It is almost 2018 and that means: time to think about your good intentions for the coming year. I think, just like many, doing more sports is the first one on that list. And running is something that I love to do so I decided to sign in for the half marathon of Zandvoort. 21,1 km running over sand #toughlife

After the ‘what the hell did I signed myself up for’ I thought about the amount of training I need to do. Even though I do love running it is kind of boring to run the same route every single time… Call it coincidence but right after realizing that I heard about Utrecht RENT, a book with the most beautiful running routes in the Domstad. Like the book says: it is about the fun you can have with running. The nice things to see in town, what the forests smell like and how the route makes your feet feel in the park. Yes running is not that bad!

Me and my boyfriend decided to check out the Noorderpark and Fort Ruigenhoek route since the book says it is a route with beautiful paths, nature and full of birds and plants. And believe me: I was so surprised that it is so close to Utrecht and yet so calm and peaceful. It was a bit misty during or morning run but the view is still amazing. Because I’m such a fan of this book I would love to share it with you. Tell me beneath our Instagram post with who you would like to do some more running in 2018 and you might win this book! See you during my next run 😉





Have you met..Maaike? Maaike is a 20 something year old Utrecht based master student in Amsterdam. After some time as a content marketeer she decided to take the plunge, so since January 2017 she’s back to being a fulltime student with a parttime job. But even with a tight budget Utrecht is just as much enjoyable! This busy bee is always on the move and has a nose for cheap but nice places to visit in Utrecht. Follow her posts by searching #maaikeinutrecht or check out her personal Instagram with tips for all over the Netherlands

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