Saturday, January 31, 2009

Customer service

Well I had another day of disappointing customer service experience. Just for fun, I googeled "customer service usa" and got 70.200.000 hits. Sounds great, but the reality isn´t so great --- Kjell

Friday, January 30, 2009

It doesnt help ...

to say, well its just them.
"Dr. Forni says modern society is structured in a way that actually amplifies and encourages incivility. "We are stressed, we are fatigued and we are in an anonymous environment. Stress and anonymity are two very, very common causes of rudeness," he says. "Especially when they are together, like in traffic."
In Choosing Civility, Dr. Forni uses a quote from motivational speaker Peggy Tabor Millin—"We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace"—to illustrate the idea of "respectful persons." [source:] Lets be nice --- Kjell

Thursday, January 29, 2009


... "Apollo21: der Laufschuh, the running shoe – the every beginning o fan adventure" [by] Happy running --- Kjell

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

winter ...

can be so beautiful,
but very tricky for my training --- Kjell

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Need to get in the pool

This should help.
"Top Winter Drills
1. Count your strokes
2. Golf drill
3. Rotate to breathe ..." [source:] Lets get it started --- Kjell

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is funny, thanks BILL:
"Dear World:
We, the United States of America , your top-quality supplier of the ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced November 4. Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional on January 20. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to improve in years to come. We thank you for your patience and understanding,

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gib Gas Kanone ...

Hey Santi, gib Gas heute im Tunnel. Haben das Ding ja einige Male zusammen gemeistert und heute knackst du auch noch eine Bestzeit. Alles GUTE und hau rein beim Tunnelmarathon --- Kjell

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Running ...

... I love it. Running is my favorite part of the whole Tri-Training. These tips are helpful, have a look:
1. Do the Minimal Training Needed for Optimal Results
2. Be Consistent
3. Balance Hard Efforts With Rest
4. Expect Peaks and Plateaus
5. Practice Patience
[source:] Happy running --- Kjell

Friday, January 23, 2009

48 loops under the "Elbe"

I have done this race 3 times and got Top 3 twice. My friend Santi is doing it sunday. It is fun, have a look --- Kjell

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thanks Sandy

Sandy is great with finding quotes. This is another one I found on her Facebook account: "Have the time of your life remembering the things you will never forget!" [author: Lou Holtz]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We love our place here in Moscow, ID USA.
... taking a bath, well thats the tapwater color: Well, when you take a shower you do not notice --- Kjell

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama ...

Now its official and real. Obama is the new president. "You proved that change can happen." Lets see --- Kjell

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ironman is on

The year 2009 is "Ironmanstarted". The Ironman 70.3 was held in South Africa and we saw two racecourse records --- Kjell

The World's Tallest SnowWoman

WOW, "The World's Tallest SnowWoman Melted in July of 2008" Thats fun --- Kjell

Thursday, January 15, 2009

That was scarry ...

"A US airliner on a domestic flight with 155 people aboard has ditched into the Hudson River in New York City but with no loss of life." [source: BBC] I know why I do not like to travel --- Kjell

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

10 reasons

This a good article about the 10 reasons why to keep a trainina diary:
1. Identify What it Takes to Be Really Fast
2. Correct Performance Slumps
3. Confirm Patterns
4. Build Confidence
5. Create Motivation
6. Be Accountable
7. Give Your Coach What She Needs
8. Plan to Get Better
9. Confirm Goals
10. Emotional Outlet
[source: - author Lynda Wallenfels] Keep training is the TOP one for me --- Kjell

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


It is a good thing, that we "elite Athlets" are getting controlled, but the Whereabouts are something else. I have to tell them there Im and when. I dont know for sure yet --- Kjell

Monday, January 12, 2009


"Brands before they are appointed brands are unpredictable and elusive creatures, and by the way, who decides about a brand or not a brand?" [source: Biestmilch] Need to read it --- Kjell

Sunday, January 11, 2009

the two W

The "Weird Weather" here in the Northwest. Cannot believe it. From freezing cold and more than a meter of snow to warm temps in the high 40´s. So strange, honestly I like it a bit colder than right now --- Kjell

Friday, January 09, 2009

Home sweet Home

Hamburg my hometown --- Kjell
PS: Have you been ther, NO?!!! You need to go!

Roadtrip back to Moscow

We are going back to Moscow ID. The spend most of the time in Coeur d´Alene ID and now its time to go back --- Kjell

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Coeur d´Alene Press

I made it in the local Press here in Coeur d´ Alene. Have a look. The article is realy nice. I will try to bring it online. Happy snowdays --- Kjell

doing it ...

Have to think about my favourite life quote allot, those days: "THOSE WHO SAY IT CANNOT BE DONE SHOULD NOT INTERRUPT THOSE DOING IT!" --- Kjell

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I wish I could fly

This is pretty cool and I wish I could fly is my statement --- Kjell

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I cannot

“To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual” [author: Oscar Wilde] I could never do that, well I never really tried, because I have so much to do --- Kjell


Our little one, Indy: Lets go for a run --- Kjell

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Has anyone a great tipp, what to do and race in 09. Still so undicided --- Kjell

Friday, January 02, 2009

weather ...

The weather here in the Northwest is something [source:]. We had it all. And it will stay that way. Lets see --- Kjell