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Tourism while running. Is it “tourunning” ?

Last long weekend I visited the French region of Haute Garonne, and spent a few days in Saint Gaudens in the famous hotel/restaurant called Cuisine et Santè center created years ago by René Levy who was disciple of George Oshawa a japanese who introduced macrobiotic diet in Europe …blah, blah, blah (if you are interested on him… Wikipedia 😉 )

cuisine et sante

I could run a couple of times despite of the changeable weather,  it was nice as I did some “tourism” while running, it might sound a bit strange but in fact it was something like a first preview, was funny and very useful, I mean before doing a real visit by the place I ran without any exact destination nor route, I let myself get lost trying to go as far as I could,in some way it helped me while running and made my workout easier, my mind was 49% in learning my route, 49% admiring everything and 2% trying to avoid all the amount of dog’s pooh in everywhere!! I felt like an “explorer” …

  • oh what a church!
  • wow I love that shop
  • nice park,
  • what a church! (ooopss it was the same first one) ,
  • lovely place for having a coffee,
  • mmm yummi bakery don’t stop, don’t stop! 


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The one I saw was, (and maybe I’m wrong) they are not used to see runners  they even let me pass up while I was by the sidewalk smiling me. I think there’s an easy explanation… that’s the land of cycling culture, yes I saw some runners but the most I saw were in the official running track. Village was nice but those shopping areas located outside the center has killed life in the city, yes I know, city is less noisy, pollution, but I hate it, cities look like a desert.

I think I burnt all my fat,  macrobiotic diet is almost 100% fat-free, so a few days more in there and surely I would have reach the anorexic level!! oh sorry for that, I didn’t want to make fun about it, but certainly all the people working in there were extremely slim, and the ones I know out are that way too, sure they are healthy I have not any doubt, I know that diet since time ago as I mixed with traditional food, what’s more my dinner tonight will be whle grain rice with seaweed and vegetables, but can’t imagine doing hard exercise and being macrobiotic. (I will investigate about it)

Anyway I really enjoyed the wonderful green landscapes, lakes, forests, horses, castles, nice people and I even got a “present” of there and will last for a few days… I got a flue, so resting time!!

Ps. I never want to write a long and boring post, so feel free to ask whatever you want about it


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7 thoughts on “Tourism while running. Is it “tourunning” ?

  1. I always choose to go out for running, makes me forget about simply everything. And at the same time I lose weight! Which makes me the type of those who ” eat and don’t get fat”. If you know what I mean?

    • Sure I know what you mean Maria, well in fact I don’t run for loosing weight, I quite slim already and what’s more sorry to tell you this but…. I can eat whatever I want and I never increase my weight I’m lucky 😛 and yes natural body drugs create on us that pleasant atmosphere that makes us believe we can rule the world when we are running. 🙂

  2. ialiende on said:

    I love this post, I have personally discovered Tourismrunning as a new hobby that keeps my motivation up at running and made me aware of precious places… even close to my home! You have definitevely given me a term to describe a feeling.

    • I’m glad to know I’m not alone on the “Tourunning” world, and maybe who knows it could be a new way and even a new business!! Tourunning in New York!! Prague, Budapest…. 😛 and yes that’s right I’ve found unknown places and corners near home! Thanks for visiting a comment in this not “serious” blog. And greetings fom Barcelona

      • ialiende on said:

        There´re already some agencies offering this kind of packages… quite more expensive than my weekend workouts 🙂 Keep in touch

  3. uisgebeathe on said:

    Very cool post, looks like a beautiful location for a run.

    • Hi David, !! Thx for commenting, yes it was a nice place but too flat, I prefer having mountains near, welcome to my blog, as I told you is quite informal. Tonight I’ll try to visit yours, I tried blogger platform but I don’t know why I liked wp more, see you! and free your endorphins! 😛

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