United colors of Charlie
There was something in the air this Sunday. No pun intended, it was not only the airplane from which I took these pictures ;) After last week's tragic events in France, the massive amount of people that joined the unity rallies in Paris and throughout the world, made me hopeful.
I was in Nice this weekend to run 10K along the Promenade des Anglais for the Prom'Classic 2015 with Kalenji. Minutes before the race, the mayor of Nice (also one of the runners!) reminded us that we all wore the same shirt. That we would run to show that we were free, that we were not afraid and that the values of solidarity and sharing will triumph barbarism. Followed by a minute of applause of more than 10.000 people. It made the circumstances of my first race very unique and the unity I felt of all runners, volunteers, supporters and musicians gave me goosebumps and a big smile on my face throughout the day. Just before landing in Paris, the sky looked like in these photos. I'm not particularly superstitious, but I admit this magical view matched my feelings so well... the united colors of Charlie.