas

Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Velib: 2017 Edition

Each year since moving to Paris, we’ve ended up buying our Christmas tree not terribly far away at the flower markets.  While these markets are on the long list of tourism things to see in Paris, for us it’s more … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ahh yes, Christmas weekend!  We ended up packing in quite the pile of stuff over the last few days, far more than normal.  Albeit, mostly non-fitness related stuff.  Instead, it was more about enjoying the holiday period.  Here’s what went … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2016)

It’s that time of year again!  Yup, time to run with a few thousand other Santa’s as part of the 10K race, Corrida de Noël d’Issy les Moulineaux!  We’ve been doing this race every year we’ve lived in Paris.  Albeit, … Read More Here

Cycling home with the Christmas Tree: 2016 Edition

Since moving to Paris, it’s become a little bit of an annual Christmas tradition of ours to pickup our tree at the flower markets and then subsequently bike home with it.  This would mark the 5th year of doing so, … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

There happens to be a few weekends each year that we know will be crazy busy…and this is one of them.  It’s just a bit of a stars aligning sorta of things, where every possible event is on one weekend … Read More Here

Christmas Tree by Bike: 2015 Edition

Here’s this week’s “5 Random Things I Did This Weekend” post, complete with our annual picking up of the Christmas tree via Velib. 1) Chateau Cake Deliveries First up on the docket was a wedding cake delivery out to a … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Woah, this was a crazy busy weekend for us.  Pretty close to about as jam-packed as I think we can make things fit.  Here’s the low-down (and this is skipping all sorts of stuff like a company that came and … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2014)

This is our third year racing the annual Santa 10K event just on the edge of Paris.  It has half a dozen different start waves over the course of the morning, from kids races to drop-dead serious racing of elites.  … Read More Here

Our Christmas Tree by Parisian Velib Bikeshare: 2014 Edition

Earlier this week The Girl and I made our sorta-annual trek to pickup a Christmas tree at the nearby market.  The first year we returned home via Velib (the bike share system).  Last year, we ended up walking it home.  … Read More Here

So you just got a GPS fitness device for Christmas? Start here: 2013 Edition

Congrats!  So you’ve just unboxed a new GPS watch/device?  Good deal, here’s how you can get started in understanding how best to take advantage of your newfound toy.  Of course, unlike that dessert you’ll eat later on tonight (or, perhaps, … Read More Here

The last flight of the year, and other antics of the weekend

Finally, home. After over 250,000 miles of travelling this year – almost all for work – I took my last flight this year and go onto enjoying some time back at home.  I was (back) in Mexico for a few … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2013)

I eagerly signed up to once again race the Corrida de Noel 10K, just like we did the last year. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we knocked out packet pickup the night before – one of the last to … Read More Here

A weekend preparing for Christmas…and Santa Runs

Before we get to the Santa costume 10K race (where I actually ran hard despite the costume), we’ve gotta get through the weekend.  Some folks have commented that I’ve been lacking some food and Parisian posts lately, thus, we’ll cover … Read More Here

Getting our Christmas tree home by bicycle: 2012 Edition

Like the US, Christmas trees are readily available in France.  Be it at just about every corner convenience store or small grocery, or even at gas stations.  Here the trees are a wee bit shorter in general, and a little … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2012)

This would be our very first race here in France.  Now that things have sorta settled down between moving, opening a storefront, and just life in general, we figured a race might be in order.  Of course, neither of us … Read More Here

A Newfoundland Christmas

As I’ve come to realize over the past few months, that when going to Newfoundland (home of The Girl), the journey is half the battle.  I’ve yet to experience a trip there free of flights being dorked up, and this … Read More Here

Have a Merry Christmas!

To all those that celebrate Christmas, have a Merry Christmas tomorrow! And remember, it’s not all about training.  One or two days a year you can enjoy it and just relax. (Photo from when the Christmas Tree fell over into … Read More Here