Running In Cologne Without Cologne.
I’ve been quiet the last few days. The truth is that I was very tired in Salzburg and then put myself through a 15 hour cross country dash to get to Cologne on Thursday.
I stopped off in Frankfurt along the way and it is a fucking shit hole. I ended up in a red light district that made the Reeperbahn look like Pall fucking Mall.
I ran on trails for the first time since Green Man on Wednesday in Salzburg and I enjoyed it.
I tried running up Oberwinkl and approached it a little too confidently. I had to back down after only 250m of ascent as the gradient became greater than 10% and I couldn’t breathe. I want to come back to Salzburg one day and get all the way to the top and roar like fucking Balboa.
This is my last night in Cologne and although it’s a great City it isn’t very good for running. I managed 5km tonight but it was too stressful with lots of roads to cross and too many slab headed twats clutching bottles of Fruh.
Tomorrow I am off to Eindhoven for a day and then I’m rushing over to Paris on Monday night. The last part of my journey maybe contained too many stops. I probably needed a month to see all of the sights.
I’m looking forward to being back in London on Tuesday. I feel sad that my wee gurns will be over for a while but I’ve had a great trip. My next European journey will involve a voyage across Western France into Northern Spain, Portugal, Southern France and Italy. This will hopefully take place at the beginning of autumn.
In April I’m gonna set myself the challenge of keeping to a low sugar diet for 30 days as my Haribo consumption at the minute is out of control and I want to be at my leanest for the London 2 Brighton 100KM Challenge in just over a month.
I think it is about time I bought some new running shoes too. I’ve put 1000 miles into these Nike and they are starting to fall apart.
Finally I’m so proud of myself that I’ve enjoyed my holiday without alcohol. I never dreamt it would be possible but I’ve succeeded up until now and it’s been brilliant!
See you later fuckers.