Friday, May 15, 2009

Zürich Marathon

Leave it to the Swiss to host a perfectly organized marathon! It was a beautiful day here in Switzerland, which made for a great run around Lake Zürich. Not only was it scenic, but I set a new PR of 3:13:17. The frosting on the cake was that my family was there to cheer me on. Cool! I was really excited when I found out that I took first place among the USA runners. Yes, there were more than three of us..ha ha ha. If you want to see the results, click here. To view overall results, age group, and women only, click & navigate from here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring Break/Business Trip

Bret had to go to Germany on business and because Adam had some time off from school we went along for the trip. While we were in Germany we were able to see our old neighborhood and reminisce. We also enjoyed eating at our favorite restaurant, going shopping at one of our favorite shopping centers, swimming at the hotel, and playing all day long at the Playmobil Fun Park. We had a great time at Playmobil. What a great park! It has several different themed play parks where you can enjoy being as active or as lazy as you choose.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


We've survived another Swiss winter and we all participated in the Kerzerslauf to celebrate the beginning of spring! This was the first time the whole family ran together. I ran the 15km, Bret ran the 5k, Adam was in the 1.3 km, and Ally finished up with the 300m! Kerzers is a little town located just outside of Bern. It is only about 45 minutes away from home. The weather was a bit cool but that didn't stop us from having a great time. Ally was hilarious. She started out strong and was leading the pack when all of a sudden she started to cry. She pulled herself together and still crossed the finish line looking like a little diva. Adam got held up when a whole bunch of boys fell over the top of one another just after crossing the starting line. In spite of the interruption, he also had a great race with strong finish. Bret and I laughed the entire day; I was in freaking tears. Spring has sprung! Hooray! Kerzerslauf link