This is me:
- Father (Fien & Bram)
- Husband (Irma)
- Freelancer (Clear&Done)
Nothing special, except for the fact that running is a bit different for me than for most people. I usually say:
I’m a runner, but a bit on the extreme side of running. I like to run distances over a marathon and preferably in the mountains… ultra trails.
People look at me like I’m crazy, and I probably am…
A Dutch guy running in the mountains is weird anyway. It’s the Netherlands. It is flat, really flat.
I’m a normal guy, trying to combine a full family life (priority 1) with a 32-40 hour workweek (priority 3) with a 5-6 day a week training and running schedule (priority 2). I’m trying to live as an athlete (living, working, training, eating vegan/vegetarian, repeat) without the full support a professional athlete has although I do have a wonderful coach Danielle Snyder.
In this (hopefully weekly) blog I’ll write about my challenges and my highlights, my questions and my answers to the complexity of this combination of priorities. I know there are more people like me, facing the same challenges. With this blog I hope we can combine our collective knowledge and experiences to help each other out. And I’m hoping for your input.