Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one in the world who hasn’t been to New York in her life. Okay, I’m slightly exaggerating here, but the general response I get when I tell people I’m going to the Big Apple for the first time […]
Runners run because it makes them feel good. Many of them reach for that runner’s high: that particular moment of not thinking about your legs. They just go. And they just keep on going. Others run because they want to stay fit. To keep their heart rate up. To burn calories. To stay in shape. Some might run because they enjoy clearing their heads, to make space for all challenges they have to face in their lives when they take off their running shoes. Runners run to finish a race. To feel the excitement, the anticipation of the green light at the start. Applauding masses during the race. Proud family members at the finish line. Others don’t think there even is such thing as a finish line. Runners run because they enjoy the feeling of going faster and faster. And even faster. Or going further. Further then they ever expected they were capable of. Runners run to get from location A to location B. Or to enjoy their surroundings and see their favourite cities from a whole new perspective. Runners run in groups. To share their love for the act of running with like minded people. Others rather run alone. Because it helps them focus. Focus on their runs. Focus on their heart beat. Focus on whatever might be important to them. Runners run because it allows them to eat. And to eat more.
Then there’s runners who run because they want to live longer. Or runner who run because they don’t necessarily want to live longer, but want to live life to the fullest and running makes them feel that way. Or runners who don’t even think about why they run, but they just do. They lace up their running shoes first thing in the morning and hit the pavement before they go to work. Speaking of work: runners run because they believe running makes you smarter (actually, research showed that in humans, plasma CTSB levels are positively correlated with fitness and memory). Runners also run for more shallow reasons: because there’s a lot of pretty beautiful running shoes out there. And because running outfits are comfortable and cute AF.
And me? I can’t relate. I run, because the thought of not doing it scares me to death.
– This post was written in collaboration with Nike Running.
Happy Monday! I’d like to give you a little bit of an update on what I’ve been up to lately, what my plans are for the weeks ahead and.. well, an update on life basically. My year started off with a bang: my boyfriend and I heard we had to leave our house as soon as possible and everyone who lives in Amsterdam – or any larger city for that matter – knows it’s not easy to find a new property this soon. After a few moments of stress, we pulled ourselves together and started the house hunting. With result: within 5 days we were able to find the most beautiful little apartment in what I think is one of the best areas of the city. Of course we were beyond excited, but to be honest: we completely underestimated the amount of work that was ahead of us. Sorting all your stuff, packing, relocating, unpacking, etc. etc: madness, to try to do this in such a short period of time. In the meanwhile, I also had to go to Stockholm for work (not complaining, but timing wise: not ideal..) and also my boyfriend had to go abroad for a work-related trip. As I said: absolute madness.
What I took from this rather stressful experience is that in crazy moments like this, I’m able to remain calm, constructively oversee the entire situation and act accordingly. This also meant: prioritising to the max. I’m not saying my blog isn’t on top of my priority list, but let’s be honest: our house, our mental state and own sanity are higher up the list that the blog is. So in case you might have experienced a little bit more radio silence: here’s the reason. Thanks for those who sent me sweet messages btw, it really meant a lot that people who I don’t really know – but somehow feel like friends – showed they cared. So again: thanks a million!
In this very post I’m wearing the loudest (yes, you heard that right..) pair of trousers I’ve ever seen (or heard!): the patent fabric is so squeeky, it’s actually embarrassing to walk into a room wearing these. Paired them with my biggest knit (it’s so cozy!) and latest addition to the family: the Balenciaga boots in the gunmetal version I’ver been craving for from the moment I first saw them (but they discontinued producing these two years ago). Topped things off with some gold jewelry (I’ve always been more of a silver type of person, but lately I’ve been getting more and more into gold as well) I got from Brandfield. A girl’s gotta treat herself every now and then, am I right?
Virtual reality. Something that couldn’t be more contradicting at first glance (I mean, how virtual can reality be really?) but after having experienced this Samsung VR experience, I know better now: the virtual world and reality are closer connected than ever before and I had […]