Happy New Year everyone!
The lucky thirteen has come to an end. One of my achievements in the last year was reaching the total run of 800 km. I registered all my workouts in a Google Drive spreadsheet (you can use this document as a template if you wish). Among other things, it gives you a forecast on the total run at the end of the year, which is a very good motivation. It forced me for one to run 25 km in the last two days of 2013.Read on »
Exactly one year ago, on January 1, 2012 I was late for the "New Year's dive", Nieuwjaarsduik, because it took me too long to find a parking space). Then I had to dive in solitude.
In case you have no idea what it is about: Nieuwjaarsduik is a stunning event when live people plunge into the water of a temperature slightly above the freezing point, organized in Holland nationwide by Unox. The main diving venue is in Scheveningen, near by the Hague, and people here run right into the North Sea.Read on »
Now that October has come, the summer is finally here. The last time it visited us was in April. After that I couldn't say we ever had summer weather in the past months. Temperature would hardly rise above 21—22° C (70—72° F), and mainly kept around 16—18° C (61—64° F), especially during August and September.
But the last two days of September happened to be really warm, and on the first of October temperature soared to 26° C (79° F) again.
What else could one do on such a lazy Saturday than simply go to the coast?Read on »