Nike event: Fitness Bloggers Prepping For ‘We Run Amsterdam’

The 16th of May we will be running through Amsterdam. Who? You, me and a team of Awesome #FITGIRLS! Nike will organize their famous 10k run, We Run Amsterdam (previously known as We Own The Night)! But running 10K is not an easy peasy task, at least not for me. So I will be training for it the coming months. Last week we were invited by Nike to kick of our training with a cool group of fitness bloggers and editors Like Esmee From Workthates, and the fashion editor of Women’s Health Marloes and many more.

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Esmee testing the right running shoes. These are the Nike Air Zoom, they are sturdy yet flexible, perfect for a not-so-much runner like me.

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The warming up was more than neccessary. We were freezing our little fit buts off. I for one am not a fan of the cold. But they made us do as many push-ups as we could which got our blood flowing!

nike race 3kWe ran a 3k race, they timed this so we could receive our personalized race schedule and start training for 10K

Aranka nike sneakersReceiving goodies. It’s not easy being a Fit Girl. I just love the new Nike Air Max Ultra Moiré.

nike - Esmee & Francien#LETSDOTHIS Annemerel and Francien are real runners, such an inspiration for me as running-noob.

Nike dinnerDinner with the lovely miss Rens Kroes. We couldn’t just sit back, we had to work for our food. We made a 3 course meal from her e-book.

nike event ladiesTeam dessert: making raw chocolate balls. Why? Because we are chocolatexperts!

Nike - Rens Annemerel ArankaA bit of starstruck, but I just had to get a picture with Rens Kroes. She is such a beauty!


Are you in?

So this was my end shot! I ran 3 km in 16 minutes, which is a beginners level. I have a lot of work cut out for me before I can successfully run the 10K in May. Check out my training schedule below for the first 3 weeks.

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  1. Kendall WIsni

    Ugh. This makes me wish I was a runner. But honestly, nothing makes me feel worse than running. I think I’ll stick to biking.

    • Laura

      Hi Kendall, I know the feeling. I used to wish I could be one of those people that could run all day. The truth is just don’t like it and my knees are too weak. I really enjoy biking too and doing yoga and I’ll stick to that. Don’t feel bad for not doing something others enjoy, instead be proud of what you do and what you enjoy doing. This really helped me! XXXX Laura

  2. Anne

    Thanks Aranka for this article! I am actually hesitating to do it too because I have an injury for the moment :/
    Would it be possible to have your training schedules in a higher resolution picture please? 🙂
    Thanks and enjoy your training!

  3. Selena

    Hi Aranka!

    Super gaaf wat jullie doen! Lijkt me ook heel spannend.
    Helaas kan ik de afbeeldingen van je schema niet bekijken. 🙁 Kan je die niet groter plaatsen?


  4. Aranka

    Hi Selena,

    Ik heb ze aangepast, nu als je op de foto klinkt kun je een grotere versie zien. je kan ze ook opslaan.

    Succes met trainen, zie ik je 16 mei?