After the short respite from winter in Napoli, I returned to Germany with high spirits. The weather was said to be great for cycling, cold but not quite freezing and sunny during the day, yet I found no time to make use of it, unfortunately.

Right after returning, I focused on being pretty for the company Christmas party, then I did a training session in the Gym, horseback riding, and three days after Italy, went to visit my brother and his family in Hamburg. There, I picked up a nice head cold which basically sidelined me right until Christmas. Fun! 🙁

But of course one needs to get back to business after the holidays. Though I managed only two hours outside today, my toes were freezing, my nose running and my skin red and dry. This will be tough training over the last two months until I set off to cycle around the world (finally).