πŸ™Œ Hi, my name is Tim Teege
and this is my blog.

Tim Teege 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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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?

What do the numbers suggest?
What do the numbers suggest?

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GrΓΌner 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.

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The Practicing Stoic

A Philosophical User’s Manual

by Ward Farnsworth

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Thoughts


The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

by Eric Jorgenson

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Thoughts


A Treatise on Possibility

Perspectives on Humanity Hereafter

by Rou Reynolds

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Thoughts


🌈 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. πŸ˜‰

πŸͺžTheme Reflection and Search For a New Theme

πŸ—ΊοΈ 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:

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Factfulness

Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

by Hans Rosling

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Thoughts


Man’s Search for Meaning

The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust

by Viktor E. Frankl

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Thoughts


Ruined By Design

How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It

by Mike Monteiro

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Thoughts


Educational Project: How to Become a Better Manager

1st of March

πŸ“Ή Video vs. πŸŽ™ 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. 

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The Psychology of Money

Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness

by Morgan Housel

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Thoughts


Becoming Ironman

Mein Weg zum Weltmeister im Triathlon

by Patrick Lange

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Thoughts


In Search of Al Howie

by Jared Beasley

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Thoughts


Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

by Robert B. Cialdini

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Thoughts


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". 

It’s a book!
It’s a book!

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.

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Die Schule meines Lebens

Weisheiten und Lebenstricks von ziemlich außergewâhnlichen Menschen

by Matze Hielscher

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Thoughts


Your Money or Your Life

Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence

by Vicki Robin

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Thoughts


My Intentions for 2022

12th of January

πŸ’‘ 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.

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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?

This is the sixth year in a row I’m doing it publicly. If you want to see the development, read Review 2016Review 2017Review 2018Review 2019, Review 2020.

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Siddhartha

Eine indische Dichtung

by Hermann Hesse

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Thoughts


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