Tires vs. Shoes: a week in La Roche-en-Ardenne
Ramblings Tires vs. Shoes: a week in La Roche-en-Ardenne

As part of a yearly tradition, Kim & her friends spend the week between Christmas & New Year in a house. A week of catching up with friends, doing some activities with the kids, good food, good company and quite some mountain-biking too. Your truly, however, does not mountain bike. Yours truly does not even own such bike. But I wasn’t going to let that spoil the fun or keep me from joining the boys on their trip!

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The road less travelled – UTMB 2015
Ramblings The road less travelled – UTMB 2015

And I’m back. Feet on the ground. A ground at about 50m above sea level. And, from a very mathematic approach, the past 9 days have been a success. Plenty of amazing things. And then this one negative thing that, right now, seems to outweigh all the great things that happened. Emotions tend to take the overhand when dreams are involved and it takes time and distance to put things in perspective. 

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The French Vosges: Where  the colour ‘green’ was invented
Ramblings The French Vosges: Where the colour ‘green’ was invented

After doing pretty good at Havenloop Gent and Wings For Life and winning “Laat ‘em Lopen” the week after that, it was starting to get hard to keep the feet on the ground. It took the French Vosges about an hour to bring me down. 3 days later, If I may be so free to take the metaphor one step further, my feet were embedded in the rocks. Humbled. Amazed by everything around me.

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The Marathon: less talk, more run
Ramblings The Marathon: less talk, more run

Marathons. There ’s something legendary about them, which is probably why they appeal fascinating to so many. Of course, there ’s the story of Pheidippides to feed the legend. There are the amazing images of thousands & thousands of people at the start of the big city marathons, not to mention the stories they tell afterwards. But let ’s cut the crap, shall we?

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How it all began I think I was about 9 when I did my first competitive running.

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