Q. Who are you and what you do for a living?
My name is Manuel, but you can call me Robim. I'm a guy who is always looking for new things to do, new ways to do them and new people to do them with. Right now I'm studying to become Personal Trainer, which is something I recently found out to be a big, huge passion of mine. But I've been doing lots of different stuff over the past 10 years, from Design to DJing, and I still manage a small music label and do live electronic music concerts once in a while. I also love Football, and my role model is Cristiano Ronaldo.



Q. How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life?
Well, right now my exercise regime IS becoming my professional life, but I still have to separate things, so I have to be very strict, and plan things very carefully. Once I start actually working as a PT, I will have to balance my work load and my free training load, so I don't run out of energy, or worse, get injured. It's definitely a challenge, one I'm most certainly up to.

Q. When and why did you start running?
I can't exactly remember, but I know I have been running since I was very young, probably, 12-13 years old. I used to do cross country running along with my school team, and after that I just kept running for pleasure. And that's how I do it now, you know? I rarely do long distances, no more than 10K, since I have lots of other activities I enjoy doing. Still, running is up there among my favourite ones.

Q. What motivates you to go out there, when you do not feel like it?
My inner motivation, which luckily I've always had very present and liquid in me, is always firing some sparks for me to move, to never stop. If I'm physically fit, then I will do it. I have a very strong focusing capability, specially when it comes to exercise, so it's only natural for me that I get up and start doing whatever I had set out to do that day.

Q. What is the longest distance you have ran?
I ran 15K once, some years ago. As I said before, I don't enjoy running long distances. I used to be a sprinter, and frankly nowadays I will rather run around 5K and try to do my best time within that distance than go about running for longer. That's also due to my training regime, which is mainly anaerobic (maximum and sub-maximum efforts within shorter periods of time, using more energy substracts from muscles and less oxygen). As I keep saying, it's all about balance.

Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?
That freedom one feels when running outside, that feeling of being capable of going wherever one wants, using only one's body and nothing more. The sensation of wanting to go faster, or slower, it's unique. Can't really describe it with words, but if feels like poetry to me. Any physical activity feels like poetry to me, raw movement is such a pure form of expression.

Q. What do you think about the lack of exercise?
I honestly think it's tragic, and what really scares me is that most people are not really aware of what it causes. And that same amount of people also have a very strict negative opinion about exercise, and it's not particularly correct, quite the contrary. Exercise is mainly about health, it's not about getting yourself to the very limit every single time your doing something. Leave that for the professional athletes. For the common people, it's mainly about maintenance, of the body and of the mind. And the mind needs the body to be in motion, otherwise it will also lose some of its abilities. Balance your daily healthy dosage of exercise with some nice and clean nutritional habits and you will extend your quality of life for many years. Get on moving, now!

Q. What was your best running experience?

Every summer I spend my holidays in the south of Portugal, Algarve. And every summer I have wonderful running experiences, with a mix between running on the beach and by the seaside in small towns, always with amazing weather. This year, though, last month, I probably had my best running experience. It felt better than ever before, I ran more consistently, I was able to command my body more accurately, and I enjoyed every second of it, even in effort as you might guess, cause I was pushing myself to test my resistance capabilities. I did my best KM splits ever, as a result of the training routines that I've been patiently following for the last 6 months. It's paying off - best physical form of my life!

Q. What was your worst running experience?
Not really sure, but I think it was 3 or 4 years ago, also in Algarve. I felt out of shape, out of rhythm, out of sync. Exactly how I hate to feel, incapable of testing myself to the limits I set out to reach. It felt awful, I ran 2K and had to stop. Never had happened to me before, never happened to me again ever since.

Q. How do you push through the pain?
I focus and think about my goals. I visualize the best version of myself that I'm yet to achieve. And I KNOW I have to keep going, no excuses are valid at that point. It is when you feel the pain that you must keep going, that is when you're reaching new levels. That's exactly when you are improving, and I always think about it, and keep on going. Many times I think that it's going to be hard, but doable, so it's cool! I know that I'm gonna do it, so I just do it, and I will rest later. It's all about focus and discipline. About wanting it more. Playing hard, working harder.

Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running?
Prepare yourself for that task. Running ain't easy, and it certainly can be bad for you if your body isn't ready. Before running long distances on a medium intensity, run short distances on a medium/high intensity. Do some extra physical work. Train your muscles, arms and legs, and specially work HARD! on your core. The core is the central part of your body, every muscle surrounding your vital organs, and back muscles. Without them you'd be a messy blob. Have your core well tuned before you start running, because it's the one thing that will help you avoid injuries, particularly in the knees and spine. Think about it, running is repeating one movement thousands of times, with impact and pressure, and not a lot of amplitude in it. The more work you put into your core, the better protected you'll be for this kind of task. And if you LOVE RUNNING, LIKE I DO, you're gonna wanna do it for as long as you possibly can! So do it responsibly, and in a healthy way. That way, you'll be running for years and years, feeling like a feather in the wind.

Q. Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?

The one that I use most of the times is Instagram, feel free to follow me: @manuelderobim

I also have Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/m.robim), and a SoundCloud page with some of my own musical pieces (https://soundcloud.com/oldmanual) - prepare yourself, it's not your ordinary summer hit!

You can also follow my electronic music label through Bandcamp (https://avnlrecords.bandcamp.com/), with lots of fresh young artists from Portugal and other parts of the world!

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Q. Who are you and what you do for a living?

Hi! My name is Casey and I was born and raised in Grandville, Michigan. I grew up playing volleyball and I went on to play in college at both the University of Memphis and Butler University. I moved out to Los Angeles (where I currently live) after graduation and have been working in the financial services industry. 


Q. How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life?

I’m not going to lie, it can be a bit of a challenge, but I try to place a priority on making sure that I can get my exercise in during the day. I usually end up doing some kind of gym workout or run after work, but on the weekends, I am a huge fan of group fitness classes or early morning runs.


Q. When and why did you start running?

I didn’t start running for exercise until after college (before that it was always a coach imposed punishment). I always hated running and it wasn’t until I moved out to California and a friend convinced me to do a 10k that I started to incorporate it into my schedule. 

Q. What motivates you to go out there, when you do not feel like it?

I try to remind myself of how good I feel after a run. That immense feeling of accomplishment that comes from a run is definitely addicting!



Q. What is the longest distance you have ran?

26.2 miles. I ran the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon in 2016 - it was an amazing experience!



Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?

I think I’m generally so focused on finishing the run that I don’t generally worry about it too much. 



Q. What do you think about the lack of exercise?

Exercise can have such a powerful effect on your life and not just in the physical sense. For me, my exercise routine helps to make me feel less anxious and stressed. Not everyone wants to run, but there are so many great ways to stay active like walking, sports, hiking, swimming, and all the countless new classes gyms are putting out. I recently started boxing and I absolutely love it. I also think it’s so important to expose children to exercise early and show them just how much fun it can be!

Q. What was your best running experience?

Probably crossing the finish line at the marathon in San Diego. It was so surreal to think of all of the training that went into that moment. My best friend was there at the finish line and I felt so grateful to be able to complete the race and share that moment with someone.



Q. What was your worst running experience?

During the training for the marathon, I developed hip bursitis that made me have to sit out for part of my last month of training. I remember the last run that I did and having to stop after mile two because I was in so much pain. It was really hard to take the time off to heal, but I knew it was necessary if I wanted to be able to run the race.

Q. How do you push through the pain?

One of my best friends is also a runner and he introduced me to the idea of a “running mantra.” It’s a quick and easy phrase that you repeat over in your head to help get yourself through. For me, I repeat the phrase “Dig” or “Dig it out.” It’s something that reminds me to dig deep and push until the end!


Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running?

I would say that it will probably be a struggle in the beginning, but if you can get past that initial pain it gets so much better! When I first started training for the marathon, I couldn’t run more than a half mile at the pace that I wanted. It was horribly frustrating and I felt so defeated after that first run, but it got better and easier over time. Build a running schedule and try to stick to it - you’ll feel so accomplished when you can look back and see literally just how far you’ve come! 



Q. Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?

My Instagram is @caseysolo – that’s the one that I am most active on.

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Q. Who are you and what you do for a living?

My name’s Phil Beastall. I’m a Video Producer and run my own Production company called Elrose Creative. I am a Dad to 3 kids - 10, 5, 1.

Q. How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life?

It’s a battle, I must admit. I often work away from home on locations such as London, which involves either leaving at 7 am and getting back late or staying in a hotel overnight. The good thing is that I work for myself so can choose the work I want to take on and can make suggestions on the days that suit me, for example I will avoid days when I know I’m racing. On the days I simply can’t avoid it, I get up at 4:30 and just get the run in! I’m lucky to have a very supportive partner who looks after the kids in my absence. 

