Is die hardlooprevolutie wel verstandig?

Can you run a marathon while training no further than 14k

A reaction below one of my running articles brought a new adventure into my playing field. “If you’re interested in running a marathon and being able to shop the next day in NY, try Sportrusten.nl! ” was the advise of Kitty Kilian** I was forced into a running break ( more about that here!). And if you can’t run, you’ll find your comfort in the best next thing: you read about running. And that’s how I found out about the Running revolution. It is a book about running a marathon, but the schedule never exceeds 14k. How is that even possible?  Continue reading

Meisjes van vijftig review Furiously Happy Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy is a happy book. About depression.

I like to read. As much as I can. Online, paper, books, blogs, magazines. My Kindle is almost burnt out right now. I can honestly say that reading is important to me. Books, well written books, will introduce you to a whole new world. They will bring you in contact with people you wouldn’t have got to know otherwise. You live with them, love them, breath with them. If lucky, you sleep with them. You’re sad if they die – Dobby anyone?. Continue reading

wat is elf on the shelf?

The Elf on the shelf. Wat is dat eigenlijk?

Al een paar jaar zie ik hem langskomen in december: The Elf on the shelf. Met dank aan mijn internationale vriendengroep is er in de aanloop naar kerst geen ontkomen aan: mijn tijdlijn op Facebook en mijn boards op Pinterest worden overspoeld met foto’s van de beroemde elf. Ik vind hem zelf nogal creepy, om eerlijk te zijn, dat is een van de redenen dat ik er meestal voorbij surf en er weinig aandacht aan schenk. Maar wat blijkt?

Kinderboek
The Elf on the Shelf is een kinderboek! Dat meen je niet? Dat enge poppetje met dat goedkope rode pakje en die enge ogen die ik in de meest ongemakkelijke houdingen tegenkom op internet, is een kinderspeeltje? Continue reading

My hero, Felicia Day

Felicia Who? Well, you know, that actrice/writer/director/producer that still looks like a 16 year old girl. And no, she is NOT my hero, because she looks like a 16 year old. That could only make me jealous. No, she is my hero, because she does what she likes. And thrives on it. She is successful with it. A creative genius, that’s what she is. It can be a small role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is or a lead in Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog. Or she can be writing, producing AND directing an internet series. (If you never watched you should watch The Guild!).

Really everything she does is a success. Or makes her famous, if only situational. But if she makes it looks easy, that doesn’t mean it IS easy. And that is what she lets us know with her latest project. A book. You’re never weird on the internet (almost). It’s a biography. Real life memoires.  Continue reading