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Race Report | Hamburg Marathon

Hey guys, can you believe it? I ran the Hamburg Marathon last weekend! And not just any marathon, my first marathon ever. I can actually hardly believe it myself — although the training (since Christmas) seemed to last forever, the race itself was over in a flash. And it was so much fun! I have lots …

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Hamburg | The End of Winter

Life is all about perspective, isn’t it?  When I first moved to Hamburg from New York City in 2008, the city  with its 1.7 million residents seemed impossibly small.  But I grew to love my first home in Germany with all my heart.  Now after spending nearly a year-and-a-half living full-time in Bremen (with about one-third …

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InstaWalk Hamburg

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Instagram.   Although I love the challenge of photographing with my DSLR  and love the images I can capture with it,  taking photos with my smartphone has become my new favorite thing.  I always have the phone with me, and there is something to be said for capturing …

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Exploring Germany’s Christmas Markets

German-Christmas Markets

Every December for the last many years,  I’ve shared with you my love for exploring Germany’s Christmas markets — keeping running tabs on how many mugs of Glühwein and bags of Schmalzkuchen I’ve consumed (too many), challenging myself to visit new markets every year, and taking way too many photographs! This year will be much the same — but in addition to all …

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Race Report | Hamburg Half Marathon

Hamburg Half Marathon

I guess it’s time to fill you in on Sunday’s race, right?  Given the fact that my training was rather minimal this time around, I didn’t have terribly high expectations for this half marathon.   Although I’d been hoping to at least PR (and maybe even get a little closer to my sub-2:00 goal), after taking some …

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Hamburg | Der Weihnachtsmarkt in Ottensen

25. Visit three new Christmas markets and blog about them. Another Christmas market post, you ask?  In January?  Yes.  Even though it’s a tad bit late, it’s better than having you thinking that I was shirking my 33 Things responsibilities! My third and final new Weihnachtsmarkt of the season was in the Ottensen neighborhood of Hamburg …

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