Win4Youth – What Triathlon has tought me about myself

I have always been somewhat of a sportive person, but I never called myself an athlete with a certain goal. This year was different when I started to train for Triathlon. And with it, I learned a few things about myself. Every year, Adecco supports children organization through its own programme Win4Youth. Win4Youth is based…

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Win4Youth – Swimming in open water

Yes, summer season has finally arrived in central Europe! Temperatures have risen above 30 degrees and that means a) public swimming pools are overcrowded by hormone-driven teenagers and b) we can finally go swimming outside! In the climbing world we talk a lot about how “outside is different” than climbing indoors. Actually the german alpine…

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Win4Youth – My very first triathlon!

I am not going to say much about how I experienced my first triathlon – just that I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to go to Mallorca A few points I learned though: If you can pick up your starter package the day before, do so If you have a chance to ask questions…

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Ruhr2NorthSeaChallenge -by bike

Beginnings I started with the intention to see how far I get. 300 Kilometers is quite a distance to cover by bike, but as always I am first thinking about other things, like adding kilometers to my Win4Youth contribution, rather than how many hours I would have to sit on my bike for example. The…

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Win4Youth – things to love and to loath about biking

As you might have guessed, I’m a social media nerd. And as we social media nerds do, we love to create lists. Lists of things we love and loath for example. And since one of my challenges is to write about Win4Youth, I thought about creating this list – just for you. Brainstorming is more…

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Win4Youth – how’s it going?

In the past days I have met a few colleagues in calls and conferences and one of the usual questions is “How is your training going?”. So, I took a look at my training schedule for you. You can see in May that I received my training schedule from EnergyLabs. The plan is that within…

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Win4Youth – It’s getting real!

From April 24 to April 27 more than 80 Win4Youth ambassadors met in Eindhoven, Belgium at EnergyLab to prepare for the triathlon in Palma de Mallorca. Where to start? First of all, we are representatives from all over the world and we definitely had one thing in common: a passion for what we do, whether…

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Win4Youth – It’s a privilege

Here is a picture of Johanna Dannreuther and myself. Johanna is a digital manager in the French marketing team in Paris and she was kind enough to take me for a run along the Seine when I visited the French team for two days. We met at 7 am, jogged down to the Seine and…

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Win4Youth – Favourite playlist

Going running, swimming or biking by myself without any music almost feels like torture. I get bored easily and have a hard time finding a good pace. Years ago I tried different approaches: letting itunes calculate the beats per minute for every song in my library and then randomly putting a playlist together (really bad…

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Düsseldorf Brückenlauf, 19. April

My first official run! My friend Katharina had agreed to run the Brückenlauf with me on April 19th. Both of us had been training for some weeks before and finally we went running together on said date! The Brückenlauf ‘s longest discipline was 10 kilometres and we had signed up for it. The track starts…

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