6 tips to start running by Marius Hordijk

Marius Hordijk is a model and most people recognize him as the face of the Hugo Boss Bottled advertising among other high-end modeling gigs. He is freelance writer and loves running. These are Marius Hordijk's 6 tips to start running. "So, how do you stay fit for modeling work?"  This question has been posed to me many times over the years, and now seemed like as good a time as any to answer…

A Snake’s Tale by Marius Hordijk

I wish I didn't have an excuse to not have written on Organice your Life, but I do: I've been recovering from a very unusual episode while being on vacation in Thailand. Below you will find a summary of the e-mails that I have sent to friends and family during this period (the ones that either knew I was in Thailand, or heard what had happened). Like this, it saves me having to rewrite and…

Maruja Retana music video has 1+ million views!

This is a throwback to a few years ago when my first single 'Right through me' was released! It was shot it in a studio called 'Ernstige Zaken' ('serious business' ;)) in Amsterdam, by video company Pixelheaven. They did a wonderful job! I wanted it to be something fun and real, to really show my personality, and I think they pulled it off. What do you think? p.s. My video hit over 1 million…

Modeling: The Option

Option. What a word. First, let me quickly explain what this word technically means in the modeling world. We all have agencies that try to get you booked for jobs. A client might be looking for a certain kind of model, and will start checking with different agencies which models they have that would fit their idea. The ones they like the best (with or without a casting), they will put on option.…

Modeling: Brag/Share

Paris! New York! Milan! Tokyo! London! You name it, the models go there. Pretty cool, to be our age and travel the world and experience so much. I remember going from hitch-hiking in Southern Africa, sleeping in crappy hostels, to roaming the Seychelles, having my backpack transported in a golf cart, since of course I don't have to carry that myself, sir. I laid in bed that first night, being…

Modeling: Model Behavior

'Ah, you're a model! So, you fly around the world to nice places and you get your picture taken. No skills involved. Easy and overpaid job.' This is the reaction I have received so many times over the years that a big part of me believed it as well. However, to do modeling as a job involves a lot more things than most people can imagine. I think, especially in the beginning years I would have…

Modeling: How to deal with Insecurity

Personal insecurity. When your job is linked to your looks, how do you detach the two? Insecurity when modeling So how could it be possible that you are insecure, when you are able to make money and build a career sheerly based on how you look? Ridiculous! Alright, ready for some online honesty? I am very insecure about how my body looks. Why? The true awareness and insecurity came with this…

Polite Running

Here's something fun to do while running: as soon as you get to more deserted spots (parks, forest, little roads etc) say hello to everyone. It is so much fun, most city people just do not expect a hello. Or a smile, or a nod. Feeling good? Give them a smile, hello and a nod! polite running explained Don't worry that you have weird red spots in your face, you might have a slipstream smelling of…

Running in the cold

Minus six degrees Celsius (21 degrees Fahrenheit) on a sunny Wednesday morning. Let's go for a run! Covered like an onion in many layers I walk out, and I don't think I've ever started running so quickly, partly to warm up, partly to try to get away from the cold. I was unsuccessful in the latter. Some moments it felt good, I almost felt warm, until the wind came by and cut through everything I…

Wheel of Energy

12,5 degrees Celcius, strong wind and rain, rain, rain. Those were the weather circumstances yesterday at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where the Wheel is spinning. Driving there, I was a bit intimidated by the weather, and the idea of running in a new way (normally I do not play hamster when I run). But as soon as we got there we got greeted with a big hello and an equally big smile from a happy…

Running for Charity

A new personal best. I suppose that summarizes properly the half a marathon that I ran with my brother this Saturday. There are other words that could describe the race as well, such as , sun and beautiful sceneries, but I like PR the best. I finished the race in one hour, 41 minutes and 23 seconds! I am more than pleased. Running for charity But I do feel like a next step in my running is…