In my search for an efficient and un-harmful way to hydrate myself during the marathon, I tried this flask with a straw-type thing on top today. That wasn’t a good idea. The straw thing poked in my eye, and
When I run, I keep my phone in a FlipBelt, an elastic waistband with pockets. To protect it from sweat, I put it in a small plastic bag. Today, after finishing my run, I walked home and got my
I promised myself not to obsessively check the weather predictions for Marathon Day weeks in advance, since they don’t tend to be very accurate that far ahead and it will only make me nervous. I broke that promise on
A year ago, I loved to run here. The green fields stretching as far as the eye could see… well not really, actually, when the weather was clear, the skyline of The Hague was visible, but still. Now they
This morning I left for my run when it was still dark, and though I always feel self-conscious when singing out loud, it was so quiet that I just had to do it. It felt rather liberating!
Just when I had gotten used to it being Fall, and dressed accordingly, the weather changed back to something more appropriate for Summer. Pff…
Thus far, Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer, I’ve always worn the same socks: rather thick ones. I suddenly wondered if I shouldn’t try a different type of sock, so I bought a new pair: more expensive, but also more
The ‘bird watching’ training, where you run without staying at a specified heart rate, are definitely among my favourites. Not because of the ‘strange birds’ I sometimes encounter, but because it is just about running, without distractions. Just go
Now, with an expected time of 4 hours and 45 minutes, I know I am not going to finish first at the Amsterdam Marathon, but today I found out my starting position is all the way to the end!
I have trouble adjusting to changed weather conditions, in particular when it seems like Summer on one day and Fall on the next!