Sport as a concept

What do you think when you hear the word SPORT?

Do you think about professional athletes only or amateurs as well? What do you do when you do sport? My doctor always ask me ‘do you do any sport?’

This morning, I wanted to start my day with some quality time and I decided to check out the trending topics about sport on some women magazine websites. I was searching and searching and found very little. First of all I visited the most famous magazine portals for women in UK, Italy and Hungary. Same results everywhere.

I found menu titles like ‘beauty and health’, ‘body’, ‘diet’. All articles brain washing you to try the new brand of products or try the new technology, because the big celebrities are recommending it. What happened with a good old-fashion way of exercising? Are we not interested anymore?

Sport is meant to be “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”.

Do you remember the last time you competed with someone, what did you feel when you were nearly there to win no matter what the outcome was? Excitement and the butterflies in your stomach when you knew that it takes few more steps or movements to pass the finish line. What a refreshing feeling. You feel like a newborn after all. The best way of forgetting the everyday hustle. One thing you can be sure of, by the time you finish and get back to ordinary you will have the right mindset to continue whatever you left pending.

Sunday Smoothie: ‘Wake me up’

This morning I felt like something bit more sweet and fresh.
I made a mango, pineapple, grapes and coconut milk. Blend all the ingredients together in the blender and enjoy.

1/2 mango
Handful of pineapple
Handful of grapes
1/2 cup of coconut milk

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Bugs & Mosquitos for a dinner

Yesterday me and Erika went spontaneously for a run. We decided to check out the area where our race will be held. The weather was little wet, but no rain…. Ideal for my running. We didn’t have any particular distance in mind, but it’s always fun to run together.

At the end of the day we managed to run 10km and we both felt great afterwards. We both looked at each other like we could run more but as we ran along the river Thames there were ton of bugs and mosquitos flying around. I don’t wanna even know how many we swallowed nor how many got stuck in our eyes. However, despite the ‘bug struggle’ it was a great run and we are making little steps closer to our goal.
We are running the Richmond half marathon in September. Please sponsor two chicks who are helping Matthias’ family to save his life.
Just click on donation button and sponsor us. Every help is much appreciated.

Have a great day everyone!

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Summer arrived to London

Summer has finally arrived and I’ve been loving this weekend.

On Saturday I met my training buddy and sister in crime Erika…. We went to a park for picnic. I cooked some chicken marinated in basil & pine nut pesto with mix of azuki beans, red and green lentils and chickpeas.
To freshen everything up we had spinach salad with avocado and fruits on the side…later in the evening we had a dessert (chocolate avocado mousse with fresh strawberries).
Later in the evening we went for a run (4.89k). We both felt great and switched our brains from everyday routine. It was such a lovely Saturday.
I am so grateful to have such a good friend who inspires me and I can rely on. During the training we support each other and keep positive spirit.

Today I have been relaxing most of the day. I cooked lunch (sweet potatoes, halumi cheese, spinach & avocado salad and eggs). For the rest of the afternoon i relaxed in the garden with my kitty and was catching some rays.
I feel relaxed and refreshed and soon will head out for a run.

Please sponsor us during the training and half marathon which we will run in September. All the funds go directly to Matthias’ charity account for his life saving surgery. Thanks to everyone for all the support.

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Sunday Smoothie: Green Machine

Hello everyone,

It’s Sunday again and I am showing you another smoothie recipe. This time I chose to do completely different one compare to last week.
This week we focus on veggies. I’ve never been huge veggie lover, but recently I eat lot of it and smoothies help me with my daily veggie intake.
With my smoothie I snacked some fresh strawberries & grapes with organic smooth peanut butter (I absolutely love this stuff). Peanut butter with anything :p

I called this smoothie ‘Green Machine’ as it gives me energy and restarts my system 🙂

Green Machine recipe:
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of kale
1 rape avocado
1 small celery stick
1/2 cup of organic apple juice
1/2 cup of water
Splash of lime juice
1tsp of spirulina

Optional:
Mint leaves

It is even more refreshing when you add mint. I recommend this smoothie especially to those who are starting with their veggies. This way you will get all the nutrients without having to eat ton of vegetables.

Enjoy! And I hope you like this post.

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Perfect Sunny Day & After Run Lunch

Today is absolutely beautiful and this weather suppose to continue until Monday….ton of opportunities to get out of the sofa and go outside for a jog.
This morning I went for a very light jog as my legs have not recovered from my last long distance run yet. I ran 3km and did long stretching session to help my muscles in recovery process. I also decided to do some strength training with my own body weight. It is important to include strength training while you doing your cardio.
I am fortunate for the beautiful park I have close to my house. I absolutely love running there, even tho it’s in the city it still feels like country side.

After I returned home I made a quick rocket, spinach & quinoa salad with some mozzarella cheese and eggs. It’s light, but it fills me for a while.

Put your trainers on and join our team in a mission to raise money for Matthias’ surgery.

Enjoy the sunny day everyone ☀️😊😜

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Training doesn’t stop

My kitty woke me up quite early this morning and after only 6h of sleep I surprisingly didn’t feel too tired. Stupidly I had a latte around 8pm last night at work (FYI I don’t drink coffee at all) and the caffeine effect worked until about 2am and I couldn’t sleep.
Anyway… I still went for a run as planned, even tho half way it started pouring the rain. I ran 8.40km and it was one of the best runs I’ve done so far. I felt great and still had enough energy to run more but had to return back home and get ready for work.
I have explored new routes and met some geese on the way (oh boy they were quite aggressive as they had babies around).

Don’t give up even if the weather isn’t according to your plans. We are on the mission here to inspire others and most importantly to raise money for Matthias. Please click on the just giving donation button and drop us a £1 or few 🙂

Have a lovely day everyone. Keep moving! 😘

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Check out my 10K running path

Colnbrook-T5 10KFrom Colnbrook run towards T5 Heathrow Airport then you turn towards Stenwall Moor. Continue to Horton and then back to Colnbrook. This circle is on a road all along.

Breakfast Club Challenge

I just find myself invited to the Breakfast Club Challenge! Friend from Nike+ challenged me and loads other passionate runners to run 80.5km in 30 days. Great motivation to train myself towards the half marathon!

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It all starts after tomorrow! It would be great if you could sponsor me on our donation website. Just click on sponsor us to your right! Cause at the end of the day WE RUN FOR MATTHIAS!

Teleport – Tuesday

How amazing it would be to get from one place to another within one second. Like in the movie JUMPER. Have you seen it? If not here its trailer here. So you disappear at one place and appear at another place. I guess it would be too messy, people would cut conversations short by disappearing. Maybe we would stop communicating with each other. What about privacy? How could you stop someone entering your house?

Loads to think about, but here on this blog we gonna keep it simple. So after Smoothie-Sunday and Motivation-Monday we created Teleport-Tuesday. We gonna share a place every Tuesday, where we would love to train for the half marathon.

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If you like any picture on this site, feel free to click on it so it can teleport you to more amazing places to discover.