Today on my run I had serious talk to myself while the beats of Avicii’s “Talk to myself” were blasting in my ears (seriously, make sure you listen to that song — it is very sexy).
It is almost 2016. Can you believe? Where did 2015 go? 2015 has been the most up and down year for me and a year where I learned hard but very important lessons. I learned that my happiness isn’t dependent on running fast or performing BY ANY MEANS. I learned to be a happy person without being an athlete and to be a person with other talents and goals than just running.
I also almost started to hate running and the running world for a little but still I kept training and kept running day in day out… I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make a come back anymore. I was close to quitting a million times. I talked about coming back maybe but wasn’t really acting upon my words. Until the last few weeks. An alarm went off in my head yesterday….I realized (kind of late) that it is almost 2016. My boyfriend and my best friends have lately made some subtle hints by saying “you are so born to run how could you give up?”, “You are so driven and talented I can’t even imagine how that would be if you would quit” and I was in all occasions like “I KNOW” I kinda yelled it…I KNOW I KNOW, you are so right.
It is like in the past year nobody told me that but THANKS and I KNOW.
So, to make all this dreamy talk short: I am back at it! Full force. I am not where I need to be YET. I have a long way to go. I realize it will be hardest come back ever (and as some of you know I have made a few). It scares the S*** out of me thinking about it and it makes me excited and challenges me from the tip of my toes to my curly crazy hair 😉
I also realize a comeback will bring attention and questions and media and I really did enjoy the quiet time over the past year. No special attention and mostly no press and no stress. I do feel bad that I have put the Dutch track and field in a bad light. This has never been my intention and I really hope I can turn this around in the future. I hope I can be an example for anyone who wants to go after something, a dream….and especially anyone who wants to make a COMEBACK!! 😉 Go after it. Go for it. Don’t wait and don’t hesitate. I feel kind of stupid having been hanging around walking in circles the past year. It is full force ahead onward and upward from here on!
An incredible big thanks to some people for having my back no matter what. For reassuring me. My coach! My friends. My loved ones. Also my haters for inspiring me to come back even more 😉 Some people on social media (you know who you are). So cool to see continued support. And yeah, I will need you guys more than ever in the upcoming period!
Denver, CO (19 February 2015) – On 16 February 2015, Adrienne Herzog was suspended by Instituut Sport Rechtspraak in relation to a positive test for a banned substance. Her suspension will end in May 2016. Ms. Herzog did everything within her power to explain that she never knowingly used any banned substances, and submitted extensive and compelling evidence to the hearing tribunal. She is weighing her appeal options, and fully intends to return to competition.
In responding to the sanction, Adrienne Herzog stated as follows:
“The past 10 months have been the most difficult of my life, as I have never knowingly taken any banned substance. I did everything I could to try to prove this fact, and submitted detailed evidence to the hearing panel to prove that my positive test was due to a mistake and that I did not ever use any banned substances. Unfortunately, that evidence appears to have been ignored. I will return to racing when my suspension ends, and I will be successful when I return.”
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I’ve written my first column for ProRun.nl — http://prorun.nl/columns/een-kijkje-achter-de-schermen-
It’s about two great races and my hangover after my last race in Schoorl. As Andre Agassi put it: “I know something that only a very few people on earth are permitted to know. A win doesn’t feel as good as a loss feels bad, and the good feeling doesn’t last as long as the bad. Not even close.”
I’m *very* happy to say that Adidas International is my new primary sponsor! Their shoes are amazing, and their clothes are great! It’s also a family thing — my father, Harold Herzog, was also sponsored by Adidas as a cross-country skier for the Netherlands. I’m all in!
I’m happy welcome a new sponsor: BRL Sports Nutrition.
Here’s a profile on their website, saying how their EnduraFuel sports nutrition drink works for me.