freitag favorites + fall running

This weekend is supposed to be sunny and warm so we are considering a day trip to the mountains for a little hiking and fall foliage. In the last two weeks, the best views around here have really been on my afternoon/evening runs. I’ve been slowly expanding my knowledge of the trails within a few miles of our house and have found all sorts of great new hills and views to inspire even more exploring. Read more

grand prix von bern

On Saturday afternoon Martin and I headed down to Bern for my first Swiss road race. After weeks of sunny and warm summer weather, spring had returned with cool days and lots of thundershowers. It was overcast when we arrived in Bern around 1:30 pm, but by the time we had finished a quick pre-race lunch the rain was coming down. I tried not to think about the rain and cold, and my anticipation about running 10 miles with thousands of others on wet, cobbled streets. I got my number and Martin and I enjoyed an espresso and huddling under umbrella until my section’s start time around 4:18 pm. Read more