Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Late Merry Christmas

My beloved readers, I have not forgotten you, but the Christmas season is rather crazy. Trying to keep up with the cooking and baking and with the social schedule. Did I mention running?

So you know you are a runner when ...

... you rather go for your 8 miler (13 km) on the evening of December 23 and you do not wrap the presents or prepare the x-mas dinner.
... you NEED to go at least for a short 3 miler on the Christmas day :)
... you choose the hotel for your family Christmas vacation according to the treadmill availability
... you get extremely upset when the treadmill is the only machine NOT working in the hotel gym
... you go running outside in the mountain village anyway even though you did not bring the clothes and shoes to go running in the snow
... you go running after the each full day of skiing

X-mas time is extremely busy period of the year, so I am sharing what is going on in photos. Just a quick update: the pre-Christmas party dinner was Julia's Child beuf bourgignon and it fortunately was success. Yum! :) I hope you all are having great time. Have a great last day of 2011!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

May you rest in peace dear Václav Havel
the first democratic president 
of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Říp to Praha - Bike & Run Race Report

OK, I am officially crazy. In a good way I hope. As I teased you in my previous post, I participated in an unplanned race this Saturday. Being still in the after marathon happy place, I tend to brag about it especially to the people who are into sports and get the importance of the first marathon finish in the runner's career. So I bragged to one of my former physical education teachers and got signed up for a crazy yet traditional race from Říp (a small hill) back to Prague.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Ball season begins (Nutritional sins)

Great friend of mine who went to the same high school and university suggested that we attend the graduation ball of the high school we went to. What a great idea to have a reason to dress up and go out. Just a very quick post for those who think I eat healthy all the time. I do have a slip time to time as you can see on the photos in the post. But there are sports involved as well, I met with my former physical education teachers at the ball and obviously bragged about my first marathon ... which turned in quite interesting consequences for this weekend's training schedule. Stay tuned for the next post :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


I have several post ideas in my mind and I have already posted today, but this post is way more important than any possible other right now. I asked my mom several times before if she wanted to join me for a run, but it was never the right moment. Not until TODAY! I am doing really easy paces now after the marathon, planned 5 miles consisting of two loops.  So my mom joined me for the first one and ran all the 4 km of it. I am so very proud! Check out the photo bellow, by coincidence my mom chose this t-shirt that says "Challenge" in Czech, best she could have taken for her first run. I love you mom.

Wordless Wednesday ... Sweet Memories (Chinaski)

Attended the 999th concert of my favorite teenage band with the girlfriend I have attended most of their concerts with - how cool is that? 
... check out bonus video bellow ;-)

Bonus video:

PS: Lesson learned since the teenage times: it is way better to watch people cuing for the entry from a cozy coffee shop nearby and walk in later without cuing, yet still in time for the concert :) 

Friday, December 02, 2011

Beautiful morning run

Finally, not running in the mist with only few meters of visibility. Beautiful morning for a run today in Prague. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

My BUTT & Nike especially for YOU

2011 remake of the original ad featured bellow in the post
I am probably a thousand year "behind the apes", but I only discovered the great collection of these courageous and gorgeous Nike ads yesterday targeting women. Since that moment I knew this is something I have to share and write about (and not only because they include hot pink). I do 100 % agree with them.  Featuring real women with love for the sports and their strong sporty bodies. They are so beautiful! This post has special dedication for YOU, this is the way I am, give it some thought :-) Click on the posters for full size and I transcribed the text bellow if you want to copy it in a motivational corner of your PC/phone, print it out ... feel free to share your mantras in the comments bellow.