As promised, here are some pictures from the past races:
1) Super 9 km:
The race was almost like climbing a mountain - 6 out of the 9 km were uphill! It took place where Ayrton Senna used to compete (there's a curve name... Read more
I don't know if you've ever heard of Motiontraxx: it's a web podcast that provides music for fitness. It's amazing - they have some interval coaching songs that are a great source of motivation, as they are challenging routines.
You can get... Read more
First of all, I must apologize to my Spark friends for not posting and not sending signs that I am alive. I have to admit that the non-marathon has brought me down for some time - emotionally, as it was something I'd been training for a long tim... Read more
Early on Sunday morning, I woke up to a huge challenge: I was just about to face my first marathon. 42 km is no cute stuff: it requires a well-done preparation, especially to avoid injuries.
The race I chose to be my first one was São Paulo... Read more
To me, a highly upbeat song is, sometimes, what takes me through the end of a run. These have been played obsessively in my iPod lately:
- "Love generation", Bob Sinclar (of course);
- "The evil that men do", Iron Maiden;
- "Cyanide", M... Read more
As a person who enjoys being outside and feeling the vibe of a good run, I simply HATE cold weather. I can't find enough blankets to sleep, my nose bleeds all the time and my asthma attacks become quite frequent and severe.
However, I this ... Read more
I've been listening compulsively to a song by Bob Sinclar named "Love generation", which you may already know. It's a very upbeat, positive feeling, nice message song. Have you ever paid attention to its lyrics?
"Why must our children play ... Read more
Today was a very special day to me (although eating has been a complicated matter since Friday). I ran my 20th race, and it was a 10k done in 59 minutes!! It's my lowest official/recorded time in one and a half year of running!
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After a seven-day absence, I'm finally back on track :) Flu and loads of work made me lazy, and my week was everything but balanced (writing about balance doesn't make me an expert in the subject... the intent is only to share some thoughts and ... Read more
Keeping up with our journey to achieve balance...
6) Find a physical activity you genuinely like - It'll be very hard to commit to a physical activity if you can't find real pleasure in doing it; even if you do it for 10 minutes, they'll be... Read more
We all know what balance is; how to achieve it, however, is easier said than done. I'm fully aware of that; I'm not always able to live in balance, but that's what I try the hardest in my life, because I know that it's the foundation of everythi... Read more
Just because he's a simple cartoon, no cult strings attached. He's always smiling, he sees life in a simple and logic way: his actions are direct consequences of the rationale he understands in his enemies and in the situations he's in. He also ... Read more
Amazing challenge! I intend to start it next week!!
Yoga is a great way to achieve balance, because it focus in things ... Read more
We live in capitalist societies in which many things are widely available for just a fraction of the price they used to cost in the past. That certainly has many benefits, but also helped us to develop some very bad habits.
It's quite easy ... Read more
Having just come from a run, I can't stop wondering how amazing and weird is the feeling that running brings me. It's like I'm a hero, a better me; I feel that I can fly, that nothing can stop me. I'm not the best runner, not the fastest one, no... Read more