Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cast off !

Training stats
Tu 20/03: slow jog, 10K, 1:06 hrs

Good news from the doc. He allowed me to take off the cast. One week earlier than expected! Less nice his answer was when I asked him whether my arm will get as fit as it was before the accident. Okay, I will work on it. Runners don't give up early.

Yesterday I accompanied fellow runner U along a short part of his 4th stage of a long-dictance-run. U is probably the first person who does the recently opened Ruhrtal bike path on foot. It's a distance of roughly 150 miles and he hopes to complete it within 5 days. He started last Friday and yesterday he passed our hometown Witten according to schedule. (don't worry, it's only a museum railway which works only once a month)

U explains that it is the constant and permanent movement what fascinates him and he loves to relax by running slowly for hours. He is a dedicated long-distance runner, a committed musician and a professional firefighter.

I add some photos of our local Ruhr valley. The Ruhr is a clean river without industrial shipping. The source is close to Winterberg, a small town high in the mountain range of the Sauerland, and it meets the river Rhine after 150 miles at Duisburg.

Castle Hardenstein dates back to 14th century.

A small ferry opened last year to serve the many bikers who follow the very popular river path. The boat starts work at mid of April.


Blogger Sabine said...

150 miles in 5 days??? Tell him, I think he is mad. :-)

It's good to hear the plaster is off! I think with your "stubborness" you will get the arm to work again properly real soon.


9:12 am  
Blogger Marcus said...

Ulli rocks - in every meaning thios word implicates!

4:40 pm  

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