Marathon – Day 67


Today is Prinsjesdag. In case you are wondering what that is:

Prinsjesdag (English: Little Princes’ Day) is the day on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives to give the speech from the throne (Dutch: Troonrede); setting out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

The occasion is prescribed by the constitution, article 65 of which states: “A statement of the policy to be pursued by the Government shall be given by or on behalf of the King before a joint session of the two Houses of the States-General that shall be held every year on the third Tuesday in September or on such earlier date as may be prescribed by Act of Parliament.”

After the speech from the throne, the budget is later presented to the House of Representatives by the minister of finance.” (Source: Wikipedia)

For some reason, the female guests at this occasion wear hats. Which attract a lot of (media-) attention. So I thought it would be fitting to draw myself running with a festive hat today! (Mind you, I didn’t really run with a hat, nor do I actually own a hat like that. Or any kind of hat really, I don’t have a head for hats.)

Marathon – Day 65


Today I did a race that was really more of an organised training run. It took place in a park with many paths. And we didn’t wear bib numbers. The route was marked by tiny signs, so I really had to pay attention, and I couldn’t just follow the person in front of me, because I wasn’t sure they were also doing that training run. Confusion! Made it to the finish line though 🙂

Marathon – Day 62


I did a Ladies Run today, where, as the name suggests, only women can join, and (almost) everybody wears something pink. It was great fun, and I even managed to run a new 10k PB (50:24)! Apparently it is a running gag (pun intended) with runs that women always need to use the bathroom (several times sometimes even) before the start of a run. So they often put these portable toilets near the start. There were a lot of them also at this Ladies Run, though not as many as I’ve drawn here 😉