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Monday, July 18, 2011

Digital Manifestations

Some photos from my first week in Zurich after the race.

This is Parpaner Rothorn, a mountain that springs up out of the town of Lenzerheide. It sits at 2,891m.

It was expensive to get up to the peak, so I thought I would make the most of it and run down. I imagined it would be pretty easy going and breathtakingly scenic, but it turns out 981m of elevation loss and rocky trail makes for a brutal run/walk-whereit'stoosteeptorun. I only ran to the midway section too, I could already feel the DOMS coming on. Anyway, a bit of fun!

Above is the view to the top from the mid-section, and below is the path down.

My homestay Marco and I also went for a swim in the chilly lake at the bottom! Marco is swimming the English Channel in a team this week, so he teased me saying the water was warm.

Ash also came to visit me from the AIS base in Aix-Les-Bains in France. For those who didn't know, Ash won the Edmonton World Cup last week, a day after my 2nd in Zurich. Well done Ash :)

Breakfast is an important ritual between us. This is my rooftop view at breakfast from Marco's house.

Another part of the ritual is finding wild blackberries from the bushes around Marco's house for our cereal!

And here's some shots of the wonderful city.

That's all for now :)

1 comment:

  1. haha you look so little next to Marco. Some good shots once again! Have an extra portion of blackberries for me each morning please :)