Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A summer weekend in North Hesse

I visited Astrid and her family in North Hesse last weekend. We went to an open air Shakespeare play at a forest stage and rowing on the Edersee near Kassel. It was nice. Thanks!

Astrid, Lea and me rowing on the Eder lake (&copy 2007 by Jolle)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

European jumping championship in Mannheim

Astrid made a small break from her long summer holiday and we went to the final of the European jumping championships in Mannheim on Sunday. Gold and Bronze medal were captured by Germans, the resulting athmosphere at the track was great, as you can imagine.

On the photo you can see the Swiss Christina Liebherr, who was at first place before the finals and who had some bad luck in the last round.

FEI European jumping championship in Mannheim(&copy 2007 by Jolle)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Big big burger

That's how an American dinner looks like, if you go to the Cheese Cake Factory in King of Prussia near Philadelphia. Hmmmm! :)

A big Philadelphia burger from the Cheese cake factory(&copy 2007 by Jolle)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Rain & Sun

The weekend was fun. The trike tour on Saturday in the Alps was still rainy, but on Sunday the summer came back shortly for our sailing & pedalo trip on the Bodensee. Alltogether it's been a nice weekend with friends. See some photos at Marc's site.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Weekend at the Bodensee

This weekend I will be at the Bodensee with friends amidst the flood warnings and rainy weather. We planned to ride trikes on saturday and in sailing on sunday. I'm sure that we will have fun anyway.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

I decided to quit

As already feared, training was'nt sufficient this year. The external conditions were perfect, but my fight started already at km 40 on the bike, so I decided to quit after 150 km. My muscles were sore and running a marathon in that shape was out of question. So now I will enjoy the rest of the day at the beach cheering the better trained. :) Jolle

&copy 2007 by Jolle
Starting in Schwerin at Saturday

&copy 2007 by Jolle
SThe bike park with the Baltic Sea in the background

&copy 2007 by Jolle
Sunset at the campsite

&copy 2007 by Jolle
A friend finishing

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Ostseeman Triathlon

Tomorrow I'll drive to Gluecksburg, now the fourth year in a row. I again try to finish the Ostseeman, an Ironman distance triathlon. It would be my third one here, the first year I just ran the marathon in a relay team.

Again I trained less than needed and much less than the last years. I could not motivate myself enough, as I had planned. There are simply too much other things in life than triathlon training. So I guess, it will be the last long distance triathlon for now. Next year I'll concentrate more on ultraruns and smaller triathlons.

So, wish me luck for Sunday, this time I will definitely need it!

My summer holiday...

10 days vacation. Does not sound much. Is not much. Moreover the weather is not really like my dream of a summer holiday. Anyway, I try to make the best out of it.

It started on Saturday with a big open air live event in front of the Mannheim castle. Juli and Pink performed on the stage and it was really good.

Sunday I went to Zennern to visit Astrid at home and spend some days discovering the surrounding area. We went to Fritzlar, the next bigger town (see photo) and visited the documenta (modern art exposition) in Kassel.

Astrid & me in Fritzlar (&copy 2007 by Jolle)

Wednesday I continued to Schwerin and spent some time with my family.