19. May 2014 by swissfitchick
Good morning! I hope you are all well, and rested from the weekend. We were blessed with an early summer! But let’s start with Friday – my last day with Laura – which was definitely MARVELOUS.
Laura arrived from her adventures in the mountains on Friday afternoon in Zurich and I made sure my train from Basel arrived at the same time, so I could pick her up. We left our stuff at my appartment and strolled around Zurich for a while. Before dinner I took Laura to my favorite bar/lounge ON the lake – lucky us we had it completely to our own. This called for an aperitif while watching the sunset. Dinner was just a short walk away – at a really nice Italian place at the lake. We shared an Italian antipasti platter for a starter….soo good. …and then both went for grilled fish, which was prepared at our table. Sweet. ….all accompanied by the lakeview. Saturday early morning I walked Laura to the station for her to catch the train to the airport. It was so sad 😦 The day was so beautiful and I really didn’t want my new friend to leave!! I was happy though when I read that she made it home safely and this time straight from Zurich to Atlanta. We already agreed to meet again in Italy coming October with our Momma’s 🙂
I spent my morning with a good strength session – day 4 of my LBC program…oh my geeee. Hard.
Then I spent a solid 2 hours at the lake. I knew I had to face the fact that I will have to move away from the lake and Sandro and I tried to face this pain on Saturday. I plugged in my headphones and soaked it up – the memories, the longing and the sad goodbye. It hurt but it was needed. The lake and my neighbourhood there is my place of peace, my island, my constant best friend and I always felt so very much privileged to live there and to have the lake right in front of my house. I loved loved loved it at any time of the day – fresh and peaceful in the morning, wild and rough with thunderstorms, fun and refreshing in summer, peaceful, colored and beautiful when it dawns. It’s hard to leave it behind. As said in my post on Thursday, I do suffer, but I don’t fall into a depression. I let the pain come, but then I pick myself up and move on.
I had some delicious dinner too.
Sunday morning I had a brunch date with my beloved girlscrew! We only met at 11:30 and I was up at 7:30 – there was no way for me to survive until then – so I whipped up my On Plan Meal 1 which called for Oats or Quinoa with eggs and eggwhites, coconut oil and fruit. So Quinoa it was with the sweetest and juiciest blackberries I ever had. I put it in my tupperware and walked to my most favorite spot at the lake and enjoyed it there with only the lake and the mountains in sight. And this gorgeous weather. The rest of the day was LOVELY. I missed my girlfriends and enjoyed the day with them so much. We had brunch at Café des Amis, where I had my meal 2 – Yogurt with fruit – and then went for a walk along the river and stopped for a fresh drink in the sun. It was over 20°C and people were swimming! SWEEEEEEET!! Late afternoon we returned to Basel. This week is going to be filled with more summer weather – no complaining here!!
How’s the weather like where you are now?
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Blend 2015 in Europe – yay???!!!