Overview

Ideas are born while running

Alexandra Hunziker has been running twice a week for many years, usually early in the morning. She explains how this makes her feel.

The running bug bit me 12 years ago in San Francisco. I saw runners everywhere I went, and I also wanted to get moving. Since then I've been putting my running shoes on twice a week. I usually run between 7:00 and 7:30 when my husband is still home with the children. I run whenever I feel that I have to let off steam or need time for myself. So I like running alone.

Sometimes I take my small daughter along in her baby buggy, or her six-year old sister accompanies me on her bicycle. It’s wonderful how the ideas flow while running. I often work on new business ideas while running through Rieterpark or along Lake Zurich. I run come rain or shine, and I love running in winter. I suppose I inherited this from my grandmother, who came from the cold of Russia. I even take my running shoes along when I travel. I ask the locals about beautiful parks and routes for running and get to know foreign cities from a different perspective.

I’m fit and even-tempered thanks to running twice a week. I’ve hardly been ill in the past 12 years. I’m not very fast, but I have lots of stamina. It’s a dream of mine to do a mountain run sometime, but first I’ll do the mother-and-child run at the Zurich Silvesterlauf with my oldest daughter. She can see how much fun I have with this sport, and would like to start running herself.

Source: Senso 2012

Tags

Next articles

High blood pressure – silent and dangerous

If your blood pressure is too high, it can damage your heart and blood vessels. Why treatment is important and how we support you.

Training with a view

Over 360 running routes in over 120 locations – our Helsana Trails provide great jogging variation. We will present 4 trails to you in detail.

Similar articles

Exercise

Being physically active has numerous benefits, such as improving your health and strengthening your immune system.

Walking and running

Walking, Nordic walking and running are easy to learn and can be practised almost anywhere.

Breathing

9 Post