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August 24, 2016 / preview
August 21, 2015 / preview

Alright! It’s time to go! In a few hours, I’m leaving for the French Alps to fulfill what has been a goal for over 2 years. The idea is to hike the Pointe Percée area for a few days and then pick up Kim and head for Chamonix and try to find some distraction to prevent getting overly nervous!

April 30, 2015 / preview

People who know me, even just a bit, will probably know that not being able to run would be hell for me. I already went to (admittingly, just the top layer of) hell and back when I was injured at the end of last year. I hated it. After a while, I found my peace with temporarily being unable to run by focussing on coming back better & stronger than before. But what if there was no such thing to focus on? What if there was no hope on coming back at all?

August 21, 2014 / preview

T minus 8 days. CCC is closing in fast now, and things have taken a turn for the worse. After the Ghent-Ieper run, I had some minor pain in my left quadriceps. I gave them some well deserved rest. And then some more, just to make sure. But when I ran again, a week later, another issue arose. This time, my left knee started hurting. A familiar pain this time, all the more worrying…

August 13, 2014 / preview
August 8, 2014 / preview

Some of you already know. But then some of you don’t so, once more: I’m running CCC (short for Courmayeur, Italy – Champex, Switzerland – Chamonix, France) this summer! And even though it might just be “the baby brother” of the UTMB, with its 101k and about 6100m of positive altitude, it’s not exactly a walk through the park. It’s fair to say I’m pretty nervous about the whole thing.

August 6, 2014 / preview

Summer has been busy. Renovations. Running. More renovations. More running. More running. You get the point. I made no summer plans. None. None whatsoever. Everything had to give way for the running goals near the end of summer (more about that later).