Since the beginning of 2012 I have become pretty health obsessed. In February I decided I would work out every day at lunch. A couple months later I started watching what I ate. On May 20th I ran the Oberstdorf half-marathon with a time of 1:49:55 (350m elevation; avg. 8:23/mile) and got second in my age class as well as 21st woman overall. I was addicted. I had never won anything athletic (or much otherwise) as an adult. Almost immediately I signed up for a marathon (Koln, October 14, 2012). I trained regularly and then got restless. I was in great shape, why should I wait until October? So I signed up for the Monschau Marathon.
I trained throughout the summer and started exploring a vegetarian diet, a nutritarian diet and a paleo diet. I'm in the process of working out what will work best for me, but I feel a lot healthier having cut most meat, dairy, refined grains and added sugar out of my diet.
On August 5th, I went on a hike with a couple of crossfit trainers and a bunch of friends. Tim & Elisa had told me about crossfit, but running was my thing, so I didn't pay too much attention. The hike was so much fun! We did all sorts of crossfit workouts along the way. I've gone to local crossfit sessions a few times and absolutely love it. I'm starting to feel tough like I never have before. It is already a big challenge trying to balance the two training methods, but I'm excited to try it.