Tag: Running

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

November 17, 2015

Running Journal

Running Journal – Keeping Track of My Activity! I started keeping track of my running and supporting exercises earlier in the year. This was the effect of starting to read “The Running Revolution” by Nicholas Romanov. One of the first things the author mentions is starting a running journal, which I did. However, after two months, I drifted away from it. One of the reasons […]

October 16, 2015

Running – Interview for MagazynLokalny

Running Inverview! Not long ago, I have been interviewed by a local community magazine, who wanted to find out what prompted me to run. As the interview was published in Polish, here is the full text translated into English. The interview originally featured in the July edition of Magazyn Lokalny (www.magazynlokalny.co.uk) A few days ago you have taken part in a 50km race. How did […]

October 6, 2015

How To Train 10k

How To Train 10k! You’ve probably seen many programs on how to train 10k. Each runner has an individual approach and it is very likely that some of these programs will appeal and suit you, whilst others will not work. I take a slightly different approach. I prefer not to go with any running programs. How to train? 10k and other distances can be achieved […]