I was just kidding a bit with the headline of this entry, but it really feels like this at times when the dialect here is so heavy you understand pretty much nothing – but good company and nature makes up for it again 😉
I´ve split this whole entry into two parts, so it´s not too much to read at once 😉
23.09. 11hours through Germany
As everyone knows, I totally love traveling by train, especially the fact that it´s always on time and people are so social and making sure that everyone around is also just feeling fine. Noone would ever think about the trains being late, the people being rude and noisy in the silence waggon or…okay, enough of my terrible sarcasm, but that´s how I actually think when knowing I have a train ride ahead that´s longer than an hour or two.
Today I started an hour earlier to make sure I won´t be missing my connecting train in Oldenburg, because you never know what happens. So I dragged my super heavy suitcase (am I traveling for a year or a damned week, actually?) through they grey weather of Wilhelmshaven and hopped onto the train, just to be super annoyed by the noisy people on there. But what else to expect, really?
When it comes to noisy poeple, my trainride was mostly just what I had expected: annoying poeple and noise where there was not no noise supposed to be. Being in first class at least made my butt hurt later than usual, but sitting for so long times with just little breaks in between is nothing for my butt, nor for the rest of my body that was by the minute aching more and more.
But, surprise: I was on time! At least Deutsche Bahn was on time, let´s put it this way. Because up until Augsburg everything was fine, and then the Bavarian railroad company took over and fucked it up and made me enjoy an extra of 30 minutes on the train through rainy areas of Southern Germany. What a joy! I mean, who´d want to arrive, relax, change clothes, take a hot shower and just feel reborn afterwards? I´d rather just sit in a damned train in which you did not get any information on how long it was actually gonna take.
Anyways, I made it and that´s what counts – but was dead tired and in desperate need of caffeine to survive the rest of the day as it had just been 7pm (and felt like 11pm to be fair).
24.09. Baking baking cake cake zebra?
My time here actually started with baking a cake – I really did get up, grabbed some breakfast early and then started baking the cake for my mum. The blog on the cake baking is still to follow, stay tuned for it! It went rather well, and for once I even managed to keep the kitchen clean and already clean and tidy up whilst baking, which never worked before – maybe not working in the own kitchen makes you more motivated to do so 😉
I was really worried the cake might not turn out well, but it turned out just amazingly tasty and what a goodlooking motherfucker it was! God damn, I really need to bake it again, so good – especially because it still tasted great the day after, too! No light cake for summer maybe, but for spring, autumn and winter just perfect.
In the afternoon and after having inserted many calories (aka much cake) into our tummies, we went to Munich to do the “Clueless in Munich” rally that I alrwady wrote about **HERE** – luckily the weather was kind with us, it could´ve looked and ended really differently. Even though then I probably would´ve not been bitten my a damned mosquito. Those annoying animals just love me, no idea why.
When we got back home, we were just tired from strolling around in Munich – I really tried to do some blogging, but ended up falling halfway asleep again and again and then just gave up – my body told me to just leave that for later.
25.09. Running through the green
Somehow, I am not sleeping well here right now – I have no idea why, the past two times everything was just fine but this time I keep waking up early and feel like going back to napping just after having had breakfast.
But today I had to kick ass, as clear as that – my training plan told me to go out and run, and do that for 15km. I was looking for a route but in the end just ditched the plan and took another one which was a more beautiful one – totally the right choice. I really struggled with the unstable ground, and with the little hills up and down it felt like so much more than just 15km. I was really wrecked but relieved the, at the start rainy, weather had turned out so great and sunny. It was so mind relaxing, not seeing poeple whilst running and just enjoying nature.
The rest of the day, not much happened anymore – some necessary grocery shopping and a shared lovely dinner and cooking, and then just sauna, sauna, sauna and relaxing and licking wounds – my feet and legs were just totally destroyed, probably even more than after my first half-marathon.
26.09. Rain and darkness
I started sleeping a bit better, though I kept on having the same dream again last night as I had every night since I came here – no nightmare, just makes me wonder why I keep dreaming it over and over again.
Nevertheless I had a lazy start into the day and doubtful looks out of the window as we had planned to go to Ammersee and do a boat ride there but with all the clouds and the not so positive weather forecast…
But before all that, I decided to take a nap – I have vacations, so why not? Come on! And in just 3 days I am turning 30, so one more thing that allows me to do so!
Already on the car ride to Ammersee later on we discussed what we should do if it wasn´t clearing up and was remaining all rainy…and when we were taking a little walk in the fog and grey weather we decided to leave it like this and just give it another try the next day.
So it´s been an unplanned relaxed day, with the fire place being lit in the evening and me falling halfway asleep in front of it…