Can you feel the new season approaching? I have to be honest: I do not. With the Olympics going on, I am focused on those sporting events, hence I tend to forget that the Bundesliga is right around the corner. As many of you know, Philipp did not travel to China with the rest of the team. Instead, he stayed in Munich and did some training on his own. It has to be weird – I think – to train by yourself with just several people watching. I am not sure I would have the same discipline to train by myself. When you know there is someone else going through the same stuff, it might be easier, is it not? :}
Lahm has mentioned in the interview for Fit For Fun that he does not like running, and it must be so because at his lonely training session he asked the fans if anybody would be willing to run instead of him (the source). Granted, it was a joke, but, nevertheless, he also inquired about the time, if it was already noon :} In addition, he succeeded in scoring some goals into a mini soccer net. “It looks like I am a left-back, after all,” shouted the 28-year-old, “I put them all in with the instep, inside, with the outside of the boot.” The fitness trainer didn’t disagree with him, “A left-back, clearly.” Personally, I think he has been pretty damn good on the right, too. A luxury for everyone.
There is also a video of the training session, which made me ask myself, “Why am I not there?” Since there were not very many people, and he had probably nothing better to do, Philipp took pictures with the fans, signed autographs, etc. Argh… That would be the perfect day to visit Munich.
Finally, a man named Rüdiger Elke has started a marathon called “Walking Through Germany For A Child’s Laughter.” It is a 3,500 km marathon that takes him through 16 German states and will end on the Zugspitze in October. (Elke started it in April.) At various stops, he asks football clubs to donate a signed jersey that he will sell in September, donating the money to a charity for children. On Saturday, he stopped at Bayern, and Philipp Lahm took part in this project, i.e. donated a jersey.