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.
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.
In Preparation For The Swiss Snow Walk&Run on Saturday Continue reading
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.
Because writing down your thoughts helps – A few thoughts about Paris, Syria and everything else
I actually don’t know what to write or how to start, but I feel like I have to say something as well. When I heard the news this morning my initial thought was why the French again?! The attack on the French satirical magazine happened only ten months ago and last night one of the worst terrorist attacks in late European history occurred.
It seems like those assaults are accumulating within the last few years, but somehow they’ve been part of most (every) country’s history to some degree – the RAF in Germany, ETA in Spain, and so on.
I felt overwhelmed by the dimensions and the fear that there’s nothing we can do about – is there nothing we can do about it?