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Me vs Running: Part 4 – Nike Women’s 10km Amsterdam recap

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Euphoric, thrilled, relieved, slightly disappointed that it’s over. Words almost can’t describe it: I did it, together with 6000 other Fit Girls – I ran the Nike Women’s 10km Amsterdam!

A few weeks ago I started my journey towards the Nike Women’s 10km Amsterdam. I messed up with my very first training and got injured. Last week I was excited though very nervous because I was not sure if I would make it the 16th – since I’ve injured my knee almost 10 weeks ago, I ran twice more, with an average pace of 6”15, ugh. Because I’m too stubborn and I wanted to do the race anyways, I promised myself to just do it (hah, get it?) on turtle pace and just enjoy the whole experience. Well, I definitely enjoyed it!

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The before

The energy was insane – before, during and after the race. In the Race Village you could get pretty temporary tattoos, have a nice snack or drink or you could go see a physiotherapist. The race started a little later than expected, and we – Tiziana, Aranka, AnnaRoos, Iris, Alicia, Ilrish and me – were all anxious to finally get going! Try to spot me in the above pic and just look at the expression on my face haha – I really wanted to just go. As soon as we finally did get the GO, everyone started sprinting like crazy. That was extremely discouraging for me as I had to go slow. I forced myself to start slow because the most important thing for me was to finish the damn thing, no matter what pace!

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