Author: Marek

March 16, 2017

Running In Your Thirties

When I took up running in my mid thirties, my mom summarised it as a start to a midlife crisis. I totally disagreed and disagree to this day. No way can running be associated with any crisis. Is it a lifestyle change? Yes. Does it have positive impacts on wellbeing? Yes. Once again to make things clear, in no way should running in your thirties […]

March 13, 2017

Eat Healthy

When will I start to eat healthy? It is so easy to slip and simply fail. So often I keep on thinking that I should do something about the foods I eat, yet it is so easy and tempting to reach for the ones which are not good for you. The problem is the habit of eating. It’s changing your programming in your head, to […]

February 14, 2017

Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast

During today’s run I remembered the wise words of Caballo Blanco (as quoted in Christopher McDougall’s ‘Born To Run’). Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast. How does this relate to running? Well, first comes EASY – you need to focus on making running easy. If it is not easy, you are most likely doing something wrong. Think about your pace – it’s very likely that you […]

February 8, 2017

Lunchtime Run

Do you run at lunchtime? I do. Recently, quite often – 3 out of 5 days this week. Why do I run during my lunch break? I think the number one reason is that I am too lazy to get up in the morning. Get up and go for a run before work that is. Lunchtime runs are not my favourite, although I enjoy the […]

February 7, 2017

Meat Free For a Month

From time to time I set myself challenges. Sometimes it is to run a certain distance, others it is about exercising. This time, I decided to go meat free for a month of September. I have done a similar exercise a while back. It felt really good. This time I did not really pay that much attention to it. I simply went with the flow. […]

September 15, 2016

Saucony Kinvara 4 Shoe Review

Saucony Kinvara 4 Shoe Review I’ve been meaning to sit down and write this review for over a year now. Yet, I held off and stretched the limits of the Saucony Kinvara 4 life. Most noteworthy, these were my first shoes which had a minimal heel to toe drop – a mere 4mm. Something not to be taken lightly since, as known to experienced runners, […]

August 12, 2016

Vlogging – Great Way To Keep On Track

Vlogging – Document Your Training! Never would I have thought I’d be saying this but it is official – I am now a vlogger. How did it come to this? As usual, a number of circumstances coming together. Over three months ago, on my 39th birthday, I decided to post a video on YouTube. The goal was setting out to do a backflip for my […]

August 9, 2016

Lazy Runner

Lazy Runner! The scene was set. A beautiful May morning and I was ready to go out and run against the world. That’s right, my third Wings For Life World Run was going to be great. Each year I made an improvement, and this year was going to be even better. A new course – this time Cambridge – was going to be flatter. This […]

July 11, 2016

Marathon Recovery

Marathon Recovery! Marathon training – you can say I disregard the common practice. If you’ve read any of my posts, you will clearly see that I do not follow the norms. Running to me has been a pleasurable activity from the start and I failed to conform to the accepted standards. I have never followed any training plans, nor have I been successful in applying […]

February 16, 2016

What Is Missing In My Running?

What Is Missing In My Running! What is missing in my running? This is the question I have been asking myself for nearly 6 months now. It’s not that I am concerned about the speed or endurance. There is something else that is missing. I would say the drive is not there anymore. Not gone totally, just not as strong as I would expect it […]