In the afternoon I was strolling through the city to find a winter jacket for myself but it seems it is too early for that, yet. I ran in the evening, on a path that is not so steep, so cold air did not bother me same as before.
♪ Run and Smile ♪
-And so you just ran?- -Yeah!- Forrest Gump (the movie)
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Evenings are getting noticeably colder in Belgrade. I feel it when I breathe in cold air, so I will have to think about my breathing technique and make some adaptations for coming cold months. Of course, I will do it by choosing right path to run which will not require intensified breathing like uphill downhill distance that I ran this evening. Also I will have to think about running shoes for the winter.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Again I ran shorter path than usual. Fortunately my knee pain is all gone by now, just slight uneasiness in both feet remains, but I feel it will go away soon. Weather is colder outside.
Monday, August 28, 2006
I ran later in the evening, somewhat shorter distance because of my pain in the left side of left knee (I don't want to push anything now), and there is also slight pain in quads. But great amount of pain in knee already has vanished so tomorrow it will be much better.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Today I ran around the noon, and I ran about 14 kilometers. Today is my dearest friend's birthday. Happy Birthday..Thank you, thank you, thank you...for everything.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
I ran later in the evening. It was raining, so I carried umbrella with me, though it was not a heavy rain.
Friday, August 25, 2006
I ran in the afternoon to the supermarket to buy some goods. I ran through my primary school playground again - a place with so many nice memories. Now it looks like much smaller comparing to the times I went to school. But, of course, it is the same playground.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I ran uphill downhill late in the evening, slower peace, and I managed to run it breathing properly so it was even easier to do, and I felt great.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Very nice evening. I was running slowly enjoying the peace of the summer evening. This is my 100th post on this blog, and at the same time 100th day of running. I found out that running is spreading joy all around. Perspective is always brighter when we are running. Running brings spontaneous hope, perhaps just because it is so simple and joyful activity.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Evening was somewhat colder, but still pleasant. I ran on the streets, and I was inspired to make some loops, so it was a good run.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Ran in the evening, uphill downhill slowly. The temperature was far lower than previous days. When I was arriving back at home, I met my friend on the street so we walked back to the building where we live.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I visited my neigbour, I haven't visited him for such a long time. And there I see he assembled new components for a hifi system, with some tube amplifier, and big mighty dynaudio speakers. I liked to hear especially songs with bass guitar and drums on them, but at the end I was listening to one organ concert, and that completely blew me away. It was so powerfull that it seemed sound is going up from the floor. From entire area. The organ piece lasted for 25 min approximately, and I went trough the entire spectar of emotions while listening it. I was so moved at the end.
As for running, I went to run laps and ran 13 laps. After 1st lap I swallowed little fly, I tried to cough it out, but was I successful in that - only God knows. 13 laps is about 2 miles, so I am satisfied, I ran very fast, but yet one man was a lap and a half better than me (that is very inspirational, but unimaginable too). That is the reason why I always compete with myself and not with others :)
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Today I ran uphill downhill but more powerfully than usual. While I was going onwards uphill my friend yelled from the other side of street 'Hey, it is not good to run uphill' It may be true, but in my case I am running for a some time, so I gained necessary capacity.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I went today again to the musical instruments shop and played there electrical guitar (a pricey one) for left-hand (I am left handed). Also I went to another hi-end store to see what is new there, and enjoyed in some very big speakers. Later in the evening I ran a new path, and on my way running back I met my neighbour, the tennis player, he went out to buy ice cream - so I joined him in stroll.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Today I went across the river to walk there on the other side from Kalemegdan. It was so nice afternoon with golden sun rays all around, and afterwards I went to Kalemegdan, one airplane was carrying ads in the air, since it is Beer Fest there, and also there was baloon in the heights above our city (somebody is surely enjoying much the view from above). Also one man was playing bagpipes (and I was feeling like I was in Braveheart the movie, because of all green fields and fortresses there), and also another man was playing saxophone in Knez Mihailova street in some blues manner, so there was lot of good music there. Later in the evening I ran again uphill downhill, it is now easy for me, but I plan to change that path in next days, I miss the other ones.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
A great day today for me :) What a wonderful day (btw, I ran in the evening uphill downhill)
1) I got package of books from my dear friend from USA. I think I've mentioned it before - there is something that I am totally mad about in this world -> books in English, of course :)
2) Serbia played its first football game (now it is not Serbia&Montenegro that was last on World Cup, but just Serbia - colours are different too: red instead of blue, and new coach too - Javier Clemente. He did great job, and so did the players - so we won over Czech Republic 3:1 (Czechs were better in World Cup, and they are respectable team). Way to go Serbia!!!!
