Archives of Recovery

Only half crazy – my Ironman 70.3 journey

If you’ve been following my older blog posts you might know that I’ve been struggling with a nasty knee injury for about two years. After I got surgery in October 2016 I finally did my comeback race in august 2017 – a sprint distance triathlon in my hometown. Since then I’ve been working really, really hard […]

Recovery = body language

Is it the food, foam rolling, giving your favourite masseur a visit… So many sports, so many ways to recover. But what is good for you? For example, my body has a natural slow way of repairing. If I pay the gym a visit, it can take day’s before the soreness is out of my […]

What’s In My Race Bag

It’s RACE WEEK! Last year I was super calm before each race because I knew what I was capable of, because I knew how much I trained and because it was my first real triathlon season I didn’t really expect that much. So I was even more surprised about my good performance – which lead […]

Recovery Diary, Day 282 – am I ready to race?

The past year has been a rollercoaster ride at its best, it had so many ups and downs. My 2016 made a change from the excitement of having a triathlon coach and working consistent on my performance, of seeing improvements in all three disciplines, of believing in myself and of feeling really strong – to […]

The Comeback or the throwback (after my crash)?

It’s been a month, actually 6 weeks since my crash. I had to make up my mind of when I was coming back in the peloton. I know myself, if I plan this too much, I won’t go through with it. Just because I would push myself too much. Cycling is still a hobby. So […]

My Top 5 Motivational Videos

These are some short films that motivate me A LOT to go out and swim, bike, run! Jan Frodeno’s Long Distance World Record race at Challenge Roth last year: Jan Frodeno.. again. An older video but so honest and so good:   The most beautiful swim style I’ve ever seen: One of the most touching […]

What Defines A Crash

Disappointment … that is the key word that describes my last weekend. So, it’s been a week. A week full of tears, pain (a lot of pain – not only physical, but mentally too), and disappointment. It was the first weekend in a month I was free, free of duty. So I said to myself let’s […]

Save Your Brain – Wear a Helmet

One of the things I was super scared of when I went on my first bike ride post surgery was falling off my bike and on my knee. But then again I thought: You didn’t have a single bike crash in more than 3 years – so why should you now? I still didn’t have […]

What’s the plan? What’s next?

Currently my “training” doesn’t really look like training.. which is okay because I REALLY enjoy that I have the freedom to chose whatever I and my knee feel like doing. I swim, I ride, I run, I try to increase my distance on my bike rides and my runs, but then I fall off my […]

Back to Lake Garda

If you read my first blogpost you know that my boyfriend and I keep going to Lake Garda once a year for holiday and cycling (and running and swimming and eating pizza and gelato). However, in 2016 we did a bike tour in the mountains and I for the first time noticed the pain in […]
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