Switzerland, the financial hub of Europe is a country that is certainly on my agenda. The low tax scheme and high quality of life is one I wish to experience one day.
Interesting how the country is divided into languages spoken. As I am studying German in 2013 as my primary focus, I am looking at a second language to build a base of ready for when my German is good enough to move on. Perhaps Italian as the second ?
May – Prague
September – Berlin / Warsaw
October – Budapest
November – Athens
December – Lisbon
Anyone joining me ?!
Bayern currently on a two week break, so Mr Alaba popped by in his home town to say hey and was very kind to give me two very nice presents – one for me, one for my baby…
2012 to review in a paragraph would look like this ;
Family trauma early in the year. Goal set of completing all EU Capital marathons – completed 3 with severe injury. Successful crossing via rowing boat of the English Chanel. An inspired relocation move to Vienna.
2012 taught me a lot. Times when I literally could not run any further, I dug deep and walked in a 7 hour marathon just for the medal. It taught me more about team work when rowing, in how when everyone pulls together in the same direction you get to your destination much quicker. I fell further in love with the culture of Europe, and this has inspired me more to achieve the goals I set out last year, plus more.
Learning has never been a strong point for me, as my concentration levels are non existent. So in 2013 I am going to train myself into learning the languages of Europe whilst running it.
Whilst in Vienna, I will be putting in more hours of my day to be productive in this area whilst training for marathons goal of 5 for 2013. I will be reporting on how I get on, training tips I learn in my gym and progress with the language goals.
Conquering Europe by running its marathons and speaking its languages is my ultimate aim, and with a body that is not at all designed for marathons and with attention span of a fish, the challenge should be an interesting one !
One cheat meal for the week is allowed. And I live in Vienna, so that meal HAS to be desert.
I romantically shared this with my colleague Robert. How beautiful…
This is what I have collected so far from running marathons. As I have completed 3, and aimed to raise £1000 per marathon, this isn’t a bad start.
I have been very humbled by all donations in the past 9 months, and for everyone who has donated to my other pages in the past years. Thank you, it means a lot and makes this European challenge worthwhile.
After 6 weeks here in Vienna, we are finally getting around the terms of calling this beautiful city ” home ”
Living in the 19th district, I cannot wait to get back on the pavements and running around the hills with views like this. Makes marathon training even more appealing !