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Running the Paris Marathon

Forget hop-on-hop-off bus tours. What’s the best way to see a city? To run it, of course!

After a year of planning and months of training, I ran my first marathon in Paris on April 8th 2018. It was an exhilarating adventure, culminating in the best race I could have ever have wished for.

Here is my race recap of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris; something I wanted to do to ‘tick off the bucket list’, but has in fact ignited a passion for endurance running.

Marathon Training: Onset of Maranoia

Running a marathon for the first time in a couple of weeks? Have mad anxiety about the most inconsequential things? Paranoid about finishing? Wondering if you've done enough? 

It's probably maranoia (marathon paranoia), and it is perfectly normal after all the hard months of training!

So you think you can't run?

You can.

You absolutely can.

I spent 34 years believing I wasn't ableto run and here I am training for a marathon.

If I can do it, anybody can.

Because after all, the body achieves what the mind believes.

And if you tell yourself you CAN do it, then trust me you WILL.