Europeans up to the top…

by Francesco Here in Belgium the weather is getting quite wet and “wintery”, while back in Trentino summer is still ongoing. My mother decided to feed my jealousy with this pic taken at Rifugio Laresei (between Trentino and Veneto), but it gave me the chance to show that up in the mountains we do appreciate the EU, particularly because we were right on the front during WWI… Nothing makes you love a peace project like the experience of war. Advertisements Continue reading Europeans up to the top…

The good, the bad… and the fun

After telling you all about our experience, the time has come to give you an overview of what this race (and everything attached) might have in store for you. Virtually every person whom we have told about our project of running a trail marathon in the mountains of Northern Mongolia has reacted with (polite) scepticism: why would we want to choose such a remote place, let alone such a hard challenge, for our first steps as husband and wife? Why not choose to spend a fortnight on the beaches of Bali or in a luxury tourist resort on some African … Continue reading The good, the bad… and the fun

Thoughts of the day(s) after

My knee is sore. Did I really do it?! I don’t feel like a marathoner. I really did it! My legs are stiff, but it could be worse. (After sitting down for too long) God I had almost forgotten I ran a marathon yesterday. Food! More food! Shower. Hot shower. Maybe it will help with the soreness (S*** there’s no hot water). When is lunch? Remember to drink plenty of water. Keep walking a little bit. Lunch, finally! Weirdly enough I don’t feel nauseous. Nap. Can’t sleep though. Oh wait, actually I can. Let’s try and run a couple of … Continue reading Thoughts of the day(s) after