Serieus trainen vind ik leuk, spannend en stom tegelijk

Het was je vast al opgevallen op mijn Facebook tijdlijn: 1e plek bij boulder 3! Ben ik natuurlijk ontzettend blij mee. Tegelijkertijd besef ik me ook wel dat er een paar toppers niet meededen (denk aan Vera, Nikki, Kim en Celine die helaas heel ongelukkig uit een boulder viel tijdens de kwalificaties). Maar, desondanks, behoorlijk trots op mijn eigen prestatie. Vooral omdat ik mijn grote doel weer bereikt hebt, namelijk mijn kwalificatieplek vasthouden in de finale. En dat is me (wederom) gelukt! Met 8 tops, waarvan 6 flash, had ik me als eerste gekwalificeerd voor de finale.

Living healthy and getting back into climbing stronger

I’ve been climbing in the gym today! Great to be climbing again after such a long time!!! It was really good to feel that I’m stronger in my shoulders and core. I’ve been training my antagonist muscle groups, and it feels good. Also I’ve been (trying to) eat healthy and lose some weight. I’m keeping…

Motivation to get fit again!

How fit can I get in one week? Last week I noticed that the first bouldering competition of this year will take place 23th of January in Sterk, a gym very close to where I live… Because I haven’t been climbing much for the past 3 months, I’m probably not fit enough to participate. But,…

Training without Climbing

There we go again. I start the engine of my car and turn on the heating. It’s cold outside. The roads are icy but the sunshine ensures that it’s  nice to be outside. I’m on my way to the gym, the fitness gym. I look at all the people around me. There are people of…

Overcoming the Fear of Falling

As a child I didn’t have any fear, like most of us when were young. Testing my brand new inline skates on the slide at the children’s playground nearby was not the smartest way to figure out how well they were. Biking off the railway station stairs with my BMX after some alcoholic consumption’s was also downright stupid. Miraculously,…

Calm before the storm

Now I know what it feels like not to climb.When I first started climbing, I wondered for how long I would like it. I could not believe that I would keep finding it fun year after year. There must come a moment where I’ll get bored with this meaningless activity.  At the same time I…

Training Time

Two weeks ago I had a great time in Font with friends. Unlike our other trips, we went to a gîte instead of the campsite because the weather forecast predicted freezing nights. When we arrived in the middle of the night, it wasn’t freezing at all and it turned out we could have easily spent…