Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Harder Better Faster

I ran a whole 'rondje Sloterplas'/ 40 minutes nonstop today, YES!

Monday, August 24, 2009

White Sky


Can't believe it's been a year already...


I really didn't feel like running and I didn't really had the time, so I just ran half an hour, sigh...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Feeling Good

Hopefully I can keep this up...

Friday, August 14, 2009


I finally calibrated my Nike + iPod sensor, but I seemed to lack energy after last time...

Sunday, August 9, 2009


My brother won two tickets for the Loveland festival, he couldn't go however, so Yan & I went in his place. Even though I occasionally like to hear some dance songs (e.g. Justice), dance isn't really my favourite music. There were seven different stages and since I only knew a few of the DJ's that would be performing, we were walking from one stage to another constantly, to see which stage had the best music.

T-Dansant Stage

Fire! Stage

High up in a tree
High up in a tree

There was also a ferry that could take you from one little island to the other side of the festival. After we waited for it for the first time, and it was full, just when we wanted to board, we decided to walk around, take pictures and then return to the ferry. The second time we couldn't board again, but next to the ferry was a raft made of some sort of rubber tiles. Some people went to stand on the raft, 'cause they figured a boat was going to pull it. However, shortly after Yan pulled me on the raft, the boat sailed away without us! In the meantime, the raft was slowly drifting away and we couldn't jump back onto the shore. Luckily the ferry returned and pulled us along...

Bye bye ferry...
On the raft

A Red Bull Mini Cooper car-boat...
...that actually works, I want one!
To cross this very low passage...

...we literally had to lie down

I had a lot of fun that day. The best part was in the evening at Ron Carroll's set. The T-Dansant stage was right in front of the outdoor pool of the Sloterparkbad and they had those rubber tiles placed on the pool. We were literally dancing/bouncing up and down on the pool, which was really cool.
Dancing on the swimming pool
'Diving prohibited'


Friday, August 7, 2009

I Stand Corrected

I'm running the the Dam tot Damloop with CK, but we haven't practised together until now. Unlike me, she runs a whole 'rondje Sloterplas' without the need to take a break, sigh... It also turns out my Nike + iPod sensor isn't accurate! All this time it gave me the illusion I ran a few kilometers more than I did in reality. This is really taking a blow to my confidence...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Let the Beat build

After the 14 km, I felt I was allowed to take it a bit slow...

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Finally made it to 10K! Well, I actually ran 14 km, wohoo! Maybe 10 mile is possible after all...

Gay Pride

Even after living in Amsterdam for several years, I have to admit this year was the first time I went to see the Canal Parade during Gay Pride. The streets were almost as crowded as it is on Queen's Day, only now with a lot of people wearing pink instead of orange. It was really fun with a great atmosphere. My guy friends were acting a bit crazy, I'm wondering if they're really straight... ;)

Waiting for the tram...

The streets, where the boats were passing on the canals, were filled with people