postcards from the new normal
Just catching up on your running blog. Fantastic photos, what a beautiful place to run in. Glad the programme is going well. Wintry weather forecast here this week too- I suspect hat and gloves will be in order for tomorrow's run.
Same here. Gloves and rain jacket will will required for my next run on Thursday. Snow above the 400 mtrs. line. Yes, I'm very lucky to have such wonderful trails nearby.
From your picture that is the one thing I dont get in the UK, with an espresso you arent given water. In Greece you always get it, in Italy they offer it. In the UK you ask for it and they look at you like you are crazy. I said once it is to get rid of the taste of gum and the woman look disgusted. I could do with that pastry right now!!
Sol, I'm glad you said that. That's a glass of the best drinking water you can get. And straight from the tap. The Emperor Franz Josef knew exactly what he was doing when he ordered the first pipeline to be constructed from the Alps to the city. The water is clean and fresh and free of chemicals. The pastry is my favourite, an Apfelstrudel.
Just a thankyou for backing up my feelings for the weaver of grass and the deer. I know a lot of people don't believe in this kind of thing but I do.Brionyx
Thank you for visiting. I know you are right.
The long run looks interesting. What kind of distance are you expecting to do? I'm thinking about entering the ballot for London 2018.
I saw on your blog that you were thinking of London. Haven't yet decided on my main race for this year. Just seeing how the training goes at the moment. I normally pick something on trails between 20 kms to 30 kmsThe longest race last year was 21 kms at Coed-Y-Brenin in Snowdonia.
My longest race of all time was a 57 kms mountain race. Naturally off-road. That was more than 10 years ago I should think.
I forgot to say in the Wings for Life I'm hoping to do between 12 and 15 kms before being caught by the catcher car, which is I think what you wanted to know. It's more of a fun run than anything. Just need some fine weather on the day as we will have to return to start for our clothes by train or tram.
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I'll try again. Man does not cope well with freedom and the choice between good and evil.
Last night I was watching a new TV documentary about Switzerland titled: "Hitler's Money Launderers". One of the main whistleblowers of the scheme whereby Switzerland (no questions asked) changed Nazi gold that was stolen from half of Europe, even gold teeth from the dead, into hard cash to finance the German war economy and who worked in a Swiss bank and who had recently uncovered secret banking documents had to flee to USA or face Swiss justice for revealing the truth. The second war would have ended much earlier when the Nazis ran out of money, maybe even in 1942, but for the help of Switzerland, a country which pretended to be neutral and peace loving while financing terror. International banks are responsible for more evil in the world than we can possibly imagine.