December 31st, 2014


2015 Resolutions

*Read 100 Books
*Write 100 Blog Posts
*12 Monthly dates with mr.ncot
*Run 1000 kilometres

These are all things that make me happy and healthy. Bring it on 2015 :-)

Oh and to kick start my health, am doing #dryjanuary again! No booze for 31 days.

2014 in Snapshots

Life is good, enjoy the little things. Someday you will look back and realize they were the big things. I try very hard to be mindful, to appreciate my life and the blessings I have. This is not always easier in my self induced panic and rush and stress. But when I look back at my daily snapshots, I appreciate the little things :-) And I remember how much love, beauty and fun surrounds me each day!
Snapshots 2007 - 2014


Books Read in 2014

Broke 60 barrier, next year want to reach 100 books read, just like the good old days. That's only 2 a week, should be possible, no?

Books Read in 2014
Just Between Us: Cathy Kelly
Make My Wish: Fiona Harper
Driving Home for Christmas: Emma Hannigan
The Silver Collection: Carole Matthews
Mum on the Run: Fiona Gibson
Christmas Magic: Cathy Kelly
The Christmas Cookie Club: Ann Pearlman
Christmas Gifts at the Beach Cafe: Lucy Diamond
Christmas at the Beach Cafe: Lucy Diamond
How the Inlaws wrecked Christmas: Fiona Gibson
Not in front of the corgis: Brian Hoey
The Beach Cafe: Lucy Diamond
The One You Really Want: Jill Mansell
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking: Oliver Burkeman
Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done: Oliver Burkeman
Overwhelmed: work, life and play when no-one has the time: Brigitte Schulze
A Race Like No Other: Liz Robbins
Red Love the story of an East German Family: Maxim Leo
What Alice Forgot: Liane Moriarty
We are all completely beside ourselves: Karen Jay Fowler
Ties that Bind: Catherine Deveney
Love Nina: Nina Stibbe
Reading Like a Writer: Francine Prose
The Way Back Home: Freya North
The Third Wife: Lisa Jewell
One Summer: David Baldacci
A Day at the Office: Matt Dunn
The Rosie Project: Gramee Simsion
The Knot: Mark Watson
A Hundred Pieces of Me: Lucy Dillon
Maeve's Times: Maeve Binchy
Chestnut Street: Maeve Binchy
I murdered my library: Linda Grant
Big Table, Busy Life: Allegra McEvedy
Are we Nearly There Yet?: Ben Hatch
Cruising Attitude: Heather Poole
Eat Move Sleepl: Tom Rath
Running like a Girl: Alexandra Heminsley
The One Plus One: Jojo Moyes
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared: Jonas Jonasson
Me Before You: Jojo Moyes
Lean In: Sheryl Sandberg
Marathoning for Mortals: John Bingham
Crossfire: Dick Francis
Life after Life: Kate Atkinson
Little Beach Street Bakery: Jenny Colgan
The Book Thief: Markus Zusak
Agile Risk Management: Alan Moran
The Busy Person's Guide to the Done List:
Keep on Running, The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict: Phil Hewitt
Daring Greatly: Brene Brown
One Thousand Gifts: Ann Voskamp
Nice cup of tea and a sit down: Nicey and Wifey
Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career: Herminia Ibarra
Carry On Warrior: Glennon Melton
The Last Letter from your Lover: Jojo Moyes
When we were bad: Charlotte Mendelson
The run fat bitch run marathon plan: Ruth Field
The Secret Life of Bees: Sue Monk Kidd
Sisterland: Curtis Sittenfeld
Play it Again: Alan Rushbridger
Born for Love: Bruce D Perry

Review of Books Read in 2014


Running Review 2014

This was a good year - a 10k, a 10miler, 2 HMs, one Marathon! I faced my fears and run awayway. I helped a colleague run her first race (Berne Frauenlauf in June 2014) and ran with Markus in his first race (Silvesterlauf). I stopped apologizing for being a slow runner and was proud of my achievements and my slow, steady, strong stubborness :-) Next Year I am motivated to train more and get fastetr!

No of Runs: 93
Total Distance: 706.9km
Run Time: 94:18:24
Avg Distance: 7.60km
Avg Run Time: 1:00:51
Average Pace: 8:00km

No of Runs: 31
Total Distance: 187.96km
Run Time: 26:06:06
Avg Distance: 6:06km
Avg Run Time: 50:31
Average Pace: 8:20km

No of Runs: 63
Total Distance: 327:32
Run Time: 42:38:17
Avg Distance: 5.20km
Avg Run Time: 40:36
Average Pace: 7:49km