Posts by SophievBakel


The past few weeks were blog silent, again. I was busy working and training and mainly finding some sort of balance or rhythm between the two of those. And apparently, that still takes more energy than I thought. On the up side: working those crazy hours means building op loads of over-hours and vacation days. Which gave me the luxury of 10 whole, consecutive days of work this month. So naturally I did what most cyclists do in February: I arranged myself a training camp in Spain. With my dad. On a bike that’s not mine. ... Read More

Change the plan

As a cyclist and a coach I like to plan things out. A training plan gives a sense of stability and security. I thought about why one training succeeds the other and that way I can say to myself: no worries, just stick to the plan and it all will be allright.... Read More

Figuring this out

It’s a relatively easy sunday afternoon and I’m currently on shift 5 out of 7. It’s also the first week of january and the time of new years’ resolutions. So here I am: writing my first blog in English and still figuring out where I’m going with this. I think my new years resolution is to try and write something here every week, eventhough I already know that’s ambitious and probably not gonna happen. But so far, so good.... Read More