I got this book – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall – on my birthday about 5-6 years ago, when I was, frankly speaking, obsessed with running. Despite that, the book was calmly laying in my bookshelf until today. It was a nice story – with spiritual and scientific things that sport possesses. Initially my expectations about the book were somehow different. I don’t know what exactly (I still READ MORE
I remember myself losing balance, falling down and landing with my butt first, meanwhile thinking: “Noooo! Sh*t…! I’m falling..” While I was trying to put the skis, that were still on my feet, in one direction so that I could stand up, I was slightly gasping for air recovering from the unpleasant, shocky feeling. At that moment I started to have nasty thoughts: “Fu*k, I want to quit! I READ MORE
Latvian summers are short by default. But this one, if you can call it summer, was even shorter, not to mention – more colder, more rainy, more windy. And those jokes like: “Hey, what did you do this summer?” “Well… I was sick that day…” are perfectly descriptive. But, who cares about the weather if it’s the day to compete?! This year I have only four multi-sport competitions in READ MORE
With the first splashes in the lake of Vaidava I already knew: “This day is not a day for big things!” Water was cold and seemed thick and heavy. “One, two, three, look, breath, one, two, breath, one, two, three, look, breath, one, two, breath, one two breath… excellent, focus on that yellow rope just on the right side…” I was talking to myself, checking what’s in front of READ MORE
It’s a story about wanting to achieve a goal without setting one. It’s a story about expanding way of thinking and defining commas. It’s a story being somewhere but not even realizing about that. It’s about coincidences, that, despite all the issues on a way, shows you – you really can! *** At the end of July, I thought that there are at least one other competition left that shall be called READ MORE
…and ‘yourself’ becomes your own inspiration. WARNING: This will be very long story! Prepare your tea, coffee or other drinks and snacks, if you are aiming to get till the end of it. ;) Yesterday, on July 24, was my 3rd Riga Triathlon (however, it’s not the third triathlon in general).
25th May was a day when I kinda decided to devote some spare time for blogging, having few topics on the list, until I got the confirmation that, on 3rd July, I will have a chance to participate in ‘Lavijas IV Olimpiāde’ (LIVO) in triathlon discipline. Well… On that day I changed all my just-born-plans with the idea to focus on training. Today, 10th July, is a day exactly READ MORE