Partners in Crime: The 5 am Cairo Gang

I wrote in details previously about running in Cairo, the challenges to overcome, the streets, dogs, lack of sidewalk, the puddles and much more. Yet there’s a whole other side of running in the early morning in Cairo. I call it “joining the gang.” Egyptians, and in particular city people like Cairenes or Alexandrians, are... Continue Reading →


Warm-up … Fuel … Refuel: My Discovered Recipe for Long Runs

This weekend I decided to venture into another long run. I know that I need to take one week off sometime, but the weather was simply too good to miss! Temperature was 26 (feels like 32 but still 26!) and cloudy until 8am. I couldn’t resist, worried that in August we get these consecutive heat... Continue Reading →

Heat Wave … Well Above 100 F

Thinking of temperatures in Celsius didn’t have the same shocking effect as Fahrenheit 🙂 100 Degrees sounded a lot more sexy than above 40, right? Last Tuesday I was out finishing some errands. As soon as I left the place I was at, I felt this shock of heat in my face … exactly 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 →

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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