Book: ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougall

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

My first Winter Triathlon

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

My Triathlon season 2017

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

When it’s not a day for big things.

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