Berlin Marathon
Fitness, Health, Marathon, Motivation

Overcoming failure – I missed my Berlin Marathon goal, now what?

In fitness and sports we like to talk about goals and personal bests. But something we do not like to talk about is failure. Somehow the error culture in our modern social media influenced world is non existing. We rather present failure free and perfect lives on instagram. But this is not the real world. Everyone fails sooner or later. It is absolutely human and we have to talk honestly about it. So I’ll make the first step:

I failed and missed my Berlin Marathon goal of running a sub 4 hour time.

And I am not very happy about it. And I know many other runners that also missed their goals at the Berlin Marathon 2018, and are also gutted about it. So why am I writing this blogpost? Maybe to give us all, including me a different perspective on how we can overcome our failures.

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cold showers
Fitness, Health, Motivation, Training

9 surprising benefits of cold showers and how to make them a habit

Having cold showers every day was one of my new year’s resolutions. In the beginning it was definitely hard to have a cold shower, or at least a cold splash at the end of a hot shower every day. But in the end the cold showers were absolute worth it.

Here are my top 9 benefits of cold showers why:

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Fitness, Health, Training

Why you should try spinning

I recently started indoor group cycling also known as spinning as a cross training activity for running. I never thought I would like it, until I actually tried it.

2019 Update: I rediscovered indoor cycling as alternative, low impact and low risk activity during the third trimester of my pregnancy and absolutely love it.

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EMS Training
Fitness, Health, Training

Why you should try Electric Muscle Stimulation Training (EMS)

What is Electric Muscle Stimulation?

Electric Muscle Stimulation Training or EMS is a training method where electric current is sent through your muscles and contracts them. In addition you will perform exercises, but it can also be done without.

Usually you have to wear a special type of vest or body suit connected to an EMS machine or device. You will be sprayed with water, so the electric current is transmitted to your muscles.

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