My running in 2017 hasn't been that brilliant. I'm getting out there (good), but the runs are short (4-5 k) and a bit of a struggle. This may have something to do with the weather here in Munich- winter has arrived big style, bringing with it lots of snow, slippery pathways, sudden snow drifts and making running a hard slog. Plus I've been doing some hiking in the mountains with friends (hubby is working) and I am definitely feeling the mountains in my thighs! Today we hiked for 3 1/2 hours round a few alpen lakes - it was minus 17! I've never walked any distance in that temperature before, but apart from my eyes streaming with the cold, causing my glasses to steam and then ice up, it was fantastic. Beautiful blue skies, pure, virgin snow. A picnic at a lake side - standing and rather short because we didn't want to get cold - and ending up in a lovely, picturesque Bavarian restaurant for a well-earned lunch. I suppose it's a different way of keeping fit, ploughing uphill through about 12 inches of virgin snow certainly trains your legs. I hope I'm not too stiff tomorrow - cos I really need to run again.
Here are a few pictures to give you an impression of how beautiful it all is!