The money is so different, these computers are cute
Earlier today Eric and I watched the women’s marathon on Eurosport. Luckily I found an English audio stream on the internet to compliment the images on TV. The streams weren’t exactly synched up so the announcers would talk about something we saw one minute earlier however, it was still better than listening to a language in which I only understand ‘wiener schnitzel.’ It was a great opportunity to see how the course runs. In fact I think it was better than touring the course in person when it’s full of pedestrians and traffic. Watching that race got me pretty pumped to toe the line in one week’s time. Hoo-ha!
Training in Kamen, Germany continues to roll along as the overall volume decreases. We had a good workout a couple of days ago and we’ll have a couple more really light sessions before we race. Just enough to remind us what running marathon pace feels like without tiring us out at all.
As of this afternoon there are only three athletes left here from Canada (Rachel Seaman, a race walker, is the other. Dylan is in St. Moritz at altitude) because everyone else is competing pretty soon. It’s pretty quiet around here, ghost town quiet. Unless we’re watching a Canadian on TV, such as Jessica Zelinka, Brianne Theisen, Cam Levins and Mo Ahmed last night, then it can get noisy. By the way, that 10 000m was absolutely insane!!
Yesterday Eric and I took a 10 minute train ride to check out Dortmund. There are a lot of shops, restaurants and pedestrian only streets right there so it’s a good way to pass an afternoon.
Since arriving in Germany I’ve noticed that safari vests are ubiquitous as they are all the rage amongst the senior crowd. It reminds me of all the mzungus in the Nairobi airport. No one has ever questioned the functional benefits of these vests (lots of pockets, easy layer, etc) but never has the vest made such a statement in the fashion world as it is right now.
Half zipped for a semi-relaxed look. (Bonus sandals with socks in the background)
You can put money on that this guy matches his shoes with his vest.
Cargo pants in case he uses all the pockets on his vest.
I felt like I was missing out so I went into a shop to see if I could pull off the look.
I was sporting a black T-shirt when the kit clearly calls for a button-up shirt with a soft pattern underneath. In the end I just wasn’t feeling like I could rock the look and left the store less of a man.
However it didn’t take long for me to realize just how versatile the safari vest is as it looks fantastic accompanied by a black t-shirt. One could even say the simplicity of the black t-shirt really accentuates the vest as it becomes the focal point of the ensemble.