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March 05, 2017

Mont Saint-Michel, France

"A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery/ For centuries, the dreamscape of gothic Mont Saint-Michel has lifted the spirits of visitors."

Europe and castles - we've all seen those incredible pictures on Instagram or heard about the amazing stories in history and the castles that just always seem to be in the background. Well, with Alex in Rennes for a study abroad semester, we found ourselves in some pretty unreal settings.

Exhibit A: Mont Saint-Michel.

We drove north (just over an hour by car) from the provincial (Brittany) capital city of Rennes through some dreary fog and into the farmlands of France. If you're ever in the country you'll notice a lot of the dairy products (milk, eggs, cheese) will have the Bretagne (Brittany) mark on them. This meant some lush fields, lots of animals in the pasture and some beautiful old farmhouses - you wouldn't have to twist an arm or a leg to convince me to live in one.

February 04, 2017

Momentum

Dec 24, 2016 snowshoeing
It's been just over a year now since I tore my ACL & MCL ligaments in my knee during Winter training with my club, Feildians. If you've been following along, you know it's been a difficult and long process both mentally and physically. Well, this week was another huge step forward - I was fully discharged from the ortho clinic and told to live in the gym! A clean bill of health and belief from my surgeon that I was well on the way to a full recovery and return to sport!