Running in Bordeaux and San Sebastian

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You guys tired of seeing this running outfit yet?

While we were in Bordeaux, France and San Sebastian, Spain, my half marathon in Dingle was only a couple weeks away. I was never too successful in following a strict training plan while we were traveling, but instead I kind of just ran what I felt like, while adding in some long runs on the weekends. This proved to work pretty well, since I felt good during my race on September 6.

The weather was hotter than I was used to in Bordeaux, and I started my runs too late and felt pretty tired during both of them. But they were still enjoyable, especially because Bordeaux is a beautiful city, and there is a path that runs along the river for miles. My first run was four miles, and my second was eight miles.

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Some sights I saw:

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Jeremy met me after my run and took this. The tower reminded me of Disneyland.

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A skateboard park right along the river.

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The guy on the front of the boat is holding a big bunch of grapes. I love wine country.

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We were only in San Sebastian for two nights, so I made sure to wake up early the morning after we got there to run some miles along the ocean. The beach had been so crowded the day before, but I got out there before anyone had a chance to wake up (except for the other runners, of course. Oh and surfers). Man, this was a beautiful run and will go down in history as one of my favorite places to run, ever. I stopped to take sooo many pictures, but I really couldn’t help it.

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Bird footprints.

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Empty beach.

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There’s a path that goes all along the ocean and cliffs.

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Running through the old town.

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I wish that we had spent more time in San Sebastian so I could have had more runventures, but we’ll just have to go back one day.

10 comments

    1. I thought I’d be missing Europe really badly by now, but it’s actually been nice to be back. It helps that Santa Barbara is really easy to return to 🙂

  1. Beautiful! I want to go back to San Sebastian one day, too. Weird Q: Were there a bunch of cats living on that large park/promontory (where the Acuario de San Sebastian is marked on the above map)? That’s one of my most vivid memories from Spain.

    1. Hah I didn’t see any cats in San Sebastian! I wish I had though. I saw the most feral cats in one place in a small town in France and then in a park in Rome. I couldn’t believe how many there were.

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