Wedding: In 6 weeks, Marc and I will be getting married! I am very excited about this moment in our lives, but we have been busy with the organization.
Learning french: I have been taking 9 hours of lessons per week during the fall. I had time for this mostly because I was injured and could not train and my coaching job is something I can do at any time of the day, for the most part.
Orienteering: My orienteering season 2010 was not the best. I injured my hip-flexor in May in Trondheim during a training camp. I struggled with the injury all season. Running the World champs was frustrating, because I was just not in good enough shape to enjoy it. I did, however, make my first Long distance A final and I was pleased to have this little moment of success. Now I have made an A-final in all three disciplines (Sprint 07, Middle: 09). A small achievement. In June at the European champs I had some good races and also ran in both the sprint and long finals. At that point, I was very hopeful for a good season, but my injury didn't help me get in better shape up to the World champs and I could only "survive" the Long final. Also the relay was frustrating, since I got passed by two teams in the finish shoot. Being injured really takes a toll on the end performance possible. After the world champs, I took a break, but my injury never got better and I spend the whole fall trying to get over it. It wasn't until late December that I started to get some sort of hope for next year. Now, I think I may be able to train again and possibly run at the World champs, but there are many steps I need to achieve before that moment.
Job(s): I seem to have accumulated several jobs. I coach the regional junior team, I co-coach the kids group for our club, and now I have a 30% job at the Federal Institute for Sports in the performance testing department. This is a job that I have done before, so I am very excited to be able to work with the same group again. In addition, I help with the performance testing in the Swiss O team. It seems that having many little jobs can make you really busy. I sometimes struggle with time management.
Well, I hope that there will be more news from me in the future, especially little success stories about my training and next season. I am crossing my figures that I can run regularly again.
A few pictures from New Years: