Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

Berlin M Day-1…

Not to be repeating myself across posts…but woke up early again! 4:30 am, just in case 🙂 Heard water drops, but apparently was dreaming it. Strange feeling to sleep in a foreign apartment! More sleep and more waking up. Until the light came through the window and I decided to get up for breakfast. Oat porridge sweetened with banana and topped by dried cranberries and gojjiberries. And orange juice. And water. Got myself ready to the exhibition. Decided to skip the Breakfast Run, even though it was a bit of fun last year. Don’t want to stress myself at the exhibition later today.
Foggy and sunny behind it, aimed to the bus and then the subway to the exhibition…Of course, 10,000 people had the same idea to come at the opening….

Not waited long though, got my numbers (much less queue at the female runner counters…). Wished to change to start group C, but was required an official paper of an actual result. So skipped it. Got my two pace armbands and left the exhibition without finding new sun glasses 😦

Back home went really smoothly. Felt like on a cloud. Changed to running gear (opted for long sleeves from SF mara, Boston supernova shorts and compression socks. Took as well a light scarf). Crossed the central station and aimed towards Reichstag…7 minutes from leaving the apartment and I was reaching the clothes area! Good to know! Followed a few km with pretty easy pace running, hot to the start and saw my letter, ran to the first roundabout and back to Brandburgen Tor. Then after difficult crossing over, ran back home. Beautiful weather, if only remains for tomorrow! Few hair supplies shopping and back home for new clothes changing!

Lunched at Vapiano, taking the safest card: spaghetti bolognaise with basil.



Ate under the sun and took all the time I needed. Back home again after that, I felt extremely tired. The heel was making itself remembered and it ain’t good sign for tomorrow 😦 Decided for a quick map and woke up TWO hours later, even more tired… Went up anyway, more water, a soy dessert and a hot bath.
Clothes are ready waiting early for tomorrow. Watch is loaded. Energy feels are waiting silently to play their role. Just me left to get ready!
Night is falling slowly on Berlin. Time for more sleep. Tomorrow is the day!

Berlin…(finally) less than 1 day to go!











6 responses

  1. Good luck with the race! What an amazing one to run.

    September 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm

  2. marie-thé

    bravo bravo et bravissimo

    September 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm


    Nice to meet you also.
    Congratulations to a great race.


    October 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

    • Really nice meeting you too!
      And thanks for kind words.

      Hope you got back home safe and ready to run and rock again 😉

      October 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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