First day down!
Day one is done! And a crazy day it was. I started out in the pouring rain and ended in even colder pouring rain. I always thought that if you can get yourself out there when the elements are at their worst than the sunny days will feel so much easier. Hoping I have a chance to test that logic with some sun soon.
I started out in Cagnes sur Mer , ran along the sea to Antibes and then Cannes, where they’re having the film festival, this weekend! My route took me directly through the thick of it and I must’ve looked like a madwoman soaked in my rain gear amid all the sophisticated cool filmmakers and press people. Those are the kinda moments you gotta live for :-)
I finished the run past Cannes headed up into some small mountains. My garmin was dead and the charger was in my luggage so I am actually not sure how far I ran. I also got lost in the Centre Villes of each town I ran through…still learning to navigate French town centers.
I’m really looking forward to tomorrow as I’m curious to see where the road is going. I’ve spent time in Nice, Antibes, and Cannes before, so it felt like I was just finally getting into new territory towards the end of the run today and on top of that it was so foggy and rainy that I really couldn’t see much around me.
Best news of all is that we have our luggage!!! I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to be reunited with material objects , but everything in our bags reflected months of careful planning and preparation… Alex with his camera gear and Kick starter funded gear and I with products from sponsors who I very patiently persuaded to believe in me, and the official run T-shirt, and all that good stuff. Happy it is here and we can go forward with the right supplies! Thank you to Health Warrior, Fuse Science, and Pro-Tec for having my back :-)
And thanks to our friends Brian and Kelly for the wise words below.