Q. When and why did you start running?

I used to be a good XC runner when I was a kid, but gave it up when I was around 13-14. It wasn’t until my mum signed up for the Silverstone half marathon in 2010 that I decided to get back into it. 


Q. What motivates you to go out there, when you do not feel like it?

I love getting PBs. I’m also addicted to exercise. So not only do I have an irrational fear of losing all my fitness in the one day I have off, I also love the feeling when I get a PB. This is all the reminder I need to get out there.

Q. What is the longest distance you have ran?

15 miles on a long Sunday run.

Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?

I quite like being a quick runner because it means I don’t fear how I look. 

Q. What do you think about the lack of exercise?

Exercise is such an essential part of our existence. We live in a world where for some reason we neglect our bodies. I’m very often on video shoots where we simply don't have time to eat - a basic human need! Exercise is no different. We must look after ourselves and the one body we have been given.

Q. What was your best running experience?

Running 14:35 on the track and getting my current PB. I was lucky to have a pacemaker for 10 laps, which is unheard of normally. Our coach kept thanking him as we went past on each lap because he knew how instrumental this would be to me getting a PB


Q. What was your worst running experience?

Running the 2015 National XC in Parliament Hill. It was so muddy that every footstep felt like such an effort. I went out too hard at the start and finished in a much lower position than I should of. I actually swore never to race there again, but I’m sure I'll be back!

Q. How do you push through the pain?

I always remind myself of times I have been in pain but survived. In fact, I talk to myself (in my head) while it’s happening. Each time I experience new levels of pain I feel it raises my threshold for the next time.

Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running?

Give yourself motivation by signing up for a race. Take it really slow to start with and build gradually. Forget how fast other people are running, this is about you and your own goals.

Q. Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?

I only use Instagram for my running and you can follow me at: therunnerbeast.




On who you are…

My Name is Jani and I’m many things, a Wife, an ASICS-Frontrunner, a Blogger for jbrobinblog.com, a fashion-Designer-patternmaker-Quality-Control-merchandiser and most days still a little girl at heart. I love all things Colourful and mysterious and enjoy collecting Insects and making beautiful things. I like getting things done fast-no-fuss-quick-quick, no time for wasting time.


On running… 

I’ve always ran recreationally but never as a competitive sport in school or anything - it’s always just been on and off fun. But in late 2014 I needed a change – I wanted to move into another faze of my life and I started taking the running more and more with 2016 and 2017 transitioning in my best years so far. It started as a cheap way to lose weight and get healthy. 

Over the past year my Running has really become one of my main priorities, I use to do a much more fulfilling creative job and due to Annoying financial ‘adult’ reasons I had to change jobs. So my new job was not as much fun and creative for me as the previous one, I started a Blog to keep me busy and got more and more into running. A friend suggested to me to apply for a competition and I got accepted as an ASICS Front runner and from there on my running became more and more serious. Although now my job has become more fun than a year ago - I’ve decided that I don’t want to do what I’m doing for the rest of my life, All I want to do is Run. I’m not 100% exactly sure how this is going to bring food to the table but I’ll figure it out, haha.


On your First Run...

I can’t say I can remember my first-first run exactly – But I know it was with my Mom. The woman in our family are very talented in sport, and Running being a big one. I think I started running with my Mom when I was still in school and it caught on really fast. I am fortunate to get fit really fast. If I think back I remember being impressed about how natural it came. Running is a love my Mother taught me and I’ll be forever grateful for it – I only wish I started earlier. 

In time as I got older, getting into running and getting fit again was hard – in the beginning I had allot of shin splits (Splints?) I was frustrated with my body not wanting to work with me. But it’s gotten better with time.


On Street culture…

I love our country – I love its streets and its people. I am considered by most to be pretty naive with regards to my safety. I sometimes need to run to work early mornings, and it’s truly beautiful that time of the morning. In the dark you see the city and its people come to life. Most people don't get to see it, it's truly beautiful, so many people on their way to their destinations, some running, some briskly walking, others hooting in Taxis. 

All the stalls next to the road, warm fires with big cast iron pots light up the streets, woman selling and cooking food for passers-by. I am fully aware of all the dangers and negative things that happen in our country, but you have to understand I'm not naive in seeing the beauty that others fear to encounter. I am streetwise and always alert, I'm not black and not white, My race is South African and I'll run these streets with enough courage to bask in the beauty of its people.


