It’s kinda sad that the 2012 hiking season seems to be over. Not that it’s snowing yet but it’s been wet and ugly, and the views from the peaks are probably less than impressive right now. But we have been out every weekend for shorter local hikes, which has been spectacular given the fall colors…Read details
It seems like summer has come and gone so quickly this year! Last I checked, I was preparing for Ironman Austria, and now it is already the end of September. We have been lucky to have had a gorgeous August and September, with the temperatures still in the high 20’s and low 30’s. I can’t…Read details
After 50km of hiking (more like 80km for the dogs!) Keyla is ready for her bed.
I am not lying when I say that every weekend of the summer is fully planned out! It started with the race in Boise and the trip to Europe for Ironman Austria. Then the 2012 edition of the Across The Lake Swim came and went, with another successful event in the books now. During the…Read details
Manning Park BC
First of all, thank you to everybody who has supported me in my training, has sent me off with well wishes and was following my race online or in spirit! I was thinking about you during the race and am lucky to have such great friends!
Ironman Austria (all pictures here) was the most scenic and best-organized race I have done. I can’t even recall all the little details they had worked on and provided to the racers to support them and make the day easier. The location is spectacular, in the Kaernten region with Lake Woerthersee in the background (and as swim venue). Even though it was hazy we could see the high alpine peaks in the distance.Read details
Too much time has gone by since my last post. I’m not really sure what happened … “busy” can’t always be an excuse. The end of the semester (March/April) was busy with grading and teaching. After a bit of a “breather” towards the end of April I am now teaching 4 online courses (2 for…Read details
What a weekend! It really doesn’t get any better in terms of company, activities, weather and fun! 5 of us, girls that is, hit the road and stayed in Winthrop for the weekend to explore the ski trails that I always rave about. We had cloudless skies the whole weekend, skied for hours each day…Read details
Our second annual ski weekend saw us staying at Sun Peaks, BC, for 4 days. What a blast! We were renting a house that turned out to be super-nice (5 bedrooms, 4 baths, huge kitchen), super-convenient (right on the downhill and xc ski trails) and wonderful to relax in. We skied the xc ski trails…Read details
Happy thoughts and best wishes, love and peace for your body and soul … enjoy the holidays! Life in paradise (i.e. Winthrop, Washington) is so good that I am going to have a hard time leaving yet again. Can’t we delay the start of the semester just a little bit until the ski trails aren’t as good…Read details