In this article, I will share with you at which running events I will attend in 2019.
My past running experience
It’s been a long time ago since I attended a running event. The first two running events I visited were back in 2005.
One was the Wien Energie Business Run (5km), and the other event was the Wachau Marathon, where I participated at the half-marathon (21,097km).
I can’t remember with which time I finished the 5km, but I still know that I finished the half-marathon after a little more than 2 hours.
This result, at that time back in those days, was quite okay for me.
In 2014, I joined the 8. Vienna Night Run together with some of my colleagues from kununu.
My finishing time, almost 27 minutes, for that 5k run wasn’t that great because I didn’t train running at this time, and I also hurt my shoulder some days before the event took place.
After that running event in 2014, I decided to stop running for a while.
Let’s see what happened in 2019
This year – 2019 – I decided to start running again.
You may ask yourself why? That’s a good question.
I started running again for at least two reasons:
- Firstly, I want to get and stay healthy, fit, and be in good shape
- Secondly, I read “Can’t hurt me” from David Goggins, which inspired me that much that I even signed up for a 55km hike (get your copy here: amazon.com / amazon.de).
Luckily, I joined the bulldog mindset membership, where John Sonmez recommended that book. Who knows, otherwise I maybe hadn’t even read the book.
Guess what; I like to run, and I love the feeling of running! I enjoy running at least three times a week in the morning before I go to work.
Usually, I run on a treadmill in the gym. From time to time, I also enjoy running outside.
Having the fresh air, being in nature, it’s excellent and more varied than always just running on a treadmill!
The running events I attend in 2019
To get even more variety, I will visit those events in 2019:
- Vienna Charity Run 2019
Date: September 15, 2019
Distance: Run as long as you can / one round is 1,55km long
Goal: You collect a sticker for each completed lap. In the end, the collected stickers will be exchanged from the organizer into money and donated to the Sterntalerhof.
–> Click here to read the recap
- 30. Hernalser Herbstlauf
Date: September 22, 2019
my Goal: Finish the 5,1km in less than 24 minutes
–> Click here for the recap
- Vienna Night Run
Date: September 24, 2019
my Goal: Finish the 5km in less than 24 minutes
–> Do you want to know if I accomplished my goal? Read here!
- Little Mammut Wien 55km
Date: September 28, 2019
Goal: Finish the 55km hike within 12 hours
–> You can read the full story here.
Date: October 5, 2019
my Goal: Finish the 14,3km in less than 1 hour and 22 minutes
–> Finished it after 1 hour and 12 minutes. Get more insides here.
That’s it for now! Once the events are over, and I’m able to share whatever I’ve experienced during those events, you will find new articles on my blog.
As such, keep on running!