Tough day today!  I was goofing around a little yesterday doing some silly run dances and I think I came down too hard on my ankle on one of them.  Between that and running yesterday much faster than normal (I was so rested!), my ankle was pretty tender today.

I had to walk a lot which bummed me out, but the roads were so cute and they passed through so many quaint sleepy villages that it was at least a good day to have to walk a lot. 

I didn’t get to write about it yesterday, but last night Alex and I grabbed something to eat in the historic town in Montpellier and the setting was so surreal I don’t even know how to explain it.  We drove from our hotel which was in a technology park area and in fifteen minutes we found ourselves winding through teeny tiny stone streets flanked by tall rows of stone houses and mansions.  There were no markings anywhere, no numbers on the buildings or street signs and it was like we went back in time to the world of Sherlock Holmes, mixed with some scenery from Aladdin, and then a huge Medieval style Cathedral in the middle of it all.  I don’t know how to explain it…there were street lamps strung across crazy narrow cobblestone and the architecture reminded me a lot of some of the famous buildings in Seville Spain.  It was an absolutely beautiful surprise and I got the feeling like we were just characters in a book or something.  We drove through a bunch of co.pletely deserted streets and then turned a corner into hundreds of young people huddling outside and inside of dozens of restaurants and wine bars.  I definitely want to come back here again sometime!

Also wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated or supported this project in another way – it is so motivating to see your support and to know all the kids who will be helped because of it 🙂 

Thank you!!!!



Author: zoegoesrunning

Hello! I'm a runner, a writer, and have run across the United States and the Tour de France course. Most recently, I'm blogging about my adventures in an MFA program that will bring me to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, and my teaching plans for Argentina.

6 thoughts on “Rough!”

  1. I’m so glad you’re having good experiences and writing about them. I would wear a hat and long sleeves all the time, you want to avoid sunburn.

  2. Good showing today, Z.
    After sunset,looking at Fore River, no rain after XXX xxx days.
    Thinking of you and Alex . Great npr int.
    Lucky to be winding your way through this lovely nation and its warm, inquisitive people. Who no doubt will be on one of the most historic boulevards next month..Cheering!
    Bonne Chance
    Je t’embrasse

  3. Zoe,
    It’s been great keeping up with your blog – thanks for giving us the opportunity to follow you throughout the run. You’re such an inspiration to all of us at World Pediatric Project, along with everyone else that’s following your journey. It’s a constant topic of discussion here at the office!

    We’re currently in the process of finalizing last minute details for the WPP neurosurgery mission to the Eastern Caribbean from June 8-14th. We’re expecting the medical team to evaluate approximately 40 children, providing critical surgical intervention to perhaps 10 of them. Unfortunately, many children in the Eastern Caribbean lack access to a pediatric neurosurgeon and this annual mission is the only opportunity they have to be seen by such a specialist.

    Thank you so much for everything you’re doing to make this trip, and so many others, possible.


    World Pediatric Project

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