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A quick update

We are four months into 2019, and it’s time for an update. The only reason for not updating this blog is that I’m sorting out my exercise regime. A lot has happened since the last time. I’ve completed a metric century (yay!), I’ve signed up for an Ironman (really) and got some new gear. I’m […]

2018: What.A.Year!

Two more days and 2018 will be history. As we are getting bombarded with endless lists of what we have listened to, accomplished and what not it’s time to reflect 2018 and how I perceived it. 2018 was a great year for me. The best thing that happened was picking up cycling. I’m getting more […]

Best workout apps to get healthy and stay fit in 2019 (part 1)

So what are the best workout apps to get healthy and stay fit in 2019? Aaptiv I’ve talked about the Aaptiv before in my previous post. Let’s dig a little deeper into this app. First of all: I’m not affiliated nor do I get paid to promote this app or any other app I’ll be […]

Treadmill vs. running outside

Ah yes. The treadmill discussion. People ask me all the time why I’m running on a treadmill rather than running outside. Well, different reasons. Let me start with the practical one: I’m a father of two. Having kids is no walk in the park (no pun intended) and taking care of them starts at 07:15 […]

Attempting a metric century

Ever since my brother and I picked up my bike at Canyon one of the goals was to ride a metric century before the end of the year. I’ve been reading all about these epic rides and despite the advice from every single blogger not to ride 100 KM as a beginner I decided to […]

Mixing it up

Brace yourself; winter is coming. We all know the phrase, and we all know what that means — spending more time indoors rather than outdoors. I’m trying to ride my bike as long as possible, but with ice roads in the forecast, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So I’m mixing things up. I’m […]

Almost New Bike Day!

New Bike Day is coming up! It’s my first road bike ever which makes it even more exciting. Almost two months ago I placed an order at canyon.com. I was looking for an all-round bicycle: nothing fancy, just something to get me started with cycling. As a Dutch guy cycling isn’t something new, but a […]

Making progess

It’s been a month and a half since I decided to get back into shape. I picked up running and drastically changed my diet. No more soda’s, snacks or any of that stuff. I usually get up at 5 in the morning. Do my C25K routine  (every other day and at the end of the […]

End of week 2

I finished W2D3 of the C25K last Thursday. I’m allowing myself more rest days in between runs. I’m afraid I’ll injure myself (which happened in the past a few times). This time I’m going slow and steady. Losing weight and gaining strength is not a sprint. It’s a long distance run. So what else happened? […]

Introduction

This morning I finished W2D1 (Week 2, Day 1). I picked up the C25K (Couch to 5K) routine again after finishing this ten years ago. Back then the program helped me eventually in running my first half marathon: the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in San Jose, CA. Three weeks ago I got triggered to […]