Happy Halloween! We celebrated this year by spooking ourselves up and helping out at the local Trunk-or-Treat. Our friends put a lot of work into organizing a fun event for the kids (and grown-ups too).    


walking, walking, walking

I can't believe how beautiful the light and the colors are, and that it's almost November, and ski season is coming soon. I can't wait for chili dinner tonight, and wearing thick socks. And, I can't complain too much about not running since I get to walk around and enjoy this lovely scenery. 


run some

A friend told me that recovering from an injury takes more discipline than training. Sounds funny, but I am starting to believe it. Not running has been a challenge, and today I let myself have my first twenty minutes of running since Trail du Vuache. It felt good. Now I want to go for hours...The struggle will be not doing too much too soon, and I am taking the time off now so I won't miss more later. The weather is not helping either, it's warm and sunny and the colors are magical. I've enjoyed some slow walks with the camera and taking my time to enjoy the changing season.     



This morning we were wide awake early after changing the clocks. I made blueberry pancakes and we climbed the via ferrata course at Fort l'Ecluse. It was still early, and a beautiful day, so we followed the climb with an easy hike in the Jura- I didn't want to miss looking over the other side to the changing colors.

It was tempting to try running. I took a few strides to see how things feel, and repeated some (cautious) ups and downs, but I plan to be patient and not do too much to soon. 

Lovely view of the Alps today. 

The light faded and the temperature dropped quickly as we finished our loop, rushing back to the car just as it became dark. These short days will take some adjusting, but we still have some hours of light to spend in the mountains.



Yeah for going outside! After a week in the house, I was excited to get out for a walk in the gorgeous sunshine this afternoon. It's a perfect fall day, cool air, toasty sun, and warm colors. Derek and I packed a lunch to picnic in the vineyard and strolled through the forest. Afterwards, we joined friends for beers and boulles. I've been nervous about attempting a walk, but it was encouraging. I'll be back on the trails sooner than I thought, thank goodness.