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Treadmill vs. running outside

Ah yes. The treadmill discussion. People ask me all the time why I’m running on a treadmill rather then 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 me and my brother picked up my bike at Canyon one of 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 be […]

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 be safe then sorry. So I’m mixing things up. I’m still trying […]

Almost New Bike Day!

New Bike Day is coming up! Actually 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 allround bike . Nothing fancy, just something to get me started with cycling. As a Dutch guy cycling isn’t something new […]

Making progess

It’s been a month and a half since I made the decision 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 […]

End of week 2

I actually 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 […]

Introduction

This morning I finished W2D1 (Week 2, Day 1). I picked up the C25K (Couch to 5K) routine again after finishing this 10 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 […]