Hi, welcome to my blog: Naschkatze Runs!

My name is Jessica and I am a 26 year old Canadian that has been living in Vienna, Austria for the past six years. I study Transkulturelle Kommunikation (Transcultural Communication with the working languages of English, Spanish, and German) and I work as an English as a Foreign Language teacher.

The word Naschkatze is one of those great German words that doesn’t really have an English equivalent. It more or less means someone who has a sweet tooth but literally it means “Munchcat” Naschen means to eat, to nibble, to snack, to munch.. and Katze is cat. I am most definitely a Naschkatze and I definitely run.

I love to run. I love to eat. I love to run more so that I can eat more! I love to eat good food so that I can run better! This blog will be mostly about these things!

I am currently training for my first full marathon. It will be on October 4th at the Dreiländereck (The three-country corner). The marathon goes through three countries: Austria, Switzerland and Germany. I’ve completed three half Marathons over the past few years but I have been feeling pretty stagnant in my training (for example, I always run at the same pace! Doesn’t matter if it’s 5K, 10K or 42K, eek! I know! It’s bad!)

This blog will be a way for me to track my progress and write about it. I will also be writing things about my life in Vienna, some things about learning foreign languages, cooking, eating. But honestly, it’s going to be more of a running nerd blog. If anyone out there can find some enjoyment from it, then I’d be very happy! Thanks for stopping by!


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