Never stop exploring: No need to travel far to find beauty

After discovering new places nearby home on bike this Friday, I decided it was time for another bike tour, but this time going in the opposite direction. I always wanted to go to Eschede, but for some reason I always turned around before getting there. For today’s bike tour this was my goal so I followed a route southbound through the woods and heathland which I know pretty well. Unlike Friday, there were quite a few other bikers enjoying the sunshine.

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Those rocks were placed like this during the last ice age.

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Exploring new terrain on the bike

I got off work at noon today and once I arrived at home the sun was shining – what better way to start the weekend after having a rather wet and cold summer thus far. When I got out of the car I saw my neighbor cleaning his bike; this must have been a sign, because my bike has been sitting in the shed all dusty and sandy for a few weeks already. But just cleaning without making it even dirtier before? No way!

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The “Fassberg” – a stunning 94m (308ft) above sea level

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Juice Cleansing – a short-term experiment

Recently I’ve been reading more about how beneficial a raw diet is to your body. Watching documentaries like RAW – The Documentary which accompanies the Australien couple Janette and Alan breaking a world record of running 366 consecutive marathons barefoot around Australia on an entirely raw diet after Janette was diagnosed with and overcame cancer, showed me that anything is possible with a raw diet.

I decided that a three day juice cleanse would be the ideal start to change my diet towards a more raw one. Even though I knew how difficult it’d be for me – I love eating and just being limited to a few homemade (green) juices a day plus herbal teas and water was pretty scary to think about – I wanted to give it a try.IMG_4434 2 Continue reading

THE FIRST WEEK OF 2017

For this year I didn’t come up with any New Years resolutions because, well you know, they just don’t work… At least for most, including me.
However I felt that this year is going to bring some changes. There’s something forming in the back of my head – a feeling that I have to do something meaningful with my life, something that not only brings me real pleasure, but is for a greater benefit.

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First Day of Fall 2016

I failed. Again.

My last post is ages ago and I had no idea when and what to write about; overall I’ve been just drifting around. This has to change and it did! Strangely the change came with the colder weather.
After having a not so great summer, the last few weeks were really nice, sunny and still warm. Starting Monday, a heavy storm was making running difficult – at least those parts against the wind. Last night the wind finally stopped and weather changed. There was some light rain I woke up to this morning and the colder temperatures showed me once again that I’m actually a fan of the cold season.d71_2278 Continue reading

Ending the Ski Season -Let’s Move On to Spring

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!

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I have to admit this city has some nice areas – view over a park in Kassel

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Is It Spring Yet?

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.

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WegGefährten -HerzensHunde

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…

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Patensuche für die Hunde im Tierheim Radauti, Rumänien

Mein Hundeleben

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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