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Finally! A bunch of summer camp pics!

Summer camp is nearly over and FINALLY they are posting some photos of the last 2 weeks on their facebook page: I am guessing here that this is his german class … And this looks like some arts & crafts … Continue reading

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Good night … falling meteor?

Captured this wonderful and quite dramatic sunset on my evening walk today And there was some running in the morning. It was rather gray and cold.

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Meanwhile … Julius in Koblenz

It’s great that part of Julius German language summer camp are visits to nearby cities to soak up German culture. And I can’t say that I have ever been to Koblenz. But I am very happy that he sent me … Continue reading

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Momentous Milestone, indeed

Back in September ’15 I started working out again and that motivated me to get an Apple Watch in October ’15. Very quickly I got hooked to my streak of hitting my move goal (of 1000 fitness calories per day) … Continue reading

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Running with Iron Men

Well, not exactly 😉 Not as part of the IRONMAN European Championship at least. But as I started my run today, I noticed that bikers were passing over a bridge crossing my path … and then later I saw that … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … Julius visited ‘a’ church

The summer camp kids went on a field trip to Cologne (Köln) today and this is what I got: This is not just ‘a’ church, this is the big Cologne Cathedral! (I actually had told Julius about it and reminded … Continue reading

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Some fun pictures from yesterday’s long run

After doing 11 miles (17.7km) the day before, I actually wanted to keep it easy today and ‘just’ run like 5-6K, but then the weather was so nice and I kept pushing to do just a bit longer. (I ended … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … summer camp update #2

As mentioned before, the hostel is on top of the hill, while the shopping options are down in the valley. So, during spare time, the kids actually get to hike down and back up if they want to get some … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … life signs from summer camp

Somehow Julius managed to get online and sent me those two photos with this caption: And this one he sent me after our good night phone call, showing off that he keeps on doing his skin treatment / facial wash.

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Double Run Fun!

This summer, the climate here is fantastic for running. And unlike last year, when I managed to get a running related injury just before leaving Vietnam, this time I am in top shape and keep exploring all those paths through … Continue reading

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13K in 1h!

It has only been 2 years since I managed to get 10K done in 1h for the first time. That was a critical barrier for me back then. (For me, this is  the line separating joggers from runners). And today … Continue reading

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Off to learn some more German

It’s that part of the summer again that Julius goes away for 2 weeks to improve his German (and practice his social skills with a whole new group of other teenagers). We had selected a different location this time, as … Continue reading

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Evening Walk with Kiddo

It has been a long standing tradition that on our stays here I drag Julius outside for a walk. He might complain at first (and sometimes even after), but during the walk he is actually quite cheerful, talkative, hums along … Continue reading

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Fun with water

In order to keep Julius busy and making him part of the all-men-household, I tasked him today with watering the flowers around the garden (it had been untypical dry the last few weeks, no rain at all) And here is … Continue reading

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MTZ

One of those malls we always swing by when we are here is the Main-Taunus-Zentrum. And since it was already lunch time when we arrived (and Julius recalled the Döner place, and preferred it over the Burito joint we had … Continue reading

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