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Marius Hordijk’s 6 tips to start running

Marius Hordijk is a psychology student living in Utrecht, the Netherlands with his Italian wife Corinna. He is working as a model, and most people recognize him as the face of the Hugo Boss Bottled advertising among other high-end modeling gigs. Marius likes to do charity work, like for the Make a Wish foundation. He is freelance […]

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Joey’s Circle of Five!

Do you know that feeling when you want to change the world? When you want to inspire people? But you can’t even inspire yourself sometimes? That’s how I felt a while ago. I was lost. I didn’t know what to do. How to begin. How to get the energy again. Let me tell you about the months […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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Stress: How do you deal with it?

Every one gets it: Stress. Between all the responsibilities we have and all the things we want out of life, stress is understandable. The thing is you need to find a way to manage it. To control it when it gets bad, to not have it make yourself miserable. I found myself stressing out a few days […]

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Go for Gold part 2

Now the London 2012 Olympics are over, we have enjoyed over 2 weeks of top sports. We have celebrated the many medals that have been won by hundreds of athletes, and we have honored them in their home countries and cities they come from. Every 4 years the Olympic Games are held, this year it […]

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Running for Komera: Empowering women and girls worldwide

Most of my career I have spent speaking out about positive body image, but over the years other issues have captured my heart and mind, including global poverty.  In 2009, I co-founded the Komera Project, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for secondary education to girls in rural Rwanda (Komera means “be strong, have courage” in […]

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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 […]

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