On the Table: Choucroute

On the Table: Choucroute

Tonight’s dinner is one of my favourite meals here in France: choucroute garnie! It’s a dish from northern France, usually thought of as originating around the Franco-German border region in Alsace. It consists of fermented cabbage (sauerkraut) topped with...
Commuting to CoSMo

Commuting to CoSMo

From home to work is about a five kilometer trip for me and I’ve made it in a variety of ways over the last six months working at CoSMo. I enjoy the commute and I have used it to do everything from read and catch up on news to getting some additional exercise...
Keep Moving

Keep Moving

So I was meant to run for an hour yesterday but, as I wrote, my left calf was giving me trouble from a little past the first kilometer. I tried to walk it off but that didn’t work, so I walked the last couple of kilometers of the three or so that I managed and...
Late Season Races

Late Season Races

My early season races are all set: I’ll be racing the Saint Fons 12 Hour in just three weeks time and the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra 24 Hour about a month after that. My goal race for the season is also set for September: the 175K Ultratour du Leman. Assuming I...
Walking and Ultrarunning

Walking and Ultrarunning

One of the things that is important in ultrarunning is spending time on your feet. Not only do you have to be used to running long periods, you also have to be prepared for just being out there for long periods, moving towards a finish line or a time limit, making the...
Nutrition – March: Week 3

Nutrition – March: Week 3

Another week of tracking my nutrition and sticking to the No Sugar, No Grain (NSNG) and largely ketogenic or low carb approach. Things continue to hum along nicely and I’m feeling good, though there were a couple of days this week that threw me around a little...