Just a week after the wild running experience at the Helsinki City Trail, during the Suunto Summit, it was time for another one of those little adventurings: Overnight train, one-night stay, marathon, overnight train back. This time: To Venice for the Venice Marathon. Yep, Italy again.
Three years – has it really been three years already?! – after the first time I visited the place my wife grew up and her parents still (mainly) live, deep in the countryside of Hunan, we returned. One of the things I returned to was running in a circle.
You want to make yourself at home somewhere, you will be there, go in circles, find the change, and learn from it. Sometimes, you will do so returning to places and races, and quite by chance…
In Austria, and particularly its east, I’ve lived for the longest time. So, it is just natural that I’d think I know this place and find little of interest in it anymore. Jaded and inured to the charm… To make myself really at home here and remember that there’s a lot I don’t know and […]
The passion for exploratory living does, admittedly, profit handsomely from some studies in contrast. My personal practice for that (as you, my dear readers, may have noticed ;) ) are trips to the Traunsee in the Salzkammergut, Upper Austria.
“I think there are limits [in ultra-distance running]… but I don’t think anyone actually ever reaches theirs.” Anton Krupicka in Kilian’s Quest S04E05. For training and gear testing – and of course, for the fun of it – I found myself running around the lakeside road to ‘my mountain’ (the Traunstein) again. It was a […]
One of the practices of at-home-making I have discovered for myself is the simple practice of moving through the places I find myself in and want to more deeply immerse myself in. It doesn’t have to be running, it can also just be running around, walking and being a flaneur, but it often does take […]
It’s a beautiful sunny day again, the concentration of airborne pollutants makes for an air quality index (AQI) coming in at only around 100… 25 is already considered the upper limit for health concerns, but for Beijing, 100 is very nice. The weekend before last, strong wind had come through, and it had all been […]
Sometimes it’s good to take a break from all the philosophical postings and pondering and just go for some time outdoors. It’s spring here, after all. With the changing seasons, regular old training sessions are getting new rather than old… And with the mountain goats (chamois), being out running on the mountain, there came a runner’s […]