Frankily, I think every day about what my life is supposed to be like in the future, all the steps that I have taken and experiences that life has put me through. I cannot help but feel a smile come across my face whenever I look back into the past. I know that we make things seem glossy and pretty when we think about the past as if everything was perfect and we were “supposed” to experience that horrible or wonderful thing for some “amazingly profound” reason. But hey if I think this way…It can only make life that much better.
That’s the very sad view that I “had” to look at while running this week…isn’t that awful?<— (;
Thanks iPhone for letting me take ridiculously cool pictures while I’m running. Speaking of….
I ran tonight with my French host family, the Madame, and my “french sister”<—that’s what I like to call her. And it was awesome, the best (one of the best experiences that I have had while living here. The night is perfect for running in Paris (oh my gosh, enough already), but it’s so true. I was grinning like a dumb fool the entire time, I wonder if my French family thinks I am on happy pills sometimes because if I don’t say anything for a little bit I just smile and think about how much I am enjoying myself right now. But it was wonderful and we ran 9 km. Booyah for running like 40 km this week! My calves feel like the Hulk right now, but I am cloud nine right now.
And we took some adorable pictures together underneath the Eiffel Tower, just like tourists should (:
I feel like such a bad….blank for running with my Marathon (5 time!) running Madame, who will be running the Paris Marathon in April. Which I will be here for, so that I can run the beginning as well<—so siked! (really way tooo excited for all this business—thank you to all those blogs that I love to read, Runner’s World Magazine, and Forrest Gump. Yes if Forrest Gump can run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days and 16 hours, then I can continue to train and eventually run a 1/2 and full marathon one day).
I must say that it is much better sometimes to:
A) Run with a partner (or in my case–>two)
B) Give yourself some space from the music and the iPod
C) Run in PARIS at night (Ridiculous-absolutely indescribable)
Ok, I’ll stop now and actually finish my French homework for tomorrow. (:
My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”