Friday, November 22, 2013

Introducing: Happy Feet in the Netherlands' Badges

By accepting the invitation to participate
in Winter Run Challenge #Running4Badges Challenge
you earn this badge
(until 30th of November extended!)

You can earn this badge from 30th of November until the 5th of December

This badge can be earned by running 4 consecutive Mondays from 
9th of December 2013 until the 17th of March 2014 

Very proud and excited to share the first three Happy Feet in the Netherlands badges!

It is an idea, a project I have had at the back of my mind since I begun with running Summer (August)  2011.

Now, the ideas, the inspiration are finally becoming a reality!

What are these badges for? How do you earn each of them, and what do you get when you have earned some or all of the badges?

You'll find out as days and weeks progress!

If your curiosity is piqued, please do like Happy Feet in the Netherlands FB page, and join the  Winter Run Challenge #Run4Badges .

Earn as much as 20 badges, and get the chance to win prices and have fun with a lot of surprises!

It is all about engaging, motivating and encouraging every runner (newbies, advanced or those who are attempting their first baby steps) all over the world to run consistently, in the months of December until March.

Are you all with me? Let's do this! :)

#FlashbackFriday - after losing our home 31st December, 2012
due to the water damage caused by the fire being put out  above our flat,
we lived by mother in law for 2 months.
Running from January until March helped me cope
with the stress of what happened, yet another change,
and another major transition in our lives.

It's amazing how this year seem to have just flown by.

Lots of major changes, lessons learned but most of all love all around, which helped in coping with all those changes, and having the openness to accept those much needed life lessons.

My family and I look forward to the adventures 2014 will bring.

The best lesson I learned in 2013? Keep on moving (forward) because it is the only way to make the most out of life whether you are stuck in a rut or having the best of times!

Most importantly, don't wait for the "best time" to actualize your ideas, dreams and goals...the "best time"is always now. :)

(*Cool Running Badge: Extended! although this "acceptance of invitation to participate badge" will no longer be available after 30th of November.  Everyone can join the Winter Run Challenge #Run4Badges at any time, from December until the 19th of March, 2014, and earn this badge)

 How to Earn....:

The Leaf Runner Badge


  1. This is a great idea :) It is summer here in Australia so our seasons are out of sync with yours, but I love the concept. I also like your point about just keeping on moving forward to make the most out of life :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Caroline!

      It is so much fun designing them, and thinking of those who would have fun earning them. :)

  3. Great Idea! Love your positive attitude :) Can't wait to join others running around the world!

    1. Thanks, Meghan!

      Hope to welcome you at Happy Feet in the Netherlands, event page!

  4. These badges look great! I'm going to have to read on to learn more! :)

    1. Thanks, Sami!

      It woudl be awesome if you could join in the fun! :)

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    1. Thanks, Anna!!!

      I just welcomed you on the event page! By joining you instantly earned the #CoolRunning badge. :)

      Looking forward to sharing the fun, with you!


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