I’ve been working of over a week in Paris and I still got a couple of days left. Even when travelling I’m looking for ways to challenge myself and stay fit. Seeing Nike had the 10k run when at the same time I would be in Paris I decided to ask them if I could join. I did not realize I would be having one of the most awesome weekends of this year!
Saturday the 4th of October
It started with a rendez-vous in a fantastic hotel where a lot of runners would be staying. They arranged a meet and greet with Carl Lewis, who is a former Olympic track and field runner that has won multiple golden medals in his career. The funny thing is, I was so young during his career that I didn’t had an idea who this guy was! Everyone around me went crazy after knowing I was going to meet him!
The meet and greet location was in one of Nike stores in Paris. It was packed with so many young and enthusiastic runners such as “the Nike Runners Club Paris”. Carl Lewis gave an inspirational speech about reaching goals and setting them. He asked us one question: What is your goal to break your PB (Personal Best) tomorrow? I was surprised that the whole crowd became quiet and nobody answered… After that I’ve been asked about my PB so many times that I felt weird not having one too. After the speech I also was told that we would be running 5km through Paris haha. Why the heck not?
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