Tag Archives: Gear

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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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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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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Favorite Gadgets

I don’t if you know the problem—but when swimming, I inevitably get confused about how many lanes I have already swum. The 25m lanes at my local pool don’t make this any easier, as you have twice the chance of … Continue reading

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Minimal Running Shoes

Running shoe fashions change, too: After a period where it was impossible for a shoe to have enough support and cushioning, I have been perceiving a trend towards more “natural” running for a couple of years. As I always liked … Continue reading

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3/4 Tights and Barefoot

Finally! It has gotten a little warmer today, so I decided to let spring begin (again)! It was warm enough for a 3/4 tight, but that was not enough: I put on my light running shoes without socks! 🙂 And … Continue reading

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The Pleasures of Being Dressed Just Right

I’m having a hard time finding the right gear. Number of layers and outside temperature are not clearly related one-to-one, so what is too cold for me on one day makes me sweat the other day, without any changes in … Continue reading

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Shopping Spree!

I just returned from a walk outside (fresh air! This was even better than Little Davos)—lucky as I am, I passed a sports shop where seasonal clearance sales had just begun. As I needed a two new running shirts anyway, … Continue reading

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