16K at slowest-ever!

So yesterday was my long run day and now I’m at 16k = 10 miles. With morning temperatures well above 35 Celsius, I decided to go for run at sunset. I wonder if it was a good idea! I had to take my car and park in a fairly safe spot to run through the... Continue Reading →

Running Cairo: A live Video game

Not sure if anyone ever invented a running game... they probably imagine it would be boring! I mean… all games have a running hero, so there’s nothing so particular about a game about a runner. However, thinking of running in the streets of Cairo, I feel I’m part of a running video game experience! Someone... Continue Reading →

To Donate or Not to Donate?

On my way to meet a friend yesterday, I was stopped by the blood donation campaign associated with the national blood bank of Egypt. Having donated blood before, I knew the process and what is required, but I was in a rush so promised them to be back another day. As I proceeded forward, I... Continue Reading →

What to eat while running?

Vegetarian diet has served me quite well in life so far – over 12 years with few forced breaks in between. But when it came to running, I failed to see the link between my overall fitness level and the food I’m eating. Perhaps it’s age!? Supposedly it takes longer for any change to show... Continue Reading →

Injury: A Lesson in Awareness

As someone experienced in injuries – something to be related at length in different post – I shouldn’t have been surprised that the unusual heavy practice was bound to result in something midway. Luckily, it wasn’t as major as some earlier injuries, but something fairly simple: extensor tendinitis in the right foot. “Not too bad,”... Continue Reading →

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