This is going to be a bit of a rambling one to cover multiple subject, of which not many have loads to do with running.
Everybody seems to know I don't like Xmas very much. As I've never made a secret about it. But there is a good rule I follow. This rule is: When The Facts Change I Change My Mind.
So being in Zuirch, it's a bit like being back in Boston. Xmas period feels like Xmas. No snow this week, (shame) but still. The Mulled/Gluhwein is flowing. Last night went out with two colleagues and had a blast. No gym or run.
To be fair, I decided that I like Xmas, but only if I choose to. Not because people have puppets singing and dancing Xmas songs. No people saying it's a jolly season. Very funny they have multiple Xmas markets in Zurich. Benefit that they all are smaller and less busy, so you can get to the alcohol and food faster. Disadvantage, there are many. But it's a funny atmosphere and I don't mind it much.
Luckily I was good and did go to the gym Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. And may go on Friday. I'm still staying away from the weights on the arms, use the for legs, but need physio first this week to know what I can and can't do.
Been using the Xcountry machine, for 45 minutes and more at a time. God that is boring, even if the view is Lake Zurich and mountains, and the other clientele is very scenic. But it's got to be done. Back to running next week, in the cold, up the hill and far away. Training for Transvulcania must start soon. Only 83km over a vulcano in May. Should be good.
This week my friend Simon Martin ran 100 miles. Well impressive my friend, well impressive.
So what is next, 2 more Zurich weeks before the year is over then Ezra and Bette in UK and Xmas and New Year and off to Holland for a week. Life couldn't be better. Well it could, I could be rich and pretty and not just one of them.
I made a Xmas wish list and there were no apple products on it. Just other products. Also found that in Zurich in Globus they sell long over the calf socks. How cool is that. Not the fancy colours I normally like, but Burlington with the diamonds. Maybe should get some of those.
So much for now, while watching a movie in my flat in Zurich. Back tomorrow to UK.
Speak soon, will do more before Xmas and New Year so no wishes yet.