3) Today is exactly 3 months of my everyday running and writing this blog, and I still feel like a beginner - exploring the great unknown horizons of running that are in front of me.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Today I went with my dad to stroll in the evening, and ran afterwards. Everyday strolling is very important for health, and I will find time to stroll everyday with my dad. It is very important for him (and good for me too).
Today was wonderful day, by the way :)
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Today very early in the morning I was awake and watched the night sky in search for Perseids - the well-known meteor shower. I observed the sky for about 45 minutes, and for that time I managed to see 5 "falling" stars (meteors) , but I was so tired that I could not make 5 wishes, but went to bed directly to sleep instead.
This evening it was raining, so I went out to run with an umbrella and a pair of old running shoes on my feet - so I ran for the shorter distance again, though today I should have run longer. I will do longer path in some of the following days.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Today I went to run later, near midnight, because on TV there was one of my favourite movies: Braveheart. I ran shorter distance than usual and it was nice weather outside.
Today is great day for Serbia. It is after 16 years that we get medal in athletics on European championships. Olivera Jevtić won silver medal in Göteburg today, in marathon race. Her time is magnificent 2:30:27 and it is 26 seconds behind the 1st place. And 50 years ago Franjo Mihalić won silver medal in Melbourne Olympic Games, in 1956. in marathon also, and there were no medals for us in marathon in between. So, it makes this success much bigger. We are all speechless and full of gratitude - Olivera, hvala Ti - Thank You so much for the medal!!! It shines as if it is golden one!
Friday, August 11, 2006
This time I felt very lazy to go out and run, but I anyways did go out and ran, at first slowly (felt so much resistance) but later on I increased speed with enthusiasm and felt so good about it. Things like this do happen often.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Silent evening. While I ran I did not notice a little cat, and she was afraid - probably reckoned that I am some big dog, so she climbed the tree, and then looked at me - and I guess that at that moment we realised we are friends. When I was running back downhill I saw her again, and I had to stop for a moment and say hi :) Astronomers said that in next five days there will be meteor shower on the night sky, but today it is covered with clouds - I hope next days I will be able to catch something of that beautiful scene.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I ran today afternoon to the supermarket, to buy stuff for the supper, and I was inspired to run in faster pace. These summer days are quite nice. Today early in the morning, just after the midnight they emitted on radio some songs of Diana Krall from her Paris concert. I enjoyed piano solos so much, jazz on big concert piano is really magnificent.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Nice summer evening. I was running on some new path that I tried yesterday for the first time. It is longer and not uphill.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Evenings are getting colder and colder in Belgrade. It was raining while my run this evening, but some kind of funny rain with some very small raindrops, so it was rather refreshing than unpleasant experience. Oh, yes, who won the World Water Polo World League? Who revalidated the title? What you do not know...oh, then check it out here on FINA official site.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
So many dogs out there today, I don't know what is happening. If I was to count them I would probably reach number 20 or so, so the real question is: who let the dogs out woof, woof, woof, woof :) I ran somewhat longer distance than the usual, and also on another path because today is my day in the week for longer running.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Today I went with my pal to check out some keyboards and guitars. I was thrilled to see some keyboards, especially with their design but they are very pricey so I guess I need to find something to practice on, but given the financial situation it will have to wait for some time. I can collect a lot of information in the meantime on different keyboards, and to get informed about what is good stuff in that world, and to prepare my tactics for learning. A lot of things to do - I need self-confidence, and that is why I continued to run today too :) Evening was cold so I put some warmer clothes on before going out to run.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Today it was raining strongly with windblows several times during the day. Once it was so powerful that I do not remember that anything of such intensity happened in past few years.
I ran in the evening. I found few more jazz piano compositions and was delighted to see how those people improvise on keyboard.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
This evening I did not feel like running, so I started slowly, but when I felt the rhythm everything got new brighter perspective, so I managed to get faster. I was playing today with my small piano toy from childhood, it has 2 octaves, enough for me to start to learn scales. Today I learned that there are 3 variations of a minor scale unlike the case for major scale.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Ran the same path in the evening as yesterday. It seems to me that as soon as I went out the raindrops started to fall, but anyways that did not stop me to run. It was not heavy rain, and it is pleasant sometimes to run in the rain. Today I visited a few hi-fi stores and saw some high-end tube amplifiers, which was indeed nice sight. Also heard one receiver, too. Today is also birthday to my great friend, to whom I wish to say that money may fulfill one's wishes, but it is running that brings joy.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
I become more and more confident in running that uphill downhill path faster. As for uphill part the difference is - when you run slower you feel tension in calves, and if you run faster you feel it both in calves and in quads. Today whole day I was surfing the net in search for various hi-fi models (especially FM receivers). It is all too expensive for me, but I can at least enjoy in the nice pictures.