When the lungs fail – currently in October.

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11. October 2016 by swissfitchick

I am head over heels with Summer, we know that by now. Yet, I am kind of ok with fall too. Kind of. When my hours spent outdoors still surpass my indoor shenanigans, I’m fine. Having said that, I spent 11 hours in bed last night and no, unfortunately this did not include one single session of mad monkey loving, hence a lot of blissful sleep.

Semi-warm fall nights are spent on the pillow lounge on the patio. Blogging, editing pictures or monkey loving, that is the question.

Semi-warm fall nights are spent with candles and lightchains on the pillow lounge on the patio. Blogging, editing pictures or monkey loving, that is the question.

Colors of a season. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

Do you spot the bug? Colors of a season. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

October Rain. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

October Rain. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

After 11 days into the new month, it is legit to  share a Currently list. Listing is the ultimate if it comes to crazy phases in life, am I right.

Current triumph: 

Yesterday Monday at noon sharp, I ended the third 25hours shift for the week. To make work and the grey-ish wet-ish weather bearable, I baked for the kids and sneaked in a trailrun before diving into shift work.

Apple Almond PIe, Oatmeal Banana Bread. Kitchen at work, Basel, Switzerland October 2016

Apple Almond PIe, Oatmeal Banana Bread. Kitchen at work, Basel, Switzerland October 2016

Trailrun in on the countryside, Basel Switzerland, October 2016

Trailrun on the countryside, Basel Switzerland, October 2016

Current Outfit: 

Beanie, beanie, beanie and leather. This sounds way naughtier than I intended, but you catch my drift. This is what I love about this weather – my jeans, my beanies, my sneakers and my leather jackets. And scarfs of course, huge, fat scarfs.

No make up and wild hair style. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

No make up and wild hair style. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

Current bane of existence: 

My Health. The docs stated a decrease of my lungs volume and a strong lack of iron in my blood. I realized how hard of a time I had to get through CrossFit workouts or interval cardio – shortage of breath regularly makes me almost choke during intense trainings, so I went to check on it. The procedure now is regulating the iron and see if that has an impact – otherwise testing my lungs will continue. Plus, during this crazy work week, I caught a nasty cold. Insert frown here. Training is my safe and sane place, so being limited there sucks balls.

It doesn’t keep me from joining the classes regularly and working hard – I am not giving up the level I worked myself up to and I am definitely not giving up my booty gains. Two snaps, a kiss and a twirl.

Recovery is rough these days. Post workout, Strength Lab Gym, Basel, October 2016

Recovery is rough these days. Post workout, Strength Lab Gym, Basel, October 2016

Keep smiling and grow that booty. Gymnastics class CrossFit Basel, October 2016

Keep smiling and grow that booty. Gymnastics class CrossFit Basel, October 2016

Never quit. WOD class, CrossFit Basel, October 2016

Never quit. WOD class, CrossFit Basel, October 2016

Current Food: 

I am ingesting bowls of nutritional goodness to support my health and to feel better about myself – in as many ways as possible. Cheese is involved in pretty much every meal. Because cheese.

Chicken cooked in eggs, green beans and feta cheese.

Chicken cooked in eggs, green beans and feta cheese.

Current drink: 

As always, I wish wine and chocolate would fulfill all my nutritional needs and my world would be perfect. Alas, I balance it out with humongous rice milk lattes, water, green tea and beer. Because beer.

Warm ricemilk with a shot of coffee and cinnamon.

Warm ricemilk with a shot of coffee and cinnamon.

Current favorite waste of freetime: 

Besides sweating next to my CrossFit loves, and sleeping hilarious amounts of hours when I am not nightshifting, I am out on the prowl for images, and, of course, writing. The art project on the fabric campus is entering the final stage and I can not get enough of the vibes there and catching glimpses with my cam. I wrote about it here, go and check it out – if you are local, don’t miss the chance to swing by there and join the artists and their brilliant pieces of art.

Catch it. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, September 2016

Catch it. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, September 2016

Shadows on the wall. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, September 2016

Shadows on the wall. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, September 2016

Art of Glitter. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, September 2016

Art of Glitter. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, September 2016

Current indulgence: 

Drinks downtown with the Bestie. In case I wasn’t already clear, I love to sip on wine and chat and stare at cute guys some nights. If we’re talking strictly quantity, it’s moderate – I like to prove anyone wrong who thinks I intoxicate myself every night or even now and then.

Get that sass on. Ready to mingle, Saturday night in Basel, October 2016

Get that sass on. Ready to mingle, Saturday night in Basel, October 2016

Current excitement: 

I booked a week of Spain in November. You remember the beach house? Yeah. It’s a small wonder that I am not yet crying over not having been to the beach in almost five weeks now, and I am not even kiddin’. Now it’s the foreseeable future and I can’t wait to board the plane. For the love of my teenage kids and the job, I keep up with my regular life in the best way possible – a reason, why I am totally fine with not being a nomad for the time being. Who am I?

So close! Beach of Benajarafe, February 2014

So close! Beach of Benajarafe, February 2014

Current mood: 

I have 2 days off, the pink edition of Sex and the City to watch, and some more than awesome plans with lazying around, meeting friends, training, photographing and sleeping. All I need to be happy.

Iron bar perspective. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

Iron bar perspective. Basel, Switzerland, October 2016

Streetart of ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, Switzerland, October 2016

Streetart of ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, Switzerland, October 2016

Free flying. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, Switzerland, October 2016

Free flying. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, Switzerland, October 2016

Layers of sprays. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, October 2016

Layers of sprays. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, October 2016

xxx, Luce

© text and pictures by Lucie Pfaendler

5 thoughts on “When the lungs fail – currently in October.

  1. The Padre says:

    The Photo Titled ” Streetart of ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, Switzerland, October 2016 ” is brilliant. Then, the next photo ” Free flying. ArtCampus Kettenreaktion, Switzerland, October 2016 ” was a hell of an illusion for me to process. Well Done & Stay Strong

    Cheers

  2. I could look at your pictures all day long and read your posts. Your witty words and phrases make me happy. Plus cheese and beer because cheese and beer.

    I want that apple almond cake. It’s so fluffy!

  3. Sarah says:

    I have iron deficiency if I don’t take supplements. You’ll see, it will make a huge difference as soon as it starts working! And the cheap Maltofer ones work as well, if not better, than the more expensive ones. Good luck! And enjoy Spain

  4. That’s so weird bout your lungs! I hope it’s easily fixed. My hair dresser has a terrible problem with iron. It makes her really tired and foggy though.

    I want to be having wine with you!!!

  5. Hope you feel better soon Lucie – always nasty when your breathing is affected.😦
    I adore just scrolling through your photos… Always get me daydreaming!

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