Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Luncheon of the Boating Party

Because the weather has been hot (the heat has gone down a bit by now), rowing on the weekend was scheduled earlier than usually over the last couple weeks to avoid the heat. No problem for me—I was traveling anyway … Continue reading

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Bicycle Repair Man

You may know the famous Monty Python skit (I love it!) … … and since yesterday, I could really need OUR HERO!, because my bike is broken 😦 The wheel bearing seems to be damaged. For some time, the front … Continue reading

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Annoying Motor Boats

The river where we usually row is not that broad; so when there is traffic (e.g., large freight ships), we as the smaller and more flexible boat have to move. Ships cause waves, as you may know. Interestingly, the larger … Continue reading

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It Takes Two to Take Take Two

One of our racing boats (coxless pair) is called “Take Two”; and this was the one my training partner and I used last Tuesday when the rest of our regatta team did not show up for training (!). On Tuesdays, … Continue reading

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What to Drink During Exercise

The first thing you need: water, of course! Especially while running, water is the thing I like best. It puts no stress on your stomach, and the only risk is that you might get stitches when you drink too much … Continue reading

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More Favourite Gadgets: the Hydration Pack

Finally, it has arrived: my new hydration pack! 😀 And although I only take it for the longer units, I really love it. It’s a black Camelbak (the Rogue model), and I’m really happy with it. (Note: I do not … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Swimming!

I had a lot to do, and though I exercised several times, I had no time to blog about it! So let’s go back to last Monday. The weather is beautiful right now (okay, it’s a little cooler today, but … Continue reading

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Post-Exercise Treats, Part 4

One of the joys of longer runs is that once you have run for a while, you get hungry. I love to imagine all types of delicious food, to fantasize about its preparation, to think about what I still have … Continue reading

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A Really Long Run, and a Cute Puppy

Summer has arrived, and today was probably one of the hottest days to date! So instead of getting baked while running, I waited until the sun was close to setting. It was still hot when I left, so I took … Continue reading

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Summer Hack: Cold Water

I encountered a great idea on the Marvelous Internet, which I absolutely had to try: you take a bottle, fill it to about a third, and then lay it flat into your freezer. Once frozen, fill the bottle with regular … Continue reading

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