Surreal Run-up to Marathon du Medoc

We slept with wet towels draped on our bodies trying to stay cool as the temperature reached 38 degrees Celsius with no A/C in our Bordeaux hotel. I got up the next day and staggered around like a zombie!

(sorry no pics – too distracted!)

Ready to travel to Carcans (a village 17 kms from start line in Pauillac), we waited for the 710 bus from Bordeaux to take us to arrive, then it started to rain… and the bus never came.

The exhaustion, rain and no bus made me wonder if running a marathon in two days was possible (or wear a zombie costume).

Still determined, we rented a car and drove the hour to Carcans (taking a few wrong roundabout turns)…

cottage_careMade it to Camping Les Pins (just outside of Carcans) and our cute cottage where we had a luxurious night’s sleep.

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But today in our pine-treed oasis, the temperature has dropped to a freezing 16 degrees – yes, I am now chilled to the bone. After a refreshing sleep and a short run around the grounds, I am ready to tackle (and enjoy) the 42.2 kilometres (with fingers crossed).

Heading into Pauillac for racing bibs, figuring out how to get to the start line, drinking litres of water and eating sausage and pasta.

hatOh, I almost forgot – still have to sew a beak onto my hat…

Next stop: run that marathon1

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About Organized Bohemian

Dana M. Petric is a writer/landscape gardener/blogger/performer/office temp/web designer. Her wrestle between creative and money-making ventures permeates her writing. Self-publishing her first book, Growing Iris, Dana continues on her path toward writing full-time. Beginning her post-secondary education at UBC (Liberal Arts dropout), she prevailed at George Brown Theatre School (Theatre Arts Diploma) and matured at BCIT (Technical Writing Diploma). She lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner Eric and daughter Cleo.
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One Response to Surreal Run-up to Marathon du Medoc

  1. Helen Shore says:

    I can’t believe how you are managing all the challenges!, but you went to race so go for it! Here it is nice Fall weather and a sunny day. My thoughts are with you and bringing good wishes and high expectation. Remember you can only do what you can do. I am working hard too and filling in more about Thomas Shore. Hooray. Love and best wishes to everyone. Helen

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