Hey guys!

Change is coming! Before getting into that any deeper, I might own you all a little explanation. After a cryptic tweet about needing some time to myself I pretty much disappeared for a while and abandoned my blog. I’m not going to bore you to tears with the whole story, but what it comes down to is that I hadn’t been doing too well for a while. I don’t mean physically, physically everything is more than fine, but mentally I hadn’t been doing well. I just needed the space and time to figure everything out.

What I’ve been up to

So here I am, 1,5 month later, feeling really really bad about not letting you guys know what was going on. But before I get to business, let me catch you up real quick on all that’s been going on.

I continued exercising and training. I’ve ran a quite a few 10k distances over the last few months. I ran a 12.5k distance last Sunday, and upcoming Sunday I’m running the 10 mile of Antwerp. I’m really excited for this event, because it will be my longest distance up-to-date. I’ve been giving my legs some rest this week so I’ll be in the best possible condition for Sunday! If anything, my workouts and runs have kept me sane. I’m immersed in my training, so far my journey to that Half Marathon in October is coming along quite nicely. I’m completely motivated to run and ace that Half Marathon. I’ve also completed Kayla Itsines’s first BBG guide. 12 weeks of hard work and dedication, 3 killing interval workouts every week, and I’m definitely seeing the results! My body is much more toned and I’m feeling really fit. I love it. It’s not the end of my BBG journey though, I’m doing the guide again, and I’m taking Crossfit classes as well. A friend of mine told me I might be addicted to the feeling of sore muscles, and I think she might’ve been right. 

Reading wise, I haven’t really been reading as much as I would’ve liked to. What I read is mostly university stuff. One book for my American literature class and one for my British literature class. I didn’t even notice it, but I slowly lost my joy in reading for my blog, it became too much of a must instead of something I loved to do. Result was that I no longer read anything besides my assigned reading for university. I hated realizing that, but realizing is the first step to making changes, and I am determined to make changes! I got a bunch of books from Harper Collins this week that should help get my joy in reading back though,I’ve been really excited to read some of these titles, so lets start operation ‘get-back-into-the-reading-game’!

It’s time for some change


IrisjeXx is no longer going to be a blog just about books. I love reading, but I’ve been noticing that blogging only about books just hasn’t been working for me. I want to share more with you. I want to tell you about EVERYTHING that has been going on in my life. Which, I’ll admit, has a lot to do with books and reading, but that’s not all there is to me. I want to share about the running events I go to, the workouts I do, an amazing new recipe I tried and loved, or just something else that has been going on in my life.

I’ve been thinking on this a lot lately, and I’m just going to do it. Keep going as I’ve been going and I’m just going to get frustrated, and that’s not the point of blogging. It won’t be a completely sudden change, but I’ll slowly start making some changes, which I hope you’ll like.