are you still keeping your New Year’s Resolutions?

They say it takes 21 days to make a habit, and it’s been well over 21 days since the start of 2016. So how many new (healthy) habits have you gotten into? If you’ve actually successfully made some of your resolutions into habits, I encourage you to enlighten the rest of us and tell us about it in the comments. Continue reading

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preparation for the 10k, & some words of advice

Here’s the tricky part about racing: you can’t do it without practice. Having ended my competitive dancing career almost one year ago, being busy with the start of my university studies, and generally not having any goal to work towards athletically, my shape has gotten out of it. So with just one week to prepare (and still midterms to write!) all I could really do is… run. I’m no personal trainer, but the way I think I can personally prepare best for this race, is to improve a little day by day. I did my first training: 5.6km, about 30% of which I took breaks to walk instead of run. Next up: trying to balance out my speed to be able to run the whole distance of 5.6km. And finally, adding distance day by day until the race! Continue reading

Amsterdam: Van Gogh museum

When you think of Amsterdam you usually think of Dam Square, perhaps the coffee shops, Heineken beer, and of course the Rijksmuseum showcasing the city’s well-known “I amsterdam” sign. But low and behold, just around the corner are a few other museums, one of which is the Van Gogh museum. With it’s newly renovated entrance, it’s quite the sight from the very first moment. Continue reading