woensdag 20 februari 2013

Silent Run

13.51 km
Start 9.00
Forgot my iPod, possibly made me run a bit faster because wanting to get home quicker?  Cold start but once my hands were thawed it was a comfortable temperature with sun and no wind.  Coughed a lot when I got in, though during the run itself I could breathe easily enough.  Maybe the effect of the Ventolin had worn out by the time I got home. 

maandag 18 februari 2013

Houseboat viewing

10.19 km
Start 16.30
Good run across town.

zondag 17 februari 2013

Sunny Springlike Sunday in the City

Start 13.15

Planned to go out towards Amelisweerd but before I was at the end of the Prins Hendriklaan had had to stop a few times.  Remembered I hadn't taken any Ventolin (the sun was shining so it looked warmer than it actually was) so went back to the house to get some.  After this I could breathe more easily.  Changed plans and ran into town along the canals and visited Karin, had a cup of tea and then back. 

zaterdag 16 februari 2013

Groenekan 10 miles

Start 7.15


Figure of 8 run out to Groenekan and back via De Bilt.  Dull, grey and misty with here and there the remnants of snow.  Running reasonably easily, slowed down a wee bit on the trailpaths in the woods but was able to run pretty steadily with only a few photo breaks. 

donderdag 14 februari 2013

Cut short dry run

Start 7.30

Was planning a longer run but after 20 minutes or so discovered I'd forgotten my water bottles and decided to turn back.  It's not that I couldn't run further without liquid in these temperatures but it's a route I'm not particularly familiar with and didn't want to get too far from home with nothing with me.  Glad I got out in time to see the pre-sunrise pink sky anyway - as soon as it was properly light the sky reverted to a universal grey. 

dinsdag 12 februari 2013


Start 16.15

Noticed these giant 'coins'
on the street leading
along to the mint for
the first time.

Perfect running weather.  Cold but no wind.  Much faster than yesterday morning on the beach. 

maandag 11 februari 2013

Windy Beach Run

Start 7.30

Along the dijk bike path to Monster from where I could see the pink stripe of sunrise in the sky to the east. Back along the beach after a bit of hill training running up and down the over-the-dijk entrance. 


zondag 10 februari 2013

Snow at Dawn

Start 7.00

Out before first light to enjoy the luminosity of the snow covered fields.  Paths under trees that are normally too dark for running on so early are bright and usable when the ground reflects rather than absorbs light.  (Even) slower than usual because of the soft ground but a good run all the same.  Found a new pair of full length leggings I'd forgotten I'd bought here so ran in them for the first time.  

donderdag 7 februari 2013

Snowdrops at Sunset

Start 17.15

Got out just before the sun went down, and apart from a very brief sprinkling of light hail it stayed dry.

woensdag 6 februari 2013

Short Bike Run

Start 17.00
Short run across town to pick up my bike from where I'd left it yesterday. 

maandag 4 februari 2013

Marnemoende (with detour)

Start 9.15

Different route from last time which should have been shorter but I took a diversion which took me through an industrial estate. 

zaterdag 2 februari 2013

Postbox at Sunset

Start 17.00
Dithered a bit doing various things this afternoon and finally decided to get out before it got dark.  Luckily it stays light for a few minutes longer each day now and I was able to get a decent run in despite not getting out till after 5pm. 

vrijdag 1 februari 2013


14.02 km
Start 8.00

Running into Utrecht from the west side came across a couple of wall murals I hadn't seen before.

The last 2 photos are things I might get round to going to...