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Fit Life Advice 6: Out in Strong Winter Cold

We had a phase of cold barreling into Europe straight down from Siberia (and Canada and the USA have seen “bomb cyclones,” as they are now popularly called). With climate change, there’s a chance this will happen more often – and when things get bad, we won’t worry about fitness activities out in the cold. […]

Alpine Traditions: The Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden

Feeding people during the Lent fasting season may be strange, showing love as well… but traditions are kept alive even as they change and adapt their original intentions. One such tradition is the Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden, a pretty little tradition now all around loving – and often, somewhat cheeky – gingerbread hearts.

Fit for Winter… with the Center for Mountain Combat

All the advice on winter running is meant to motivate and help go out in the cold season, live a fit life and dare to go out. Ideally even to learn to take on the challenge and the beauty of winter, which is an extreme situation, but not only an extreme.

Fit Life Advice 5: Hydration & Nutrition in Winter Running

It may be an actual advantage to go running in winter – as long as you do it appropriately in regards to clothes and exertion level – as it is cold, and you don’t have to sweat so much. During much of the year, and the times when we typically are more likely to go […]

Experiment. Create. Improve. – My Motto for 2018

My motto for 2017 – Don’t Fear. Get It Done! – went well and not; I feared less and did more, perhaps, but didn’t get done what I really would like to finally finish. Not everything’s in your own power, though, and I did get to more experiences, more writing on the blogs, more videos […]

Fit Life Advice 4: What About the Cold Air?

One of the small and usual concerns with running in the winter: Wouldn’t breathing in all that cold air be bad for one’s health? Where I live, it’s a very windy area with little protection, so that thought easily comes into play. You’d learn quickly to dress appropriately, but what about exposed skin and the […]

Winter Running. Mountain Day: Up the Feuerkogel

In my engagement with the cold, and the running in it, mountains play a role. Of course. As I live at the very end of the Alps, where there is more of the Hungarian Plains than even of hills, their role is unfortunately limited. First, I have to be able to get to some mountains… […]

“Drifting” through Shinjuku & Shibuya, Tokyo – Blade Runner Parkland

Tokyo, on my arrival and first days, presented itself as a megalopolis from high up, that felt like a collection of villages on the ground. Back again, with the Autumn Festival taking place in the Meiji Shrine park and with the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku and Shibuya, it was parkland – and Blade Runner. […]

Traveling with Memories: Back from Kyoto to Tokyo, Thinking Back to Twenty Years Ago

We don’t often have reason to think of where we’ve come from and where we’ve gone. In this world of instant communication and a fascination with youthful impulsivity, even less so. Travel bloggers just seem to show great views and great experiences, every week in a different place, all somehow the same. Traveling, anyways, is […]