The Challenge Are you a fan, a big fan, of 10K races? Does the idea of trying to endure a long series of races throughout a year entice you? If yes, and you live in Barcelona, you are in luck. There is a competition known as the BCN 10K CHALLENGE . It is a series […]Read more "Barcelona 10K Challenge"
Cursa del Poble Nou is the second race in the Barcelona 10K challenge I came the previous day to pick up my bib and t-shirt for the Poble Nou race. The neighborhood seemed quiet, though that might have just been because Barca was playing. The ladies at the pickup station gave me my number and shirt […]Read more "Cursa del Poble Nou 10K – Running, Botifarra, and Wine"
Sometimes I wonder why I bother with the running. Tomorrow is the biggest running event in Latvia and I have a slight fever, a head cold, and my left hamstring is feeling like a banjo. I would recommend myself to just stay home tomorrow. Instead, I have told myself and others that I will go and […]Read more "Day before the race"
Aside from dreams, facebook, customer service woes, and pets, listening to someone talk about their sports injury has to be one of the most boring topics of conversation. I won’t write about mine on this post, but you can read about it here (I really tried to make it as entertaining as possible). Runners get […]Read more "Injury etiquette"
I decided this week that taking Odysseas, my seven year old son, with me for a run would be a good idea. He would ride his bicycle and I would run alongside him. Mezaparks here in Riga is a great place to go for a run or a bike ride. You can take any number […]Read more "Taking your child along with you for a run."
Very often, I like to have a drink while writing. I don´t always drink while I write. For example, at work I do most of my writing alcohol free. However, I do think it is a bit of a misfortune that I drink while writing a blog about running and health issues. So, to alleviate […]Read more "Music for your workout or any other time."
Taking place three weeks before the Riga Marathon, this is a great way to test how much you have progressed in your training. There are several distances you can participate in. If you are planning on running the Marathon in May, then give a try at the half marathon. I wouldn’t go all out on this race […]Read more "BIKERNIEKU HALF MARATHON 27 APRIL 2014"