CCC (Climbs, Clouds, Crowds)

Olympics of Trail Running takes place end of August in Chamonix valley since last 15 years. For many, the UTMB races are the ultimate race goal of the whole season. After beautiful warm summer, the weather usually turns overnight and the runners from all over the world are facing brutal weather conditions, rain, hail, snow and…

Trail du Tour des Fiz

Could you love it just a little bit less? – asked Logan some 35k in. I couldn’t. We just got on top of yet-another-climb which felt like never ending, but one we’ve reached the top, it was downhill again.   Trail du Tour des Fiz. Brutal and beautiful. Back in June I was really gutted…

Personal Best

How we see others doesn’t always reflect who they are. If you want to know the whole story, ask. You may realise ‘it was never easy’ and ‘it didn’t happen overnight’. Not to mention my favourite ‘I worked my ass off’. Find what stops you from being happy and make plan to fix it. Work…

Prelude to a dream

I haven’t written much lately. Not because I had nothing to write about. I just had so much, that I didn’t even knew where to start. It’s been a month since we left the “well known” behind and decided to start from zero in Chamonix. In France. Those of you, who keep on telling me…

It’s a Goodbye.

And just like that I’ll be gone. I’m telling you it’s not a goodbye. I’m telling you so as I’m protecting myself. I’m lying to you. Truth is, I won’t see most of you ever again. But as I’m shit at goodbyes it is easier to write this down than say it out loud. Because…

Corfu Mountain Trail

It’s been few days now. I’m back in London, on the train, on my way to work. Everyone is talking about London marathon and I smile quietly thinking about what my last weekend was like. It sounds unreal, but I ran two and half marathons (plus 4,300m altitude gain). For most of us that sounds absurd….

The Strength Within

You don’t need to be extraordinary. Just be yourself. That’s what will make you stronger. That’s what makes you human. That’s what makes you woman, or man. Strong and weak all in one. The weakness that empowers you. The weakness that empowers others. Because all of us are weak. All of us have soft spots. It…

Home in Mountains

I’ve started writing this blog post 7 months ago.  It was supposed to be about joy. About how you experience it. If you are excited straight away but then, with time, it just settles? Or do you shout about it and feel like you want to share it with the whole wide world? Or are you happy…