This week weather was a little better and it almost felt like spring; on Thursday I played basketball with a few friends in shorts and t-shirt – what a feeling! Friday, the temperatures went down again, I decided to walk to my coffee store instead of taking the car and I noticed that the parks are finally starting to turn green after what felt like an endless winter. I was even able to enjoy my coffee in front of the store and soak up the sun. These are the little moments that bring me joy!
For the last couple of days I felt pretty down. My stomach was really upset (which used to be a problem quite often in the past and caused by me stressing out about things) and the super grey, snowy-rainy, cold weather wasn’t helping neither. I’m not sure if my upset stomach was caused by me being sick of the depressing weather or if I actually ate something wrong.
Anyhow, I didn’t even feel like exercising – all I did was taking my bike out for a short 10mile ride after I installed a new, wider back tire. A nice change to my setting; I’ve been planning on doing some changes such as the new SRAM NX drivetrain, but since I wasn’t in the mood for biking at all I postponed it for some point in the future.
This is my mom’s story about her love to dogs and my story is similar, just not as long yet. I signed a sponsoring contract for a dog over a year ago and a few thereafter as the dogs found a caring person willing to adopt them. I wish I could adopt one of the street dogs (or more than one) as well, but I simply don’t have enough time just yet.
To me it is incredible what the people who work in the shelter are capable of doing; I personally couldn’t do their work. Seeing all those souls in the kennels makes me sad even though most of them (assuming they’re healthy) seem to be a “happy soul”…. This reminds me of how important it is to be happy about the little things, the little moments that make up the major part of life…
Patensuche für die Hunde im Tierheim Radauti, Rumänien
Viele meiner Blogleser wissen von meiner Liebe zu den Tieren und insbesondere zu den Hunden, mit denen ich von Geburt an verbunden bin und die mich auch jetzt begleiten. Teilweise kennt Ihr die Geschichten von Banjo, Greta, Paco und Cela.
Die letzten beiden sind aus Radauti, Rumänien, wo das Tierheim liegt, für das ich jetzt Patenhunde vermitteln möchte.
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It’s only the first month of 2016 and I’m already behind with what I’ve planned for the year – no good start, but it’s going to change. In fact, it changed today February 1st already.
It’s already the third day of 2016 and the first day of me running this year – so much about good intentions…. Haha. It seems like winter has finally arrived in Germany so I was able to run through a few milimeters of snowmud this morning. Temperatures around freezing point and very slushy rain. But my first kilometers of 2016 felt great.
The year is slowly coming to an end and I still had a few days of vacation that had to be used this month; instead of starting my over three week leave earlier I decided to extend the last weekend by two days.
Even though it’s already mid December there was not alot of snow in the European mountains – unlike in the US which made me slightly jealous!
But I had my waxed skis sitting in the corner telling me to finally shred some fine powder with them.
Even a short run counts – 4 miles in a wintery scenery
After posting something about my weekend activities the last two weekends I didn’t have anything to write about the last one, but I also don’t want to go back to only writing an article once a month or even less. So I thought I’m simply going to share my little trail run today with you.
The First Snowy Saturday In The Central German Mountains
Yesterday the temperatures finally dropped and heavy storms pushed the clouds away from us after what felt like weeks of pouring rain (it was actually only raining for a few days, but the amount of water was ridiculous). I wished I could spend the weekend in the Alps, but it’s simply too far, so instead I decided to to drive to the Harz – a low mountain range in northern/central Germany.