Tag: perfect

Visiting Monchique with the community

Visiting the Via Algarviana during summer is becoming a tradition. It had been done not only once but actually twice already, hence it made only sense to plan another visit to Monchique, not by car but by the lovely trails Algarve has to offer. This time around I’ve decided to invite the community and see if anyone would be interested to join the quest. 🙂 The following is a… Read more →

Pure bliss in the Eiger Ultra Trail!

I love running. I love the mountains. Trail running combines both and has become a passion my heart and mind lingers for… Düsseldorf is currently my home base and is unfortunately pretty flat. It just doesn’t offer a lot of possibilities to satiate the calling for the sport. There’s wonderful forests around, a million trails to be explored, some elevation… Read more →

Confidence, bliss and the void

Last weekend the Düsseldorf Marathon took place as planned. 😀 The city was vibrant, athletes everywhere, an incredible audience around each corner, a feeling suspended mid-air that a big event was about to take place, as an unusual quietude settled in as key streets were closed to pave way to the runners. With the Estrela Grande Trail challenge approaching, my race was a collaborative one.… Read more →

Stay strong and push your limits

February has been a fabulous month with some tough training in it… I have a quite pragmatic approach to my commitments. Some like to call it stubbornness, I prefer to call it determination. Now that I found my ultra distance coach, I feel much more compelled to train according to plan, rather than running only when the feeling is right. Looking at how the month… Read more →

Running smiles and happy faces

The running community around me keeps positively growing 😀 Colleagues at work join our lunch break runs more often, colleagues become friends, more friends join runs on weekdays or weekends, small family members start joining a few sessions… the numbers just keep growing. I ask myself the question what is it about? Is it really about the numbers? Is it about… Read more →

A perfect run

The alarm clock went off at 5:30 AM…. on a Sunday…. My brain awakes as in any other day, numb, craving for bed after a bad night’s sleep. I get up and start the usual routine, like a week day, until I realise that there won’t be any work today. Gear is waiting for me in the living room and a… Read more →