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Girls Love 2 Run | Fun workouts on Mondayevening

Every Monday evening about 25 enthusiastic Utrecht running girls gather at Park Lepelenburg to train together. Exactly a year ago Aafke, Nadia and Madelein came up with the idea to bring the popular Girls Love 2 Run to Utrecht, because it would be more fun to run with a group then alone. Every week there is a new workout, this varies from endurance, interval training, or stairs to bootcamp.

Birthday treats on
And the treat was a special training! And Explore Utrecht was there. Girls Love 2 Run Utrecht is celebrating its first anniversary. How better can you celebrate than by organizing a special birthday workout? After a warm welcome at Run2Day located at the Mariastraat, good tips and tricks for working out in the dark and weekly group pic, we left with more than 35 girls, towards the cathedral for a workout through the city. At the Domplein we started with a good warm-up. We got to do loads of jumping jacks.

Running along hotspots SLA and GIJS
From Domplein we ran in a long-running trail passed the Janskerkhof to Voorstraat for our first stop at SLA, the famous Amsterdam salad bar. SLA opened its doors three weeks ago in Utrecht and is the 6th salad bar by Job and Nina who drew their inspiration from New York. Everything you eat is organic and comes from local farmers. We got a delicious healthy juice of carrot, pear, apple and ginger.

Via Weerdsingel and Oudenoord we ran towards the Amsterdamsestraatweg. Restaurant GYS, second location, opened after the great success of GYS located at the voorstraat. GYS stands for fresh, organic cuisine for everyone. Also here we got a healthy organic pumpkin, banana, orange juice and cinnamon juice. Took a break and then the last kilometers passed Vredenburg back to Mariastraat. Back at Run2Day we got a lovely surprise by Yogurt Barn and a nice goodie bag to take home. Thanks girls for the super awesome running training and for the evening of exploring the city.

Free sweat date on Monday
Do you like running, but you find it boring to train alone? Then check out the Facebook page GL2R Utrecht and join the free sweat date 😉 The trainers take into account all levels of the runners, and you also get to meet other fitgirls. The training sessions are held on Monday evenings at 20:00. The girls gather at Park Lepelenburg.

Contribution by Susanne Sterkenburg

Photo’s by Joyce Bongers.

Flash Run by Run2Day Utrecht
Do you want to join the Run Flash? On Thursday November 26th Run2Day Utrecht organizes the Flash Run. On this evening you learn about running in the dark and then go running together. Gather at 19:00 at the shop on Mariastraat. The session is free. You can register via:

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About Dainahara Polonia

Welcome to my digital best of Utrecht list! This is my way of sharing the best of Utrecht with locals, expats and tourists. Discovering new places, having dinner with friends and wandering the streets of Utrecht in search of a unique find is what I love. The City Experts and I share a passion for Utrecht and hope you fall in love with this city as well. Come and explore the city with us and enjoy the ultimate Utrecht experience. Collaborations, tips or suggestions email me on [email protected] and we will be in-touch.

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