Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).
Does your running routine ever feel like a drag? Try these helpful tips to keep yourself motivated to run and make exercise fun.
Sometimes the most exciting places in the world can be the most daunting, especially if you’re facing the new challenges alone. SOS Paris is an English-language telephone hotline in Paris run by volunteers where you can talk to someone when you're in need.
Two years ago, I heard about the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It’s a running challenge that spans four days, four races, and 48.6 miles, where you run a 5K on the first day, a 10K on the second day, a half marathon on the third, and a full marathon on the fourth. It’s aptly named, because you truly have to be Dopey to want to do this, so naturally I signed up the first chance I got.
Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of weight loss first hand? Our nutritionist in Paris offers advice on how to stay on the healthy track without punishing yourself.
Much like nearly everything in life, they do things a bit differently here in France, even running races. From my very first Parisian race, I noticed that there was a distinct air of competition at these events. While obviously not everyone thought they were going to win, it was clear that most people were determined to get to the finish line as fast as possible.
So you’re ready to start running in Paris? Bravo! Paris is a wonderful city for running. Wonderful, that is, so long as you know where to go, because negotiating the ever-present cobblestones can be tricky at best, and ankle and knee shredding at worst.
If "traditional" approaches have failed to ease your pain, consider alternative medicine like acupuncture, ancient techniques that produce modern results.
David Bowie was popular in the 70s because he was an original to that generation, and he stayed popular until his death because he remained a mystic to the modern crowd. His career changed radically throughout his life because staying current is crazy important. As an expat, you need to take a page from his book and embrace flexibility.