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Having fun at the Ekiden Relay Marathon - Brussels Oct 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016      6 comments

Last weekend I had a great run at the Ekiden Relay Marathon here in Brussels. This is a big event, which is more about team spirit than making a big fuss about speed. Teams of 6 can register, and each member runs 5K or 10K, and the last one abou... Read more
How tracking commuting rides helps me to bike more
Saturday, October 01, 2016      4 comments

A couple of months ago I started to use the app to find good bike-friendly paths in the city. I also bought the silicon phone holder available in the apps store (15 Euro), which does a great job in holding the phone in a secure ... Read more
First edition of the BXL bakfiets parade! (Fete de Velo in Brussels)
Friday, September 30, 2016      5 comments

There was a great day for biking in Brussels two week ago, Fete de Velo. We participated from morning to the late afternoon. It was such a great ambiance! Especially in the afternoon, the "BXL bakfiets parade" (family bike ride / cargo bike ride... Read more
Family cargo bike tests: Urban Arrow, Butchers and Bicycles, eBullit
Saturday, March 19, 2016      4 comments

In short, cargo bikes are fantastic, I think they will become super popular. Anybody whom I know tries them, decided to buy them - we are no exception! The other key learning that electric bikes make cycling more, and not less, they make li... Read more
Four years of maintenance - Three key lessons to be successful
Saturday, January 30, 2016      14 comments

Thanks for all the good wishes for the 4 year maintenance anniversary. It was unexpected, and really made my day! For those who have the journey ahead, and for those who are just interested, I thought to share some of my key learning from m... Read more
10 days of meditation, silence and fasting - my experiences
Thursday, December 24, 2015      5 comments

From 30 Nov to 9 Dec 2015, I've spent 10 days in with meditation. The first time went to be in silence for a couple of days was when I was 20 years old, and since then, I try to go each year, for a week. I see myself more as a talkative and peop... Read more
What works and what doesn't - learning from the running experiment
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      14 comments

After a month (and a bit more) of going for a run every day, I thought to share with you my learning. It might be useful for many others! WHAT WORKS 1. Running every day helped me to get back to the habit of doing sports in an easy way. T... Read more
The morning run experiment - can you support me?
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      11 comments

I reflected what worked for me in the past, and what I could use from that in my new environment (see my previous blog post about Brussels). In a way not to reinvent the wheel, but to have enough new in it so it works. One thing that worked... Read more
Restarting in Brussels - new habits for a new location
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      5 comments

One of the key learning of the past months here in Brussels is that what worked for me in Austria, among the mountains, apple fields, pine trees, won't work in this busy town. I tried to keep on doing many of the exercise habits that I developed... Read more
Park de Bruxelles - finding my running habit
Monday, May 25, 2015      6 comments

Living in Brussels, I'm still on the quest to re-establish my sports habits. Running was so easy and fun Gleisdorf, Austria - 500 m from my door I was in some forest with pine trees, among the apple fields, or took my bike for as long as I ... Read more
Fitbit Surge short term review for SparkPeople users - Should you buy it?
Saturday, May 23, 2015      12 comments

After about two weeks of use, some thoughts about the Fitbit Surge. If you were thinking about investing in the Fitbit Surge, especially if you are a regular Sparkpeople user, here's my advice. In short, I find it as a great tool motiv... Read more
My triple challenge for the supermarket
Sunday, May 17, 2015      8 comments

In my intent to load up our "fruit corner" for the week, yesterday I made an interesting triple challenge for myself in the supermarket. 1. Buy only fruits and vegetables, but then from that, as much as I want. 2. Use a shopping cart ins... Read more
Why target 7.5h sleep per day?! Isn't it 8 hours?
Sunday, February 01, 2015      4 comments

I grew up with the mantra 8h works, 8 rest, 8 having fun. There's even a song about it, making us to remember those old times, which keeps on rhyming in my head still.
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How I track sleep
Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

Recently, I started to track my sleep with SleepBot. For about two years now, I record every morning how much I have slept that night. However, I didn't really look at the data systematically, just once per twice a year. With SleepBot, I immedia... Read more
Streets of Brussels
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      5 comments

Since first of 1 Dec 2014, I work in Brussels. Great city! I can recommend to visit, if you are nearby. So new work, new place, new life - new habits to develop for sports. I loved in Austria that going out to the nature was so e... Read more

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