After the hell that was running on a mountain, I decided it was best to stay flat the next day. We had seen a river from the top of the mountain that flowed all the way through the valley, connecting town to town so I thought that seemed like the ideal place to run. I wasn’t wrong. It started in a nice, shady part of town:
And I quickly headed out of town and along the crushed gravel path running right beside the beautiful and incredibly clear river.
The view to my left wasn’t bad either.
It was seriously one of the most beautiful places to run I’ve ever seen. I must have said to Joe 50 times that I could live in this town. Obviously, one of the most compelling reasons would be the perfect running– this trail goes on forever and ever and no chance of getting hit by cars, just perfect scenery and a beautiful, flat trail. Bonus: Even in the heat, the water was FREEZING (being glacial water and all) and made the perfect ice bath for my super sore muscles.
Obviously, the best way to recover was a gelato in town. I got lemon and mango, Joe had hazelnut and blueberry (we only discovered this afterward, we basically guessed at the German words and what we thought they might be). Best lemon gelato ever, it was super sour and felt so good on a hot day.
We spent the afternoon being lazy and resting our sore bodies, which meant I got some serious sun time with my beer.
Before we knew it, it was dinner time. Started with a salad with blueberry dressing.
Carrot and thyme soup.
Delicious fish and roasted veggies. I would have felt pretty healthy if it wasn’t for the liter of beer and gelato I had earlier.
Where was your prettiest run?
Favorite flavor of gelato? I really like fruity flavors like lemon, mango, raspberry in the summer but cappuccino is my favorite if it’s not as warm out