“You look terrible.” – She said. “I feel terrible.” – I murmured. The day didn’t go as I hoped. Spring decided to remind us that winter was about to leave. The weather warmed up and the snow started to melt. Lipno Ice Marathon is a rather small foot race with a twist: you run on a frozen lake. Here, as you might have guessed the emphasis is on “frozen”. The melting snow and ice made the task of completing the 42 kilometers rather grueling. And while the ice cover of the lake was still strong enough, the mixture of melting snow and water on top was not the running surface that I had hoped for. Slippery and wet, the slurred snow drained the energy of every step. Still, my efforts were not in vane and I managed to take the 3rd place in my age group. Certainly a race to remember. A huge thank you to Vale – I couldn’t have done it without you.