On Running Culture… 

Runners are the best breed of people – their friendly and Happy and almost always greet back – even if you’re running on opposite sides of the road. I guess it’s all those endorphins that make runners friendly. It’s like we know a secret that others don’t. I also like that Runners are Runners, and we all there for each other. No matter what age, gender or race we’re runners first.

On gadgets…

Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets. This is such a personal preference thing for all I think. I don’t have too many but it’s more due to a lack of budget than anything, haha. But I also prefer to run with less than more, I get so annoyed when I end up focussing on this earphones and the GPS not working and this song not being the right one. I find that the gadgets can somewhat distract us from the one thing we really want to do, which is just run. I also think less gadgets, the less you become a target which is an unfortunate truth in our country. 

On injury…

I use to get Shin splits in the beginning – but that has now past. It’s important to stretch you calves, that’s a rule I live by – “haha – Just Stretch your calves!”

I got a mild case of ITB in 2015 and stopped running for 6 weeks I ended up receiving cortisone injection. ITB can be from over usage, over-compensation and also from running on the same side of the road, the same route, every day, but there are a number of factors for different people.

I now constantly concentrate on making my bum and tummy muscles stronger to prevent this from coming back, Being a little more experienced now, I believe I got it from over-usage – ran my first 21km after only 2-3 weeks of training, so that was not smart. I stretch and foam roll very regularly for the ITB as well, but really more for prevention, after a good 15-25km long run I do feel it again a little but after resting a day it goes away again. 

Otherwise no other injuries except for occasionally falling, I have a tendency to drag my feet and in turn I occasionally eat dirt. But if you fall really fast the adrenaline really helps you get up and go, haha I don’t think about it too much I just keep going. I can assess what happened later, if it hasn’t broken or fallen off it will live.


On achievements…

At the Moment I have two big achievements that I’m happy with and want to improve on in the future. I was chosen to be an ASICS Front-Runner, and I want to improve on this and hope to be associated with the band for years to come.

Second in my first 24km Trail run. I came 11th overall. I wanted to finish max 2:30hours at a good pace. I ended up finishing my 24km in 2:25Hours! A whole 5 min Faster, I was very happy and very proud. My husband was also there to welcome me at the finishing line. It was very special as it was the first race he came to watch. I want to improve on this in the future.


On future goals… 

At the moment I want to push up my training and get even more serious. I want get in touch with a couch and start training to the point where I can actually compete. I want to do good and I want to win. I feel a little ambitious in stating this but the intensity with which my life has changed over the past 3 years is astounding to me. I’m starting to face the world with a “why Not?” type of attitude.

In the past 3 years I have learnt a few things:

- It might hurt – But you’ll get over it 

- You are capable of so much more 

- Don’t wait – go for it

- What’s the worst that can happen?

On your social media… 

I Love social media and I’m very active on it – you can follow me on the below platforms.







On Pink…

Growing up I never really related to the colour to be honest. I always felt like it had too strong gender division connotations. But now I kinda like it – the other day I realised that all my or most of my Running gear is pink! The colour has also transitioned for me from just having a connotation to girly and Barbie things to having connotations of hope and endurance when it represents breast cancer and the people who has survived it.

On Pain…

I must admit I’m a little afraid of pain, but I think most people are, haha. But I have found that your body can take allot more than you think, and that most pain is not as bad as it is when anticipated, but that’s with regards to falling and pushing yourself to the limits. When experiencing pain from running while training I do get cautious and urgently investigate why it is happening, how I can fix it, and when I can run again. Sometimes it’s better to rest than cause further injury. I’d rather not run for a few days than for a few weeks.

On women’s running…

As woman we have a tendency to place everyone before ourselves, this is both a admirable characteristic as it is a flaw. We can’t pour from an empty cup. And although my little family only consists of a husband and a Ginger cat I have found that if I do not take care of myself I cannot take care of any of us. This is even more applicable for woman with larger families, whether you work during the day or not.

Running has taught me to be so much more organised, to have everything in order and ready so that nothing can get in the way of my Running, because if I can run neither can my life. It has become such a intricate part of my life and routine.

I believe that as a woman we would rather do something for someone else, rather spend money on someone else but the least we can do is just spend some time on ourselves, your family will thank you for it. So prep you dinners, lunches and clothing for the week, drag you ass out of bed and go run whilst the suckers are sleeping, be that super-woman, it’s easier than you think!

