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My 2023 running diary made public
to inspire you to make running
a part of your active lifestyle

„What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.“ —  Henry David Thoreau

From 4K leisure runner to 22k in under 2 hours @ 59

The Plot

While I have been running for a while I didn’t feel the urge to run real long distance and kept it at 30 minutes not sure about the distance but I know it wasn’t quite 5k. Anything above 5k seemed too much to do. Then I moved to Valencia for 3 month and it hit me really hard – I caught the real running bug.

Valencia is made for running. It’s flat, great climate, and it has El Rio – Valencia’s green lung spanning over 8 km of city park with a dedicated path for runners, and there are lot’s of them every day.

Watching the Valencia half marathon and feeling the energy was the last drop – I decided to become part of the running community, with real training and races and all that comes with it.

And above all else, Valencia is a beautiful city with kind people and so much positive energy. I want to come back with a set goal and be part of the Valencia Half Marathon in under 2 hours! Join me October 22nd, 2023 🙂 

By making my training plan and log public I want to inspire others, especially the more mature women like me to take up running as part of an active lifestyle 😉 

To me this is much more then running. It’s about dipping my toes outside my comfort zone because I learned that this is the place where magical moments and encounters happen.

… and it’s a great way to stay healthy, fit and connect to like minded people for many years to come. You can run anywhere and find runners everywhere, what you need is health, comfortable cloth, running shoes and an open mind. 

Run with me, share your experiences and maybe we can connect sometime, somewhere at a race or otherwise. Send me an email, or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram.

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Being all fired up, excited and a bit anxious and nervous at the same time I decided to get started with my newfound adventure to run and train for races. To be honest, I have no idea how to train for a race and for a half marathon in particular. So I googled and found out just how big this runner’s world is and how much information and stuff there is to know. Who would have thought to track the mileage of your running shoes… fascinating!  

Since I wanted to get started ASAP here is what I came up with to get me going, knowing that making adjustments along the way will be a lot easier once I am at it. 

I found a great article at: Runner’s World – How to start running today: a beginners guide.  It provides plans for 6 different goals:

  • Goal 1: Get Motivated
  • Goal 2: Just Get Moving
  • Goal 3: Start Running
  • Goal 4: Run Non-Stop
  • Goal 5: Run Longer
  • Goal 6: Get Faster

I decided to go with Goal 5: Run Longer,  a 7-week plan to get from 5k to 10k. 

My Running Log

Week 01 | Jan 22 - 28, 2023

My Numbers

Daily Reflection

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BeateCadizBig

It’s about exploring, challenging and expanding my mind, creativity, and life. It’s about paying attention to surroundings, opportunities, communities and the small things. It’s about my inner energy, the energy around and how both interact. It’s about stepping out of my comfort zone and growing. It’s about living the best life and finding out what that means to me. It’s about serving a bigger cause and the joy of giving back. 

A CREATIVE PERSON IS MORE PRIMITIVE AND SOPHISTICATED, MORE DESTRUCTIVE AND MORE CONSTRUCTIVE, A LOT CRAZIER AND A LOT MORE REASONABLE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON.   — Viktor Frankl

COURAGE STARTS WITH SHOWING UP AND LETTING OURSELVES BE SEEN  — Brené Brown

titbits, thoughts and fun stuff beyond running

About me

Once upon a time there was a shy & insecure girl growing up in the German countryside while holding the world record in eating strawberries, and admiring those who take risk and explore the world.

Then, somehow, that girl grew into an explorer herself and she just yet has launched some new adventures….

titbits, thoughts and fun stuff

About me

Once upon a time there was a shy & insecure girl growing up in the German countryside while holding the world record in eating strawberries and admiring those who take risk and explore the world.

Then, somehow that girl grew into an explorer herself and she just yet has lauched some new adventures….

It’s about exploring, challenging and expanding my creative side. 

It’s about paying attention to surroundings, opportunities, communities and the small things. 

It’s about my inner energy, the energy around and how both interact. 

It’s about stepping out of my comfort zone and growing. 

It’s about living the best life and finding out what that means to me. 

It’s about serving a bigger cause and being gratefull. 

CREATIVITY IS INVENTING, GROWING, TAKING RISKS, BREAKING RULES, MAKING MISTAKES, AND HAVING FUN.  — Mary Lou Cook

COURAGE STARTS WITH SHOWING UP AND LETTING OURSELVES BE SEEN  — Brené Brown

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Observations about this that and the other thing. 

Feng Shui, Biophilia & CReating Your Dream Life At home
Evoke Nature

My new Business venture in the works

Your environment has a decisive impact on the quality of your life. And I don’t mean designer sofas or the newest trend in interior design. I am talking about the energy you create with your choices of design, color and placement. 

For me it always has been more important to create the right energy in  a home than conforming to a certain look.  I have decorated many homes  and without exception got the same feedback from people entering these spaces.  “Wow, it feels so good in here”. “I feel so comfortable in this space”. “Great energy”. “There is something so good about this space”, “I don’t want to leave”…. and on and on. 

Realizing that I used some of the wisdom of feng shui, and biophilia combined with good standard interior design principles, I have been deepening and consolidating my knowledge in all 3 areas.

In my business EVOKE NATURE I  provide you with tools to better connect you to your environment and create a home that supports your dream life.

Stay tuned – The first tools will be available in Spring 2023. 

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(+1) 917 254 0553

Email Address

beate@beatekirmse.com

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beate@beatekirmse.com