🙌 Hi, my name is Tim Teege
and this is my blog.
I run a web design company in Hamburg, Germany. I enjoy endurance sports like triathlons and marathons, making music and building stuff, and I am father of four sweet girls.
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- Photo 🤳 5 hours ago
- Mood 🎭 😊 content 8 hours ago
- Steps 👟 26,377 yesterday
- Body Weight ⚖️ 75.6 kg 4 days ago
- Sleep 🛏 8:60h 25th of May
- Core Workout 💪 8 hours ago
- At the Desk 🖥 0:27h 2 days ago
- Productive ⌨️ 0:07h 2 days ago
6.8 km/h4 days ago
- 💡 What I intend to do in 2022
- ⛰ Running over mountains for 108 kilometers: Mozart 100 in Salzburg
- 📈 Trying structured marathon training according to Peter Greif
- 🎖 When I appeared in Runner's World print magazine
- 🤩 One of the best days ever: birthday Ironman triathlon in Hamburg
- 💯 My first ever continuous 100 kilometer run
- 🥇 Winning an ultra marathon race
- 🌴 Probably the most beautiful race I have ever done
- 🔨 DIY stories: building a tiny house in the backyard
- 🌱 I tried not eating animals for a whole year so you don’t have to!
For the Record: Training for and Trying a Sub-3 Hour Marathon
7th of May
The story of the moving goalpost. You should know when to say “enough is enough” and be content with what you have achieved. On the other hand, as Elvis Presley famously said:
Ambition is a dream with a Tesla Model S Plaid engine.
(I might have slightly changed that quote to fit better into today’s era.)
I’ve been running for about 10-12 years by now, 95 percent of the time without any ambition to get any faster. I’m just enjoying running for what it is. The great variety you can have just by changing distance, scenery, or company, is enough usually. But speed, of course, is another aspect of running. Mostly unexplored by me.
Am I able to run a marathon in less than three hours?
Grüner Ring 200: Organizing and Supporting a 200 Kilometer Running Race
29th of April
There and Back Again.
As with many races in the COVID era, it’s been a while between coming up with the idea and the race actually taking place. Our first planned edition was supposed to happen in Spring of 2021, but not enough people were vaccinated at the time. So we postponed it until now.
We, that is Michael Mankus and me, again. As with Hamburg Everest in 2019 and Binnenalsterultra 2022, and also 42_16, it is the two of us initiating and making these unusual and exciting running events happen. Full disclosure, Micha is the one who has the ideas first and comes to me with them, so we can pull them off together. Sharing tasks and the responsibility makes it easier.
🌈 New Quarter, Theme, Goals, Intents! (Spring 2022)
2nd of April
After these first 90 days of 2022 it’s time for a short review and an outlook into the future. First off, the new rhythm of quarterly moments of reflections seems to be working out for me and feels right. I managed to complete a lot of the set goals and aim to continue earning my title of King of New Year’s Resolutions which someone recently gave me. 😉
🪞Theme Reflection and Search For a New Theme
🗺️ The Season of Exploration did exactly what I hoped it would. After the almost static 2021 it made me come out of my shell and experience new things. Here are the to me most impactful of them:
Educational Project: How to Become a Better Manager
1st of March
📹 Video vs. 🎙 Podcast vs. ✍️ Writing
Ever since I’ve read the brilliant book The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhou, I felt the urge to share her wisdom about being a better manager somehow. The format of a Youtube video showing a guy explaining something seemed to be a fitting way to do so, although I have next to no experience with creating something like that.
New Book Out – The Story of my EU Marathon Runs
31st of January
You can now buy an eBook written by me and it’s called "Running in the EU".
As the title says, this is a compendium of the blog posts I wrote during the time I ran all the EU’s capital city marathon races from 2011 to 2018. It’s been a wild ride and to me it’s especially interesting how my style of writing and experiencing these trips slowly changed over the course of those seven years. Compare that first to my last marathon report, Amsterdam vs Nicosia – they’re worlds apart.
Here’s the Amazon link to buy for your kindle, but if you’re more into reading for free or on Apple’s Books among others, you can also download the EPUB file format version on my website www.teesches-marathons.eu.
My Intentions for 2022
12th of January
💡 Living with Intent
It’s time to look ahead. A few days ago, I posted my personal review of 2021 and received lots of positive feedback for it. Thanks! It didn’t expect that, because the year felt more like a transition year to me, full of compromise. Probably I’m not the only one there, as this whole pandemic era seems to be a global transition. Many people are confused, unsure about the future, more careful to be optimistic. This might be why some replies to my review stressed how it was a refreshing read during that particular time. The most used word was a variation of “inspiring”, and that made me very happy. Now I have already answered part of the next question.
🎯 Why Goals?
Or, more general, just Why with a capital W. The nominalization of that word has become popular and is now often used as in “But what’s your Why?” Some also refer to it as their North Star.
Review of 2021
3rd of January
One of my favorite parts of the end of the year is taking some time to reflect on how it’s been going. What went well, what not so much, what can I improve for next year? Have I reached the goals I set for 2021, were they the right ones? What were the highs and the lows?
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