On the Past you…

Just start, don’t stop and keep going. You will not regret it. All those little excuses, from that lazy little voice in your head is wrong. I don’t really have any regrets, every step I took in the past has made me who I am today, and it’s made me wiser and more capable of seeing every point of view. It’s hard to change your life to what you want it to be, but if it was easy it wouldn’t be worth it! Take it one day at a time, eventually you’ll look back and be like “what?! It that what my life was like?”



When I die…

I want to be like “its ok, I ran today!”

Haha - 
But on a serious note – I want to run the world – I want to die tired, knowing I didn’t miss something. I want to die knowing I ran every inch of our beautiful planet – For now I just have to figure out how to get the funding!

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On who you are… 

Tshiro or Seitshiro as my mother would call me when she is mad at me. I am an aunt, sister, friend and now became a coach to some of my colleagues.


On running… 

I am truly a slow runner due to asthma, so I prefer running alone as I have to monitor the wheezes and air capacity and if needs be, take a few puffs, however, I love challenging myself with uphill runs. I try to run or exercise after work and on weekends but of course, there has to be one rest day per week.


On your First Run...

My friend Pam is responsible, we entered a fun walk but ended up running the 9.4km. My 1st real run was the Rock the Run 5km in 2014 with Miss Pamela Mbambisa of course then we started entering almost every other race that followed. I love running with Pam for I know laughter is guaranteed.



On Street culture… 

The big Metros are to thank for creating if not maintaining beautiful hangouts. Where I do my afternoon runs, the scenery is truly breath-taking.


On running culture… 

The running culture along with the street culture have gone up and I think that social media has so much influence and, people have become health conscious.

On gadgets… 

I was never a fan of gadgets actually still not but we have to monitor our progress or lack thereof with the very same gadgets. Runners have become targets for thieves, unfortunately I witness two incidents where phones were taken from individuals running.

On injury… 

I thank the Lord for I have never suffered any injuries. I try to stretch pre and post running to avoid injuries.

On Achievements… 

I started with 5km runs then went for run 10km with Pam. I then graduated and ran 21km, my first being the Wonderpark/Akasia race in 2017. I then ran The Wally Hayward Marathon 42km which was not easy but I did it.


On future goals… 

I wish to beat my own records. I will be running the Soweto Marathon and “The Tough One”

On your social media… 

@Seitshir0 on Twitter, Seitshiro Masilo on Facebook, @tshir0 on Instagram


On Pink… 

hmmm pink is a cute colour for running gear

On Pain… 

Pain? What pain? I find that the best way to exert emotional pain is by running or punching few bags

On women’s running…

“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable of” Socrates


On the Past you… 

Dear Tshiro, procrastination is the thief of time, just start.



When I die… 

I would have done the Comrades and London marathons

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On who you are…

Hi there! My name is Patty, I live in the Netherlands with my man and dog and am passionate about running. But also about food, inspiring people, and lots more. It is always hard to describe yourself, but best to say I guess is that I don’t like to be put in a certain square or something. I like to be vibrant, enthusiastic and passionate with the things that I do. I love to share my passion about running on my Instagram profile (www.instagram.com/fiercetobe) and I think it is an honour when I can inspire people, even if it is one. It always starts with a first step and I like to share my personal story J. In daily life I have a very busy office job so running is a way to set my mind free and order my thoughts. 


On running…


Do you have a minute? I am more then passionate about running. In the past, I tried a lot of sports and then did it for a blue Monday or something and then stopped again. I am very passionate but also competitive; though to myself but maybe also though to others. So team sports were not mend to be for me… because I always thought I would be less then the other and felt insecure about this. In high school I also tried out running, but never succeeded to proceed with this. So I only discovered my love for running at the end of 2014. I made my own Excel list with a program for 10k and then just started. I was so proud after my first 5k! And this expanded until my first marathon this year in April. 


I love to run wherever I go. I love to run alone, during competitions but also with friends or my husband. I am happy when I can run and my highest coverage in KM’s in a month was last month, were I reached 435 km. But honest: this was very though. I had to work really hard to make this happen, but if I have a goal, I would like to prove myself I can.

On your First Run...

To be honest? Probably thought ; how far did I go? And then probably about 200 meter or something.. ;)! Of course I did not have the right shoes, nor the clothes… but hey, running and learning about running is an ongoing process!



