Saturday, October 10, 2009

Look at me!

Look at me! That would be 3 posts in 3 days. I am on a roll, man.

So who am I? Just in case someone cares to know, and it will be fun for me to see where this goes.

I am a 45 year old woman from San Francisco, CA. I can't even believe it. The 45 part.
I now live in a small Austrian village in the mountains.

I have lived here for 4 years, my German still sucks, but I keep trying.
I hope to move back to CA one day. (more on that later)
This blog is about fitness and hopefully some funny stuff about living in a small village in the Austrian Alps because there is plenty of material here, folks. (see photo, this is a common occurrence in these parts)

I am married to surprise, surprise an Austrian. I tell people that I was traded for Arnold, it usually gets a chuckle, even though I am so tired of telling it. But when your German sucks, you stick with what you know.
I have 2 kids, 8 and 5. Yeah, I started that pretty late.

At the moment I teach fitness classes. It is an eclectic mix of Muay Thai kickboxing, weight training and yoga. Because that's what I know.

My current goals are to really learn German (beyond speaking in the present tense with the finesse of a caveman) and to be a role model for the women in my community and anyone else who gets something out of my experiences. It IS a tall order but I am making it happen with Divine help and Trust.

OK, that's it for now.
Auf Wiedersehen.


  1. I'm right behind you with that 45 just a few weeks in fact. How DID that happen? I bet you have some great stories about being an American in Austria....tell them! Your village looks beautiful....

  2. Oh my! Your village looks like it came out of a postcard -- so quaint!!! Very nice to have you back in blogland -- I enjoyed your yoga video. Since I haven't actually taken a class in yoga, it's nice to see how the poses are supposed to look. Also nice to know that I didn't do too bad with teaching myself -- while they don't look as awesome as your poses, they're pretty close!!!