Back in Stuttgart and done with Stuttgart-Lauf 2014

Home, sweet home! Smiley Even though our trip through the US was absolutely stunning, it feels good coming home again after 5 weeks on the road. Plus, I had an appointment to keep: before we had left, my friends talked me into signing up for the Stuttgart-Lauf (only the 7 km, not the 21 km!!). At first, I thought it might not be a good idea participating in a run 3 days after we come back from another time zone. But then, I thought I simply try it. What can I loose? Not to forget, we did a lot of hiking in our holiday so that should do for a training.

I was quite a bit nervous in the morning – don’t get fooled by this picture, the penguin from “Stuttgarter Kinderzeitung” that sneaked up into my pic, made me laugh Smiley

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But once we started, it felt great. Moreover, the track is very easy, too. You only have to cross two bridges, the rest of the street is flat.

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We were also very lucky, weather-wise. It rained cats and dogs before we started but then stopped and stayed dry and fresh.

And that’s me, after the run, exhausted and happy and very satisfied with my time of 46 minutes! Smiley

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Did anyone else participate in the Stuttgart-Lauf or plans to do another run in or around Stuttgart this year? I would love to do one more. Maybe the Charity run “Secretary Run” which I did last year and liked very much.

More information about:

Stuttgart-Lauf 2014

Stuttgarter Kinderzeitung

Secretary Run Stuttgart 2013

We raised 150 Euro for Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V.! Thank you very, very much for your support guys.

For all of you who are new to this blog, I participated in a charity run last Thursday called “Secretary Run”. It was a 5 km Funrun, starting at Stafflenbergstrasse and leading around Uhlandshöhe.

 

It was quite a small event, I think we were around 35 runners. But it was a very relaxed atmosphere and everybody was in a good mood.

We were extremely lucky with the weather. Thursday was a rather cold and rainy day in Stuttgart. But the rain stopped five minutes before we started our run and at the end, even the setting sun came out to cheer us up on our last kilometer. Smiley

Here are some impressions from the track:

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From Stafflenbergstrasse, you have a lovely view over Stuttgart. I wouldn’t mind living there.. Zwinkerndes Smiley

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The track led through very nice residential areas. I haven’t been in this part of Stuttgart very often in the past so the run included a bit of sightseeing as well.

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As I said, it was a very small event so they haven’t blocked the streets, only put up these signs… Smiley

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Here we come…

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… and there we go… Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund

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And that’s the view we got rewarded with on the finish line… nice, hum?!

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I really enjoyed participating in the Secretary Run and I will definitely be in next year, too. I only hope they manage to motivate some more runners and thus raise more money for Brustkrebs Deutschland, that would be nice.

More information about:

Secretary Run (only in German)

Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V. (only in German)