The Measure of Success

It was during a beer-infused evening sometime in November of 2018 that a group of four guys decided to run a trail marathon. The idea wasn’t a total moon shot: one of the guys had already run a 240km trail run that very year, another was running half marathons on a regular basis, yet another…

Becoming Faster

A week ago I ran my fastest half-marathon, and I did it at the exact same race I started my half-marathon running to begin with. The H2O half-marathon is a fairly new race in Wrocław, and this year’s edition was only a third race in the series. If you remember my last year’s post, I…

Breaking One Hundred

Running in the late-fall, mid-winter, and then early-spring months in Poland is quite shitty, to say the least. And I’m not talking about the weather. Sure, it’s cold, rainy, snowy, even icy at times. But giving up running due to -5 degrees Celsius outside is not reason enough to quit running. Keeping your lungs healthy…

Half Plus Three

Yesterday I ran my first half-marathon of the year, but it was a ‘first’ in a few other ways, too. It was my first half-marathon in the winter time. Snow, mud, ice and all. It was my first marathon in the mountains. An elevation difference of only about 600meters, but still 600meters more than the…

Breaking The Chain

Jerry Seinfeld had a pretty good life hack back in his days in order to become a better comic. He put up a calendar on the wall and with a red marker he crossed out each day he wrote a joke. The goal was to write one joke each day. Write a joke, mark it…

I Just Felt Like Running

Today was a pretty big milestone for me fitness-wise. I ran 21km’s (13.10mi) which is exactly half of a marathon. I also did it in an official event, the H2O Wrocław half marathon. Name tags, medals, an all. Given that I am somewhat overweight, simply finishing a half marathon is quite a feat for me.…

Hey, You!

Hey there. It’s been a while. How are things? You doin’ alright? How are the kids? Yeah OK, you’re right. I don’t really care about your kids. But after a prolongated period of absence on this blog I never really know how to hop back on the blogging bandwagon. So I needed something witty, if…