I think I've been running since I was 14 years old. In the beginning, it was not very serious. I always said: "Okay, this week I'm really going to start working out!" But I never did, like 70% of this world.
|View during a run - Utrecht|
As I got older, around the age of 16, I began to take more of an interest in running. I did it several times a week, as a training for my first serious run. Just 5K, but I tried to be as good as possible. In the end, I was a little over my time goal, but still quite fast. I was proud, I almost felt like a 'fitgirl', haha.
Then there was a year in which I couldn't run, so I started again one year ago. It was such a good feeling, running fast, going on and on, while being outside. Surrounded by nature, music playing in my ears. I love it so much.
Then I became better and better. Approximately four months ago, I could run 10K within 55 minutes, which was a huge accomplishment for me. But there was one problem; because my running shoes were a little old, I decided to take them with me to Málaga (March 15 until June 6), and leave them there. In this way, my suitcase would be a bit more spacious on my way home - and I needed that, haha. So then I came back, without running shoes, and I didn't feel like spending so much money again. It was such a pity - I ran, but on my Nike Free Runs, which are not made for serious sports.
|Asics GT-2000 3 (D)|
This summer I went back to Málaga for holidays, without doing sports for three weeks, just eating shit and drinking alcohol. After that, I had several introduction days/weeks for my studies, which contained more or less the same.
The last couple of weeks have been quite stressful; a lot of things happened at the same time. I went to rowing trainings, cycled a lot (I'm Dutch - duh), walked a lot, but it's just not satisfying to me. I missed running, I missed it a lot. So I knew I had to order proper shoes, because otherwise, I would get injuries. Unfortunately, the shoes I ordered, didn't fit. I decided to go to Run2Day in Utrecht again, to be filmed and advised professionally. Yesterday I did, I'm so happy! I walked into the store and these Asics GT-2000 3 (D) were immediate eye-catchers to me. I looked at them and then asked the lady if she could film me. The second pair that I tried on, were the pinks Asics. They felt like heaven; I knew I had to get them. There'll be some months living on water and dry bread for me, because they cost €129,95. But that doesn't matter at all, because it's 100% worth it. My previous pair was from Asics as well; it's a really good brand for my feet. I'm so excited to start running again! I want to be fit, free, running in peaceful and beautiful places, with some damn good music on. So that's what I'm gonna do! I'll keep you updated.