September 2, 2010

Eat. Wander. Love.

castle I stumbled upon

Yesterday was quite the adventure! To make sure I was at practice in time I decided to leave my apartment at 5:30. Practice starts at 6:30. I wandered the streets of Nyon (at least I think it was Nyon; I may have wandered into a different city at some point) until 8 o’clock and decided to head home. Turns out my teammates showed me the long way by car, long enough that I tried going down every street within two miles and couldn’t find the gym. I’m just glad that I got to see some cool buildings on the way and had my blackberry with me so I could take pictures. My coach came by afterward to make sure I was okay…typically in basketball life if you miss a practice you have a punishment, which is usually running. Since we had off today I cannot be sure that I won’t be punished with running, but she seemed more concerned with whether or not I was okay than pissed because I missed practice. Even so, I made sure I invested in a map of Nyon today :).

Castle in Nyon
I went into town today by myself for lunch and to walk around. There’s a castle in my town with an overpass that you can walk through. Once you come out the other side you can see Lake Geneva and France, it is absolutely breathtaking. My first lunch without my coach and someone to translate was a little difficult. It took three waiters to try to interpret to the manager what I was asking before we got everything situated. Eventually I ordered linguine with salmon! That seemed like a good idea at the time, until I went for a run a few hours later… The Office episode where Michael Scott eats fettuccini alfredo and then runs a 5k for the Race for the Cure (for Rabies) did not lie…I cramped up so badly my run quickly turned into a walk. I know for next time, no white sauces before I go running!

Lake Geneva and France!
"Finishing that 5k, was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I ate more fettuccine alfredo and drank less water, than I have in my entire life." – Michael Scott


  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Best use of the Michael Scott quote ever. That picture of Lake Geneva is GORGEOUS!!!! "There's a castle in my town..." not everyone can say that! YAY NUMMY!

  2. If I were the coach I'd make you build a castle for being late. We need more castles in our world!