Hiking Through The Gleirschklamm

Last weekend, the forecast for Northern Germany wasn’t too good – typical, rainy October weather – but the Alps were supposed to get a lot of sun all weekend. So I decided it would be the ideal weekend to go for a last (or maybe not yet) hike in Austria.

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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…

Hello 2016 – Let’s Get It On

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.

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A Weekend Escape to the Alps

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.IMG_0322

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