Monthly Archives: September 2013

Perfect Splits

After a painful post-regatta Sunday, I dared a little exercise today. Currently, I am on holiday at my boyfriend’s place, with a forest nearby. It was a beautiful autumn day, and so I decided to go for a little easy … Continue reading

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Regatta Time!

Our goal-oriented training has come to an end: we finished the regatta on Saturday with respectable success! 🙂 It was really exciting. I had hardly slept the night before and was really full of adrenaline when we met at the … Continue reading

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Somewhere Under the Rainbow

One thing I dislike about autumn is rain. Especially when training outdoors, and even more so when rowing outdoors. The handles of your sculls get wet, which softens the skin of your palms and adds to the strain they are … Continue reading

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Regatta Training

Since we have started training for our regatta at the end of the month, I have made quite some mileage. And I have the feeling I am getting better—maybe slowly, but steadily. Here’s some things I have learned so far: … Continue reading

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Autumn Intervals

There’s no longer denying it, despite the still beautiful sunshine: autumn is there. It became obvious last week on the misty river, when I rowed in a single racer for the first time. So the day before yesterday was my … Continue reading

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The Ghost Ship

I’m all on my own—in a racing boat, for the very first time! It’s astonishing how different the touch-and-feel is if you are no longer part of a coxed four and have to assume the consequences for all mistakes you … Continue reading

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Post-Exercise Treats, Part 5: Thai Food Fantasies

I had a free sunday last week; and because the weather was fine, I decided for a cycling trip! My bike has been repaired and works smoothly again now, so it was about time for the two of us to … Continue reading

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Orange Glasses

Another very useful piece of gear, particularly for cycling, is a pair of sunnies with orange glasses. I had always wondered why people wear them—they sure look cool, but do they really filter the sunlight, transparent as they are? Apparently, … Continue reading

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SPIDER ALERT!

Oh. My. God. I just got the creeps of my life. As you may have guessed from the title, I had an unpleasant visitor: the most gigantic spider I have ever seen (not even in Australia had I seen a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Season

As much as I love summer, the beginning autumn has one great advantage: it provides us with tasty pumpkins! 🙂 I will present you one of my favorite recipes today. All you need is: a Hokkaido pumpkin oil dried chilis … Continue reading

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