May 272011

What do you think about our website?

Your website – is very adhd – BUT don’t change it – I had to figure out who was who and had trouble placing your ages. Your mum must be an amazing person.

May be I have not read enough but even though the site is very “open” and you share a lot, I feel know v, little basic stuff about you guys – in terns of the “normal” stuff such as professional stuff, education, loves hates, travel experiences, etc….girlfriends???

What are you most passionate about?

We are passionate about life and getting the most out of it! That means that you need your physical, mental and financial health to be in balance and that is what our business is all about. We realized this after we had hit the toppish of our corporate careers – still wanting to grow AND have more time to travel so realized that we needed to do something about it. That’s when we started our business. Through it we teach others how to run their business and achieve the goals that they want to reach and through helping them we achieve our goals.

We are interested in partnering with ambitious, outgoing people who want to get more out of life – be it personal performance, sport performance, financial performance – or all of the above – just have them contact us – wherever in the world they are.

What is one thing that you think every person should do in their lifetime?

Ummm, running a marathon is NOT it – its simply not for everyone and then I might say in a couple of years time – doing an ironman so that won’t do at all.

It has to be TRAVEL – be it take a cruise, get on a plane, drive over the world – open your mind and heart to new stuff and let it stay open! You will be surprised where it leads to.

*Liz Boers-Maynard writes her own blog, devoted to her experiences as a runner.  Her husband also runs his own blog,  Be sure to check out both of their blogs and let them know that The Running Brothers sent you.

May 262011

What are your some of your favorite websites/blogs to follow?

Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

I guess the sensible way to begin is to have a strategy and think about what type of audience that you want to attract etc etc – I kind of set out that way and ended up just “scribbling” and figuring out what was fun and sometimes its a “frustration” outlet and other times to share something with anyone that is interested but to share it is important. The “it” is sometimes afeeling, sometimes advice – e.g. nutritional stuff…

May 252011

Tell us about your website. 

I share my everyrunsawinner site with my geeky husband who posts more frequently on our feeling-healthy blog.

What inspired you to start everyrunsawinner?

The inspiration for starting was a sort of experiment to learn the geeky stuff that Joost does, to reach out to other running nuts, and proving to everyone that you can go from 96 kilos (c. 210 lbs) to marathon runner in 5 years if you are in the right business!

Do you enjoy bloggin?

The blog is fun – I am sort of writing it as I run so it keeps me occupied. I have also made some really nice connections to people all over the world.

What was your most popular post?

My champion post was Paris Marathon – job done – I had 67 hits in one day and it continued to be high for days after – It beat Joosts hits hands down!!

What do you think about the people who interact with everyrunsawinner?

Its a great thrill when people such as you comment – it makes me feel good – and I have some fun exchanges with a few “regulars” from all over the world.

We’ve checked out your website and are impressed with your running schedule.  We’re also amazed that you can run in such low temperatures, how do you do it?

The secret to running in silly weather is the planning. If you have committed to yourself weeks before that you would run X klms on Y day then you just get up and do it!

May 232011

What type of events do you compete in? 

Compete in 10K, 15K, 16K (i.e. 10 English miles), half and full marathon.

What is the next goal you are trying to achieve?

Next BIG goal – Amsterdam marathon in October

Do you have any upcoming events?

2012/2013 will be triathlon years…

What are your most memorable experiences?

About running I guess you mean….so getting married, first sex, getting lost at South of England Show – finding way to lost children and moaning when my parents came to collect me as I wanted to finish my game of cards, don’t count!
The running stuff – pain of the first 5 K then the super buzz of running in the cold snowy winter; the numbness of the last kilometers of the marathon, the thrill of passing a club mate whilst chatting with someon who “picked me up” in the 30 K Groet uit Schoorl race… is that enough?

What do you enjoy least about running? 

– hitting the wall  – done it once dont want to do it again so train train train….ooh an seeing other runners keal over does nothing for the motivation.

Do you have any advice for new runners? 

Start steadily and comfortably but always push to feel some pain – in the end you will not feel any pain and/or push through to another level. Don’t take any notice of people who think that you are fast/slow/ training too hard/ YOU know what YOUR goals and your benchmarks are – oh I guess that’s the thing to do – set goals and find your benchmark…. there is always someone faster/ running even more stupid distances/ is silly places such as the desert/ North Pole – so do your thing!

May 222011

What is your name?

Liz Boers-Maynard

How old are you?

how personal! 43 when you sent this to me now 44!

What do you do for a living?

Owner International marketing company – and Risk Manager

Are you single/married?

Married to Joost

What are your hobbies?

Running, fitness, traveling, fine dining, fine wine, socialising, meeting people, blogging, reading other’s blogs, twitter, linking to likeminded souls, recumbant cycling, church, leading others in their quest for their goals