As ever year, I am looking back on 12 crazy months that once again changed so much in my life. Those 12 months changed me, and many aspects of my life in many ways that I didn´t think of when 2018 had started!
I was injured, no running, instead only alternative training and it was frustrating and terribly painful – mentally as well as physically.
One week of eating vegan
I did this challenge and managed to eat vegan for a week and was really surprised how exhausting that can be – it´s crazy in which foods there is something that makes it not vegan…a great experience, but nothing I´d like to be doing on the long run.
Versengold in Bremen
I did some sightseeing frst and discovered beautiful corners of the city, especially the old part of the city. So beautiful. The area where the show was, was less impressive, but well, the show was though. I am a big fan of their ballads, so it´s been an emotional evening for me”. More **here**
Versengold in Leipzig
Because once is not enough, I travelled to Leipzig to see the show again and did some sightseeing – even though I had 39°C of fever and was sick as a dog. And even sicker Afterwards. Details? Check **here**
Apocalyptica in Glasgow
I wanted to see the guys a last time on this tour, also because Antero was not gonna be with them afterwards anymore once this touring cycle is over. And it´s been a nerve wrecking trip because “oh so much snow” has been coming over Glasgow before I travelled there and everything was a bit chaotic. But I had a great time with a fellow German Apocalyptica fan, did quite some sightseeing in all the snow and then enjoyed the show in a venue without heating…
The concert **here** and the sighseeing **here**
Wandsetaler Runde (run)
My first “competititve” run, and I was totally devastated but also happy because I for myself reached an amazing time on the 10km, but was frustrated about how strong everyone else in the starting field was going. More **here**
Nyckelharpa course in Altenmünster
After waiting for so long, I finally got the chance to do the course and play this instrument – it´s been a weekend full of practice, frustration and joy and everything in between. And will happen again next year! Details? **here**
Versengold in Wilhelmshaven
The day where I fell in love with this city, and fell in love again with the sea and had the decision in my head that this was hopefully gonna be the place where I was gonna be living. Oh and the show was nice too. Read about it **here**
What a vacation! Up to 43°C, a totally new culture, new eating habits but so exciting and so worth all the money! And too many new experiences to link to just one or two blong entries!
Fanclub meeting with Versengold
Not planned, but decided on a last minute feeling to attend, and it´s been a nice evening of re-finding old friends and meeting new people and having amazng food and drink!
Medieval Market in Hohenwestedt
Pretty much on short nice I decided to go to Hohenwestedt for the medieval market – simply because the weather was looking good and I had rented a car anyways, so why not go? Read how I liked it **here**
I started in the name of Runners Point where I also always bought my shoes, so it was pretty cool, also starting in a group though I was simply too slow for most of them. How it went in detail, check **here**
Rahlstedter Wandserunde (run)
A great run! I started off as being one of the last ones but in the end passed by quite a few ones – probably, from the surprise factor when it comes to my pace, it was the run! And so many great people – but more about it **here**
Bought my nyckelharpa
It came all of a sudden, a few emails and calls later I owned a nyckelharpa and picked it up in Bremen. What a sudden move, just after I had ordered a new one, someone had to give up playing and sold hers…so sad for her but so great for me!
BKK Mobil Oil Run Fun Day (run)
It´s been a run with a not so amazing route, and it didn´t go that amazingly well but pulling through is important – no giving up, forget it! More about it **here**
Nothing More in Hamburg
The boys were back in town, and I did some “catering” and besides that was just a photographer this time, so no interview. It´s been a great show and really loved it. It´s always so nicely cozy in that venue and being so close to the stage mkaes it extra explosive! Read about it **here**
Hella Half marathon
I still don´t really know what to say – because I am still stunned I made it, still no words for what a great experience that has been! Read some more words about this “first time” **here**
Vacation in Southern Germany
aka Family time and -post-halfmarathon-recovery! Great day of sightseeing, being up the Zugspitze, a lot of sauna and just turning off mind and body for a while!
Tough Mudder 5km
First time there´s been a Tough Mudder in a city edition, and these 5km were pretty relaxed and really fun – just the right thing for the time after my half marathon. Read more **here**
Signed my new work contract
…it at first didn´t feel like a tough decision, but then in NOvember leaving my agency was a painful step to go…
Signed my rental contract in Wilhelmshaven
I checked out exactly one apartment in Wilhelmshaven and for this one also signed the rental contract! Love at first sight!
I felt tired and then stomach sick during the run and thus ran less rounds than initially planned, but at leat I pushed through once again and managed to even have a not so bad time on these kilometers. But the feeling could´ve been better. Read more **here**
A run with a lot of running up and down and many many stairs that made your legs burn. Great experience, even though there´s quite some things that could be improved! Wanna know more? read **here**
Medieval market in Hamburg
The last one in Hamburg – sucha pity, still cannot get over it to be honest. Bu again it´s been a great time with fun people and nice music, nice food and drink…Always something to enjoy! Read more **here**
Versengold concert in Worpswede
Last run of the season – because it wouldn´t have many any sense to keep running when being in pain, so once last time I enjoyed running and enjoyed that competition feeling and crossing the finish line! More **here**
Bought a car
…on my birthday 😉 Did a test drive with the car and on the same day bought the car…all of a sudden I had a car that I picked up in October. Still feels surreal! Check it out **here**
Versengold – Anniversary shows
Twi days, two venues, too many hours of waiting in the cold outside, two times frontrow, two shows and no voice left! Wanna know the details? Then check my blog entry about it **here**
Getting the keys and renovating my apartment
…because the “renovated” in my rental contract was a joke. Like, a really bad one. My dad and I spent a full weekend cleaning and coloring the walls and everything. It was successful and now looks amazing, but still. When I got the keys, I was so upset about the condition of the apartment I was between crying and breaking down and getting anger attacks. Read my rant **here**
Last day at my former agency
…and leaving was so much harder than I expected…no words can describe that!
Moved to Wilhelmshaven
It´s been a week of packing all boxes, 1,5 weeks of unpacking and in between the moving day, the moving out of my Hamburg apartment, alot of paper work, chaos, stress, exhaustion, emotion…it´s been a big step that I could´ve not done without my dad who helped me so much!
Fell in love
No other words needed. Sometimes love comes at times where you expect it least. Waking up with a smile on your face and falling asleep with a smile on your face is the best thing.
Started a new job
…and started commuting by car, which is more exhausting than I had expected. Everything´s new, everything´s unknown, and it will take time to get used to it. Let´s see how it´ll go!
Christmas party at the company
…the food was okay, the colleagues nice. But it was simply too big for me and I was too tired – knowing I still had half an hour of drive home I left rather early, to be honest. And fell straight into bed afterwards!
Feuerengel concert in Wilhelmshaven
A friend put me on the guestlist, and though I am no fan of Rammstein, this tribute band stole my heart. Still totally surprised that this actually happened to be honest. Never expected that. Read more **here**
Christmas in Southern Germany
Two long trainrides (each about 9-9,5h hours one direction), and relaxing and cozy days with a lot of good food, sauna, a fire place and of course family!
New Year´s Eve – not alone
…and celebrating it with the best person that I could have at my side 🙂