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Eco-friendly ways to solve your pest problems at home

Eco-friendly ways to solve your pest problems at home

by Paula IJzerman on Jun 01, 2017 0

As summer arrives, so do the critters, bugs, and pests. No one likes to share their home with insects, but it can often be difficult to find an eco-friendly solution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an estimated 45-million pounds of pesticides are used annually in homes and gardens in the United States, with sales […]

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Ecotrail de Paris (50 Miler) in Merrells

Ecotrail de Paris (50 Miler) in Merrells

by Paula IJzerman on Apr 16, 2012 0

Some time ago I wrote about ultrarunning in FiveFingers and I did reviews on both VFF Spyridon and the Merrell Lithe Glove. At that time I didn’t know which shoes to choose for my coming event, the 80 km Ecotrail de Paris (50 miles). In the last week before the race I decided on the […]

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Review: Merrell Lithe Glove

Review: Merrell Lithe Glove

by Paula IJzerman on Mar 20, 2012 1

Not only do I own a vast amount of Vibram Five Fingers, but I also like running in Merrell shoes. So as soon as the new color (Cosmo Pink) of the Merrell Lithe Glove was available in the Netherlands I purchased a pair. And of course I quickly tried them out on a long run […]

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Review of the FiveFinger Spyridons

Review of the FiveFinger Spyridons

by Paula IJzerman on Mar 12, 2012 15

Yesterday I finally got them: my Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS! I had been waiting for them for so long that I had to try them immediately.  I’ve spent a solid day with them and wanted to share my review with you right away! The VFF Spyridon is the model designed for trailrunning. They have a […]

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Trail Running in the Netherlands

Trail Running in the Netherlands

by Paula IJzerman on Mar 01, 2012 7

Last Sunday I joined in a new trailrun in the Netherlands: Trailrun by the Sea, which is situated in Renesse, in the south-west of our country. I had no idea what to expect of the course, but I was very excited to find out. It was better then I could ever imagine: 35 km of […]

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Ultradistances in FiveFingers

Ultradistances in FiveFingers

by Paula IJzerman on Feb 21, 2012 0

This year I have a few ultradistance goals on my schedule: Ecotrail de Paris in March (80 km), Limburgs Zwaarste in April (100 km) and my ultimate goal is the TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie), part of the Ultratrail du Mont Blanc (110 km). I don’t think I can run the latter […]

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Wrestling Mud – Tough Guy Challenge 2012

Wrestling Mud – Tough Guy Challenge 2012

by Paula IJzerman on Feb 07, 2012 1

Picture this: it’s the end of January, temperatures are around the freezing point, and almost 5000 men and women gather in a place just outside Wolverhampton, UK. Then add: mud, 24 obstacles with names like ‘The Tiger’, ‘Chataway Chase’, ‘Colditz Walls’, ‘Behemoth’ and ‘The Torture Chamber’, icy cold water, logs, 8 miles of trail, more […]

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Casual FiveFingerFriday

Casual FiveFingerFriday

by Paula IJzerman on Jan 31, 2012 3

For me it’s casual Friday every day of the week and I’m allowed to wear FiveFingers at work. To make my VFF Sprints a bit more casual I wear them like this: What do you think?  Too much?  Too weird?  ;-)

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Review: Leg Sleeves

Review: Leg Sleeves

by Paula IJzerman on Jan 26, 2012 6

Once in a while I decide I need something that is not commonly available and I embark on a Quest (yes, with a capital Q) to find it. This is the final result of one of my Quests. The Quest for Leg Sleeves Dutch people have a preference for things that are practical. They forget […]

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FQA – Funny Questions Asked… about FiveFingers

FQA – Funny Questions Asked… about FiveFingers

by Paula IJzerman on Jan 19, 2012 10

Living in a country where being yourself is considered ‘funny enough’ (The Netherlands), I have a great time answering questions about my funny footwear. One of the questions I get asked the most is: “loopt dat nou lekker?” which translates to “does that feel good while running?”  At first I answered this very seriously, but some time […]

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