Hi and welcome!

I’m very pleased to meet you.  MoreFun2Run is about happy and healthy running, without any issues or complaints. Let me first  tell you a bit more about my own running background and why I started this website.

Since childhood, I have always been practicing several sports, but over the last couple of years I’ve developed a true passion for running in particular. Which started with an easy -just for fun- jog, grew into a more intensive and competitive running hobby. Within a few weeks that first casual run became daily training sessions. I guess I had caught the runners fever! I bought a GPS watch with heart rate monitor, I followed training schedules to improve duration, speed and overall fitness. And about a year later I signed up for my first half-marathon in Noosa, QLD in Australia! It was a fantastic experience.

Noosa half marathon 2017

Very proud of my achievement, I got ‘hungry for more’! But as we all make mistakes in life, so did I. Shortly after I got over-trained.  One-an-a-half year of injuries and pains followed. “A few months of 100% rest and an absolute minimum of walking, followed by physiotherapy and a rehabilitation programme”, was the doctor’s advice. I thought I was going crazy, not being able to run, so I was desperately searching for anything that would help me to speed up the recovery process!

Unfortunately I was living in a developing country at that time, where access to medical help was hardly available, so I turned to Google for helpful information. As patience is not exactly my strongest competence, you can imagine the amount of hours I spent online to do research on all possible home remedies, professional treatments and accessories that I could use to reduce pain, minimise the issues and speed up the recovery.

A little story about my feet

I guess every foot is unique, but mine are extremely wide and have an enormous high arch. Therefor I’ve always had problems with finding well fitting shoes. I discovered I didn’t wear the right shoes for me: they had insufficient support and shock absorption. The intensive training on those runners caused way too much stress on my feet.

And so I gradually developed a very stubborn plantar fasciitis and later on a heel bone stress fracture, which both caused severe heel and mid foot pains. For months, I could hardly walk. I had to travel abroad to see a podiatrist, had customised orthotics made, bought new runners, had cortisone injections, tried massages, dry needling and contrast hydrotherapy, practiced foot strengthening and stretching exercises, tried out socks, sleeves and braces, and so on. I found an online physiotherapist that helped me a lot with specific foot exercises, stretches and other home treatments.

All in all it took me over a year to recover. But I’m running again. Now I am better prepared though. I am not ready for a marathon yet, but I’m working on it. I’m so relieved.

Your feet are the base of every stride

Worldwide there are millions of runners and many of them suffer from all kinds of foot problems. During my researches I learned much about runners feet and I would like to share my insights with you. In some of my posts I will be discussing the causes of plantar fasciitis, the recovery process, pain relief and prevention. Products that I’ve read about and/or used, treatments, gadgets that are useful. But I will also blog about other typical runners issues that many of you might recognise. Anything that could help you, runners!

More Fun 2 Run

Happy running, without complaints, pains or other runners issues, is the aim for every runner. That’s basically what this site is all about. The articles will describe personal running experiences and will provide tips to prevent or minimise all kinds of runners problems.

If you are suffering from a specific injury or typical runners issue, a good overview of things to do and what to avoid is just what a runner needs. Always consult a doctor or medical (sport) specialist. In my posts I will share with you my personal stories and findings. But please be aware that I am not a medical specialist. I write from an (ex-injured) hobby-runner’s point of view.

Issue free running will lead to better results and most importantly more enjoyable runs! And that’s what MoreFun2Run is all about:  happy & healthy running, without complaints or runners issues. I will share my personal running experiences and provide tips to prevent or minimise all kinds of runners problems. Hope they will be helpful for your runs too!

Please have a look around my website. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail at angelique@morefun2run.com or leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

I hope you will all have more fun 2 run! All the best!


14 thoughts on “About

  1. Great Post Angelique. Very informative and easy to read. Well I haven’t experienced plantar fasciitis myself, my sister has and she has been in a great deal of pain. I will recommend she review your site.

  2. Hi Angelique, sorry to hear of all the injuries you had due to running. I to run, though I had not for awhile. But I did run on a regular basis. I had run in the snow and rain. I loved to run when it was hot and sunny, just so I could break a swet. I guess I was lucky that I never got a injury from running. Your site is nice and not to over crowded. A lot of info. on running and how to take care of yourself, so to keep running. Nice images too.

  3. Hello Angelique

    I myself had been dx with plantar fasciitis a year ago. I really didn’t pay much mind to it until it got worse. I regret not doing the stretching exercises back then because I’m still in pain. I’m working on it with stretching and such.

    I loved the way your site is laid out and very clean and easy to understand. You have a lot of information available about how to take better care of your body, especially your feet when doing any type of physical activities.

    I’m not a runner but have often thought about taking that up and train for a marathon. Also have thought about kickboxing too, I think that it’s a good physical workout without the same monotonous moves. Great site, Angelique.

  4. Hi Angelique, I hope you are getting well now? Are you started again to train for a marathon? I’ll follow you and I’m very interested in your success.
    I wish you all the best.

  5. He Angelique, very Nice and informative to read your site. Unfortunately i have the same complaints as you had. I’m going to work on it with your tips. Hopefully i’m pain free in A while. Maybe i’ll run A marathon too someday?
    Good Luck with everything!!

    1. Hi Katrien,
      Thank you for the compliment 😉 I’m sorry you’re in such heel pain. Whether it is Plantar Fasciitis or another heel injury, please just don’t neglect the symptoms too long and take the right precautions for optimised healing. Get well soon!

  6. Hi Angelique,

    We often forget how important footwear is in preventing excessive stress on our body mechanics when we exercise or run…most of us do not even understand the need of fitting proper footwear appropriate to our individual foot shape and even body size…I was one of them…great site, thank you.
    Just wonder if you are totally recovered and back running? Also, as a matter of interest, I am in Australia but my sister is living in Tilburg since 1979.
    Warm regards
    Tom Tabor

    1. Absolutely right Tom. I’ve made that mistake (wearing worn-out shoes) and learned a (painful) lesson. After 1.5 years of struggle, I was finally recovered from my plantar fasciitis. Throughout my recovery process, I learned that running is not just running the miles only: It starts with wearing proper footwear. But it also needs a variety of types of training sessions (strengthening, flexibility, and stability, but also varying running intensity and duration), healthy nutrition & hydration, rest & recovery. I thought running was just heading out the door when I first started. Where in Australia are you living (I’ve lived in PNG and visited Australia quite often. My first half marathon was in Noosa)? And Tilburg is very close to the town I used to live in The Netherlands. What a small world. Good luck with your next runs!

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