Roadtrip Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama-Florida

Roadtrip Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama-Florida

Roadtrip Louisiana – Mississippi – Alabama – Florida I haven’t posted anything here in a while and I still owe you all a travel post of my roadtrip along the gulfcoast which I did with my family over Christmas and New Year. We started off in Lake Charles where we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and hit the road on December 26th. Our first stop was Avery Island where we visited the Tabasco factory and Jungle Garden, unfortunately on…

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First semester in the US / Christmas break in Florida

First semester in the US / Christmas break in Florida

In August my family and my best friend dropped me off at the airport with just one suitcase and I got on a plane on my own that should take me to a place where I hadn’t known anyone before and where they wouldn’t speak my language, a place over 8000km away from home. 4 months later I can proudly call this place my home away from home with lots of friends. My first semester has literally been a hell…

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New York Trip – Thanksgiving Break

New York Trip – Thanksgiving Break

“The city that never sleeps” has been a destination at the top of my travel bucket list for ages. This week I should finally be able to put a check next to it. We, two teammates and me, headed from Houston to New York City to spend our Thanksgiving break in the “Big Apple”. “Die Stadt, die niemals schläft” war schon lange ganz oben auf meiner Reiseliste. Diese Woche sollte ich endlich ein Hackerl neben dieses Reiseziel auf meiner Liste…

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Road Trip – Creole Nature Trail

Road Trip – Creole Nature Trail

Creole Nature Trail Last week’s fall break was the perfect opportunity to finally discover Louisiana apart from Lake Charles. Having a room- and teammate right from Lake Charles also turned out to have the perfect travel guide and driver for this day trip. Right after our Saturday morning workout, we, 2 german, 1 austrian and 2 american girls, started our way towards the gulf coast to do part of the creole nature trail. Coastal Louisiana is full of wildlife, rich cultural influence and long stretches of…

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How to become a morning runner

How to become a morning runner

How to become a morning runner 5:20am – my alarm goes off. I need some seconds to realize what I am getting up for in the “middle of the night”. Alright, it’s time for another 6am morning practice, let’s get this done. Jumping into my running clothes and there we go: about 30 Mcneese xc runners crazy enough to get their miles done before the sun is up. I often asked myself how some runners are able to run early in…

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August Review

August Review

Welcome September! August was an eventful month, I made a big step and moved from Austria to Louisiana for my studies and for running. A lot happened in the past days, Hurricane Harvey passed us and caused a lot of devastation close to Lake Charles especially in Texas. Moreover, the McNeese xc team started practicing and I am currently working hard to get back in shape as xc season is right around the corner. Last but not least, school started and I already…

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Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

When we talked about hurricanes in high school back home, it seemed to be so far away, too far away to ever bother me personally. Of course I have been aware that hurricanes can occur in the state of Louisiana, especially as Lake Charles is located really south, close to the coast. Nevertheless, I would have never expected to find myself in a state of emergency preparing for the worst case in my second week here in the US. On…

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Welcome home Cowboys!

Welcome home Cowboys!

My first days in Louisiana went by pretty fast. The first training sessions are in the books, I nearly adapted to the humidity and the heat here in the south, got over the jetlag, moved into my dorm room, got to know a lot of new people and got introduced to my teammates, was spoilt with a lot of asics gear, got inserted to the incredible college spirit and finally started class on Monday. Everything is so exciting and makes me…

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Running is a journey.

Running is a journey.

Next stop: Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Setting up a blog has been on my mind for a long time. Now the time has come to finally publish my first post as I am leaving Austria and heading to the USA today to make a long-standing dream of being a student-athlete in America come true. On this website I want to share my journey of becoming a journalist and the best athlete I can possibly be in the US. In addition…

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