Monthly Archives: April 2013

Long Evening Runs

I had to work yesterday, and it was really annoying to spend my Sunday in the office. So when I came home by 9 p.m., I was in urgent need for something to cool me down and free my head. … Continue reading

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Newbies at the Club

This weekend was newbie weekend: A new beginners’ class was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and I had volunteered to help. It was great fun to see their curiosity and interest—and also the mix of frustration and joy to be … Continue reading

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Uninspired Training

(Somehow, my post got deleted for whatever reason. I do not have Internet at home, because my neighbours, whose LAN I shared, have moved out, so I connect elsewhere; maybe there was a problem with the connection.) But back to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Sports Bra

Oh my. I wish I had already found one. The one I am mostly wearing for my runs is getting a bit baggy, the second one is complicated to put on (okay, first-world problems), and the third one has very … Continue reading

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Post-Exercise Treats, Part 3

I had eaten a little too much chocolate this afternoon—one of our diploma students, who has now graduated with distinction (and deservedly so!), offered my boss and me a HUGE box of chocolates yesterday. They are delicious, but in combination … Continue reading

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Moonlit Track

The most beautiful full moon rising—time to go for a little run on the 1.25k track! The Champions League soccer game (must see!) was about to start a quarter of an hour after I left, so at first, I had … Continue reading

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The Steering Committee

Rowing is a team sport, the team consisting of the rowers (of course) and, in many cases, a coxswain who steers it. (There are uncoxed boats, but not having to concentrate on the navigation makes things a lot easier.) Because … Continue reading

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Bats and Cherry Blossoms

After a rather lazy week, the beautiful sunshine today was too tempting—so after I had finished the formal corrections of my manuscript (which had been resent almost immediately!), I decided to go home for a little exercise! So today was … Continue reading

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An Exciting Weekend

I had worked hard on a manuscript over the week—and had it ready for submission on Friday! 🙂 I felt very relieved, especially because my boyfriend and I had planned to spend the weekend in Munich! He attended an advanced … Continue reading

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The Pains of the Beginning Rowing Season

As a scientist, I usually don’t swing shovels or carry stones. Which means that my hands are as tender as a baby’s butt. This has serious disadvantages when it comes to rowing, because handling the sculls puts quite some strain … Continue reading

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