Chocolate Stout Cake with Amarula Icing, and a 15 miler

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After almost a month of rain and cool temperatures, I was afraid that summer was over in Leipzig, but the sun came out just in time for the weekend. Saturday was a perfect, hot summer day, and I celebrated it with a lazy morning, long afternoon walk, and ice cream.

Today I planned on running 14 or 15 miles, and when I woke up at 6:30 the sun was out and it was already heating up. Running in the heat isn’t so bad, but the humidity here is pretty extreme, and I was worried that my run might be tough. My husband was nice enough to meet me with water after 10 miles and bike along with me for the last 40 minutes. After 15 miles, I feel great, although I don’t think I’ve been so drenched post-run since summer marathon training in humid Vermont!

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