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Ski, swim and bramboraky

I know this blog should be predominantly about running but there are so many other things in my life that take place, too. After several months without visiting my mother who lives in Prague (I don’t like driving in winter), last Thursday we hit the road again as mom offered us to cook bramboraky, the traditional Czech ‘potato pancakes’, the one meal we cannot resist :-).

After 9 hours on the German highway, the fabulous smell of fried rasped potatoes with garlic, herbs and pieces of chicken meat (my mom’s special variety of bramboraky) guided us home. We spent a nice Friday in Prague, walking around, visiting friends, enjoying the first spring days. And then on Saturday early morning we hit the road again, this time to Zell am See and Kaprun for some more skiing.

In Kaprun, a new huge spa was opened recently so we had to visit. We spent 3 lazy hours there (there goes my Saturday running…) during which we hardly managed to swim 500 metres (”Honey, lets swim a bit otherwise I have nothing to log these days”) and the only thing that came to mind after that was enjoying a nice glass of beer in the near pub.

On Sunday the guilt feeling (no running since Wednesday night) combined with blue sky made us get up early again. We could see the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier bathing in the morning sun and although nowadays I am really keen on running, so far NOTHING beats the feeling of fresh crispy snow under my feet and high snowy mountains around me. We allowed ourselves the luxury of half a day skiing knowing we still had 10 hours to drive home… and it was absolutely worth it.

Now on Monday evening I am logging and blogging and hopefully still finding time for some running. My body won’t be fooled by any other excercise.

P.S. Back from my evening run. Rule to remember: do NOT drink water after eating plums (or do not eat too many plums).

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6 thoughts on “Ski, swim and bramboraky

  1. Wow – just WOW. That spa looks amazing, and your weekend sound like a perfect break. Can you feel the waves of jealousy reaching from my grey corner of the UK?

    • Yes, I do. feel free to be jealous, it was worth it. The first 5 minutes were a bit lukewarm as it looked like a very lazy place. But short after that (and after our first coctail in the salt water pool) words like indulgence, luxury and relaxation outweighed the ‘activity thoughts’…

  2. The dinner alone sounds worth that drive. What beautiful picture.

  3. Yes, I do. feel free to be jealous, it was worth it. The first 5 minutes were a bit lukewarm as it looked like a very lazy place. But short after that (and after our first coctail in the salt water pool) words like indulgence, luxury and relaxation outweighed the ‘activity thoughts’…

  4. 12honzade on said:

    Unbelievable… What a coincidence.. it was almost two years ago, we spent very nice week in Kaprun (in September), … I was running around Zell-am-See every morning.. Thanks for reminding me that great time.. Cheers, 12:)

    • Small world indeed – I was thinking about you and your home-office-home runs as I was driving across the Barrandov bridge last week. The loop around the Zell-lake is exactly what we intended to run! No doubt we will be back – perhaps for the Hiking Marathon in August – and we WILL run there!

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