The big news post

As you all know I'm training for the marathon of Amsterdam on October 21st. BUT last week things changed... I had been dreaming about running New York again in November, but I did not get drawn in the lottery. From April 2013 until June 2016 I lived in New York, so this city has a... Continue Reading →

20 best running race signs

Marathons and other races are something special. I think every runner will tell you this. I love reading signs that people are holding along the course. Especially when you think you can't go on anymore, these signs help me smile and keep running anyway... The crowds can really make a big difference sometimes! Here are... Continue Reading →

I’m back!

Okay, I know I took a really long break, but I'm happy to announce that I'm back! After I got injured and couldn't run I got into this writing slump and could not get myself to start blogging again... So let's catch you up a bit. I had my last physical therapist session mid May... Continue Reading →

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 →

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