How the new year is shaping up so far

I started the new year with a cold which has progressed now to a cold with a cough which is getting worse daily. Great start into the new year and that although I am supposed to have a great year (check here and here how your year will be).

Never mind I used my time wisely and watched a lot of TV, finished “Breaking Bad“; I know, I know, I am very late to the game, but still…what a show! Upon finishing with BB I started with “Marco Polo” which so far keeps me enthralled. The rest of the time was spent in bed, sleeping a lot and reading a bit. I am struggling a bit with the Haiti series, interesting topic but soooo slow to read. The information here is plainly overwhelming for it to be a quick read.

I also “survived” my first full week back at work. Christmas break was wonderful even though I didn’t take vacation. The national holidays fell so good this year that I had 5 full days to relax. Not that anything is left from this relaxation. Week 1 and 2 in my line of work are always super busy and I felt it this year. My cold is not getting any better and I am not getting enough sleep. But that’s maybe not due to work but rather a problem at work.

Because life outside of the office is still going strong. Lots of dinner invitation which are absolutely not helping with my resolution to start shedding the pounds. Maybe this is because the resolution is annual? Like a boomerang this resolution hits me every year. And one of my friend’s calls me a yo-yo. But couldn’t it be the fault of the resolution? It is just not helping! I am making up my mind to do something and really try my best to lose the weight. But then shouldn’t the resolution support me in this and also pull its weight in the right direction, aka down the scales and not up? I mean we made a deal on NYE to really do the best we can this year and it simply doesn’t work if only one of us is doing its job!

So my resolution and I are going to have a bit of a discussion about all this miscommunication. We are definitely starting week 3 on the right track this time and pull both our weight! Possible that I have a bit more of that than my resolution, but it’s the thought that counts! Ha, not true at all. I am not talking about attending the Olympic Games were being part of it is already enough. I want to be winner and come out on top or rather lower on the scales.
Yours, Pollybert


Happy New Year

I started the last day of 2013 with the Silvesterlauf (sorry, only available in German), a fun run of 5km around the ‘Ringstrasse ‘. Lots of people dress up and there is always a prize for the best costume. My wish was to finish the year with a good run and maybe make it in a good time…


20140101-084849.jpgThe emperor by the way was the winner of the costume challenge.

And you know what? I did it!! I stayed under 6min/km. Am totally proud of myself, yeah!!!


The perfect way to end the old year and start with ambition into the new one. Now that I made it under 6min/km I want to reach 5:30. I will keep you posted on my progress.

‘Happy New Year’ to all of you! Yours, Pollybert