Last weekend we packed the car and headed north for a few days of exploring, adventures and running. I love signing up for marathons in cities I’ve never been. That way we get to travel and explore the area as well as run the race. It’s a double win! I was only running a half marathon this time but we decided it would be fun to take the trek up to Quebec City to run. It was a little bit longer of a drive than we had hoped for (almost 8 hours) but we all survived. On the way there and the way home we stopped for a good hour at a playground to let everyone stretch their legs and have some fun.
Quebec City was beautiful! My most favorite place in the world is France, so this is about as close as you can get with out crossing any oceans. Love the charm, the language and the history of this Canadian city. There was so much to explore! We barely scratched the surface, we sure tried though. We walked EVERYWHERE on Saturday. Maybe not a good idea when you’re running a race the next morning, but what are you going to do? We loved all the little alley ways, beautiful architecture, cobblestone, huge green lawns, and exploring the walls around the city. We stayed at the Le Chateau Frontenac. What a beautiful hotel! They had some great views and a lovely rooftop terrace to enjoy. It was a great last hurrah for the summer!
My race went well. It was extremely hot and totally not my fastest race by far but I finished and got my medal to add to the wall. More on the race in another post.
Happy Monday everyone!