Running in Heels

Quick follow-up to my recent Faux Pas Friday about bathrobe escapades. Actually, the following tidbit is what prompted me to write that post in the first place, but I got so caught up in confessing my odd behavior that I forgot to mention it.

Another Paris blogger made me aware of this competition: a high-heeled running race. Melissa of Prete-Moi Paris is sweet, fashionable, and apparently able to run in heels. In other words, the complete opposite of me. (Except sweet. I’m pretty sweet, people).

All I can say is, only in Paris. I’m not sure I even have anything further to add.

So maybe I need to work on looking more presentable in Paris, but I sure as heck am not going to feel bad that I can’t run in heels.

But I’m always here to make you aware of the random – enjoy!

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11 Responses to “Running in Heels”


  1. 1 travelingmad November 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    That’s fantastic.
    How come I didn’t know about this competition? I could’ve totally kicked but in it!!

    • 2 paris (im)perfect November 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      Hi there. The 2010 competition is in December. You might still have time to join!

      Also, I checked out your blog. Welcome to Paris! The culture shock might last for awhile, don’t worry :)

      • 3 travelingmad November 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm

        :) Cool. Now I have to find out how I can sign up. I’m going to look into it.

        Yes I’ve been here for 2 months already and it’s still tough. MY friends and family keep asking me if I’ve done this or that. I keep telling them no and that I am not on vacation!!! Graduate school is no joke. I can’t keep up with all his work. The only place I need to be is the library.

        Ah well. I will be here for a while so I’m sure I will find it easier and find a balance eventually.

  2. 4 Linda November 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    What a range of heels in that video! Do you get extra points for wearing spikes instead of dancing heels with straps?:-) I noticed one competitor actually taped the shoes to her feet…erm, so *are* there some basic rules for this bizarre race? (Gee, and I thought living in New York could be strange…)

    • 5 paris (im)perfect November 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Linda. Good questions. Would be interesting to know what the basic rules are, huh? I don’t think whatever I wore I’d be able to give it a go.

      Do give NYC a big kiss for me. Not sure Paris quite beats her out yet. I saw plenty there that was odd – in such a wonderful way.

  3. 6 Sweet Freak November 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Whaa?

    This reminds me of Forest’s recent post (http://52martinis.blogspot.com/2010/10/mojito-cocktail-adventures-bacardi.html) about the mojito bar in Bastille and Carol’s recent post (http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/2010/10/are-french-goofy.html) about how goofy the French are.

    The French do such a good job of being all chic and proper, but the reality is, they’re goofy as all hell!

  4. 8 pretemoiparis November 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you for your lovely… uh I mean “sweet” compliments! ;-) I hope we get a spot and can run.

  5. 10 Lupinssupins November 8, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Morbleu! I can’t even WALK en escarpins! And I generally refuse to do so unless it’s a wedding or something, and even then I’ll try for dressy flats. As I said on your other entry, I’m w/ you on the comfortwear issue. I must be a true American, not only b/c of that, but b/c I found myself thinking that this video needed a “Don’t try this at home” crawl line & wondering what kind of liability waiver the contestants have to sign;-)

    As for the question above about the rules, your cited Youtube video’s “Similar videos” led me to this one, which gave me my French interview fix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZJ8idBH8hE&feature=related

    Oh, and mille mercis for leading me to pretemoiparis! I liked it so much I signed right up! [More blog reading on which to fall behind, but maybe now I have less election news to read (Lawdy, I HOPE so, anyway!), I can switch to something more pleasant, like missing La Belle France.]

    • 11 paris (im)perfect November 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm

      Good point. There must be a liability waiver, right? :) I tend to avoid heels, too. I’m pretty tall as it is, so I think I get away with it a fair bit, though in Paris, not as much as I’d like! You’re welcome for the links!


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