Monday, September 3, 2012

Month in Review: August

Is this thing on??

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been contemplating to shut this blog down. Then on the other hand, I really enjoyed it at times and like to look back over my monthly reviews and race reports. So at least for those, I will keep it up and maybe I even feel like writing about other stuff again soon enough.

Let's recap August then:

At the beginning of August, I finally got my groove back on the bike, after being off the wheels for two weeks in July due to vacation. I felt like I got a good block in the first two weeks, but because of the business trip to Germany in the last two weeks of August, I still didn't clock a bunch of bike or swim miles. At least I was able to keep up my running and even did a little bit of yoga in the hotel room while gone. While in Germany, my parents came to visit (my home town is around 4 hours by car away from where I was for work) and we got quite some hiking in.

On Saturday, we drove to the Bavarian Forest and did around 4 solid hours of hiking. The weather forecast didn't look great for the day, but we never got rained on. We hiked to the "Landshuter Haus" the long way and had lunch there before taking a shorter route back to the car.

Pauli dragging a stick around while hiking in the Bavarian Forest.
Arrrrgh... I am going to defeat you silly stick!
Trying to figure out our route back to the car.
German and Bavarian flag at the "Landshuter Haus".

On Sunday, we stayed close by in Landshut before my parents took off back home. Even though we basically hiked in town, we still got two hours in by hiking around the castle grounds and from there down to town and back up again.

View of Landshut from Trausnitz Castle.
Sculpture Museum in Landshut.
Art on the Isar River.

Pauli having a drink.
Trausnitz Castle
Worn out doggy.  
Another view over Landshut.
Finally bought a dirndl! ;-)

The trip to Germany was great, but between work, trying to get my workouts in and trying to meet friends that I haven't seen in years, I really have been burning the candle on both ends.

I am struggling to readjust and the last two days of workouts were very discouraging. The heat and humidity that we still have in SC sure don't help either. I am just so glad that we have a holiday today and hopefully I will soon feel like myself again.


  1. enjoy a few days of rest - i'm sure the traveling/visiting in germany wore you out! as much as i want to workout on while traveling (running new areas), sometimes it's just too stressful to try to keep the same load you'd keep at home. if you need another grueling workout on the SRT i am always available, haha.

  2. Sounds like you had a busy month like month. I am now feeling more relaxed and ready to tackle the last few hard weeks of marathon training with less on my plate. Hope you find your groove again!

  3. Love all the pictures - Germany is definitely on my bucket list. Even with as busy as you were, you still logged some serious miles in August. Be proud!

  4. Glad you are still posting! I have been bad too- but it's always nice to look back at what you have done and accomplished! Germany looks awesome