Set two main goals for this summer:
- pass first Java certification by the end of July. I don’t see any practical benefits here. Just want to achieve this goal which I set several years ago;
- start speaking Dutch by the mid October. I’m living in NL almost 1.5 years and still don’t speak native language. But at least now I love how it sounds, two years ago it was so terrible for my ears to hear it.
Additionally I will:
- try a kite-surfing this summer. Already waiting for acceptable weather and will take a mini-course in local school;
- run Amsterdam marathon in October without any walking and finish it with happy and smiling face. I have videos and photos from Rotterdam marathon and I look there so tortured and unhappy.
It is really hard to see people running and spend days without training. And even though my knee is still not recovered yesterday I decided to go and run a bit. Ran a mini trail not far from home. The lap is 3km so this route is quite good even for 10-16km workouts:
And it is really beautiful:
Unfortunately ran only 4.5km. It’s more than month since marathon and I’m still not ok.
Finally yesterday I have started preparing for “Java SE 7 Programmer I” certification. Will see how it goes and how long it will take.
It’s seems like I’m migrating from PainText (iOS)+nvAlt (OS X)+Dropbox to Notes.app (iOS)+Notes.app (OS X)+IMAP for notetaking. It is more handy and minimalistic then my previous bundle.
It’s already 15 passed since marathon and I feel like I’ve completely recovered. But when I go running my left knee is starting to hurt after 1 km and I’m stopping. Tried it on the previous weekend and today. I hope to be ok in a week or so.
Tijdens de marathon van Rotterdam op 14 april 2013 speelde de band B-Where bij de golfclub Kralingen en stak daarbij menig loper een hart onder de riem. Niet…
Watching videos on youtube trying to spot myself somewhere. And already missing this event. Remember these guys. I just couldn’t afford myself to run with headphones half of the distance - people were supporting me, shouting my name when I was ready to give up, singing to me. Incredible!
Don’t want to write many words. It was really hard. It was really amazing. It was my first marathon.
After finish my friends asked me - what is next? Are you going o run again? Yes, I answered, would like to run in Boston or New York. And on the next day such sad news.