On Street culture…

I live in a quite village, so I don’t have a real street culture. I just step out my front door and go.

On Running Culture… 

I love running and the global running culture. This because people are always happy to help each other with reaching their goals or give positive feedback and tips and advice. The running culture feels like ‘coming home’, sharing your passion with other runners is amazing and I hope I can keep on doing this for a very long time.



On gadgets…

Guilty! I am a gadget freak. I love to try out new things and after I became a more frequent runner I figured out I loved the stats after my run. In the beginning I used an app on my iPhone, but then when it was freezing outside, my app collapsed and so on. I now have different Polar devices and am hooked on my Polar V800. I think it is very interesting to see my training results, but also my heart rate and recovery status. I also try new other gadgets like new running shoes, better shirts, and also ‘gadgets’ like energy gel drinks and stuff. Normally I function on banana’s and coffee, but for my first marathon prep I really went more into other ‘gadgets’ concerning food.


On injury…

Been there, done that… had some light injury’s like shin splints and last year I have had a muscle torn on a very weird place… being not able to move my leg – or even walk – for 6 – 8 weeks. After this period, I noticed how much I misted running. It was very hard after this period to start running again, especially physically. I was in a lot of pain and my condition where gone. So my love for running kept me mentally going on and expanding my boundaries for my setback. I was so thrilled that I proved my body his worth after I ran my first marathon only 6,5 months after this injury.

On achievements… 

I am very competitive, but don’t want to be to competitive so that my love for running will be outshined by my own competitiveness. But I am proud on every achievement I made. My first 10k race, my first half marathon race, beating my PR on my half marathon and of course my first marathon! I hope that I am just getting started and will reach and achieve much more. Not only in racing, but also in mentally growing and learning more about the right running technique, creating better running skills and also trying to inspire more people with my passion and my story.




On future goals… 

Try to inspire people on my Dutch blog with my running stories (www.fiercetobe.nl), maybe a second marathon, a PR on my 10k time, covering more km’s, making more new running friends, coaching my mum and sisters to their first steps and maybe a first 5k race.. and also keep on learning new things every day. And hopefully discovering new places worldwide running!

On your social media… 

I love Social Media, but I also get frightened by it sometimes. Because everything is out in the open, but of course everything is filtered.. so nothing is always quite as it seams. I try to do my own thing and don’t get distracted or insecure about others, but sometimes it is very hard not to be if you see other people’s ‘pictures perfect’. Luckily I don’t believe in picture perfect and I always try to show the moment I was in. So if it is possible I make a photo always during my run. And of course I want this to be nice, so sometimes I will pause for 15 minutes to get a ‘right’ photo. Also because I love making photo’s and capture things… but also a little bit for the eye of the public. I use Instagram the most, because I am more photo oriented then text oriented. On second place there is Facebook and I occasionally use Twitter.



On Pink…

Just another lovely bright colour. As yellow. As blue. I do like pink, but also like other colours. Especially when it comes to running gear, I love bright tanktops, shirts, and so on. In my daily live I wear a little more conservative colours, but when I go running, I mix and match every colour I can find J.

On Pain…

Sometimes you experience pain, mentally or physically. It is part of the process. Just listen good to your body (and mind), don’t ignore your pain and work on it.

On women’s running…

Everybody can be a runner. I don’t like to think in ‘women’ or ‘men’, but that is because I am from the generation were it is able for anyone that ones to run, that can run. Kathrine Switzer paved the runway for me (us) in this manner. I am happy that I live in an environment where I can just be my sweaty self and not thinking about how people look at me; well, or actually: I don’t care. I know I look like a mess while running. Yes I sweat. Yes my hair is sticky and messy. Yes I don’t pull on nice faces. But whatever. I love my endorphins and I love to be with myself. So let people think whatever they want J!



On the Past you…

START RUNNING. NOW. TRUST ME! You will thank yourself! JUST START. NOW. NOW! Be patient and never stop believing in yourself. Always enjoy and don’t be angry if sometimes it feels like your failing. At least you tried! I honestly think that if I discovered running earlier, that this would be very positive on my mental and body health status for the years before I was a runner. 


When I die…

I don’t like to discuss topics like this, but I hope that I can say that I have lived the life I loved and that I don’t let fear stop me to do whatever I love or think I would love.

Live is a gift. Keep on running. Keep on exploring!

Cheers! Patty

#RunRevolution