I Figured Out What Parisians Actually Use Parks For and It’s Awesome

Last week I was very proud of myself when I got over being a crazy American and worked out at Sacre Coeur, despite tons of people milling about, after my neighbor yelled at me for making too much noise when I exercised at our apartment (and I realized Paris does not have gyms so I better get used to working out outdoors). I found that the people, for the most part, didn't seem to notice I was there. And I was happy about that. Yet I still asked a friend for recommendations of other, possibly more quiet, parks where I could get my workout on. Because...parks are everywhere here. I just needed to find one that wasn't crawling with people. I ... [Read More]

I Know I Look Like a Crazy American…and Guess What? I Don’t Give AF

Yesterday I did what I had been hesitating to do since I arrived in France: I worked out outside, like the crazy American I am. I did not do this by choice. No, I did this out of necessity. Because I was chased out of my routine by a grumpy Frenchwoman, and I need my daily workouts to keep my sanity…especially now when I’m feeling more vulnerable. Let me explain. For the three weeks since I've moved to Paris with the hubs, I was working out. But because there are NO GYMS anywhere remotely in the vicinity of our apartment, I did it in one of two ways: I ran. Sometimes I still get comments (usually from old men playing board games ... [Read More]