My May running plans

So as you probably know, I have not been running much... But I think my injury is almost 'beat'. This past weekend I was in Copenhagen where I walked 30 000 steps per day. And... pain-free! Tuesday I did an easy 25 minute run and today a slow 40 minute run with my mom, both... Continue Reading →

Post-marathon blues

You've been training for weeks, months even for that big race. Then race day comes along and you give it everything you have. Whether you reach your race goals or not, over the next couple of days it dawns on you: 'what now?' To me, this is the marathon black hole. For the first 2... Continue Reading →

My April running plans

On the first day of this beautiful April month, I want to talk about some of my running plans for the month of April. I'm not the kind of person to sign up for a lot of races and I usually just run by myself... But April is an exception to this rule, with the... Continue Reading →

Yoga for runners

Last Saturday I signed up for a yoga for runners workshop at 'Gezondheidscentrum Mechelen'. I've always been interested in yoga and I have taken classes occasionally. When I heard about this workshop I figured it couldn't hurt to go and find out how yoga can improve my running. We were a group of 5 people... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from a long run

Last weekend I went out for a 20 mile or 32 kilometer run. I left the house on Saturday at 7am to run for 3 hours and 26 minutes. The temperature was below freezing, the wind was icy and it was snowing. Not ideal conditions, but what has to be done, has to be done.... Continue Reading →

How it all started

My love for running didn't come naturally. I've never been a great athlete or into sports. I did ballet for 6 years, jazz dance for 2 years, basketball for 2 years, tennis for 3 years, ... but I never excelled in any of them. When I was about 14 years old we had to start... Continue Reading →

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