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Anniversary: ten years in the Netherlands Apr 3, 2018

It's been exactly ten years since I've moved to the Netherlands. And it's been an eventful time!

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So long two thousand seventeen Dec 31, 2017

The fact this year has come to an end was a bit of a surprise for me. I remember myself in July and then—bang—it's Christmas and Sinterklaas is on his way. There's some explanation for that though, more on which below.

And now it's time for the traditional annual round-up!

The last has brought major changes for the better for me, in contrast with the gloomy 2016. I'll remember the following.

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So long two thousand sixteen Dec 31, 2016

The turbulent two thousand sixteen has come to an end. The year that has brought so much grief to our world. The year in which Sun Caged and Stream of Passion ceased to exist. I'm inclined to think it's good that it's over.

Happy 2017 to all the readers of this blog! I wish you lots of optimism, persistence and luck!

Following the tradition I'd like to look back on the last year—which has been quite positive on my part. So, in 2016 I managed to:

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On the subject of running Dec 29, 2015

The year is coming to an end again, with so much left to run. I can't repeat my 2013's record of 800 km this year—in 2015 I've only run some 600 km. Not because I'm lazy, but due to being more active in aikido.

Houten's "bike avenues" are great to run on, also because there are not so many bikes using them at the time when I'm running, that is in the evening and during the weekend.

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Egypt. Hurghada ‣ Part 1. Sea Jan 1, 2014

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.

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