Sunday, November 16, 2014


After a stack of my favorite blueberry-chocolate pancakes, Derek and I went for a long walk through the forests and fields. The clouds and winds shifted throughout the day dropping light rain from the sky and dry leaves from the branches. The orange and yellow leaves glowed against the stormy sky, and the light was autumn perfection.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

rainy day

Today has been another rainy day, but sometimes it's great to stay cozy, drink a second coffee, and make a wish list for all the races we want to run in 2015. The racing calendar is going to take a bit of prioritizing and spacing the long runs. There are several we hope to repeat, and new challenges to add to the schedule. After the productive morning, we grabbed our umbrellas and went for a walk in the rain. Hope it's cool enough for this soggy day to make snow in the mountains. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

getting out

It's starting to look like November, grey sky, rainy days, fog, not much left of the vines, and incredible changing leaves. The indoor bike trainer has been helping me stay sane, but I'm happy to do a bit more walking to get around and enjoy the colors.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

sunglasses hunt

We might be a little crazy here, but today we went on a hunt for Derek's lost sunglasses on a leaf covered trail in the Jura. We narrowed their potential location to a half mile stretch of super steep, rocky trail where he dropped them at least once and posed for a photo without them before we reached the end of the section. We set off to retrace or steps, sifting through the deep leaves up the trail. We checked the nearest signposts in case they were found and left there, but we came out the top of the narrow trail empty handed. 

As long as we had made the climb, we might as well continue and enjoy the ridge for a while... and take the long way down through the clouds...but we returned to the car just in time to avoid the dark and race over to join friends for dinner.