When you feel the pleasure of running

Now I just can’t fight this feeling We should be runners

Now I just can’t fight this feeling    
We should be runners
We should be runners

Now I just can’t fight this feeling
We should be runners



Absolutely right, and why? so easy, everybody knows the healthy benefits of running but what about the rest?

I mean, and let me explain some of my last cases:

Yes call me “crazy man” I know it, I am that way and  I wrote it several times before, but a few weeks ago I had an awful rainy, cold and mentally low Sunday, finally I went to bed and everything was even worst. It was almost 00.00h and then I said WTF, I took my running shoes, and went for a short, intensive, fast, extremely fast run. It was only 15 minutes, running, listening the hardest songs, stepping on the puddles, doing the longest steps,  but do you know why? When I arrived home I was exhausted, completely wet because of the rain but my mind was completely free, a light shower and then again to bed but with the biggest smile ever and thinking absolutely positively

I was the King that right moment, I felt powerful, I was like Chuck Norris fighting alone against 34.589 terrorists and ending victorious. 😛

Today was similar but not that extreme, last Thursday I twisted my ankle for first time (doing a crazy run down the hill) was quite light as it didn’t make me stop, but then the next day I felt it was not fine at all, well, blah, blah, caring it, blah blah, some ice, blah, blah, so today Monday, I had a hard day at the office, it was a cloudy day, raining…. but then at home I said once again the magical words WTF!! (they sounds so good)  and took my magical running shoes.

Oh everything seems to be magical! so… what happens when you mix magical ingredients and you try to run!

BOOOMM !! yes it works, 4 kms ! 4:25 min/km my God, just wanted to check my twisted ankle!  Twisted?? Ankle? which one? I was flying! and once again I dried the floor, there was not rain to stop me! and here I am, writing this post, Inspired like Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Paul Auster, Ken Follet, all in one, endorphines have a huge effect on me.

And what about all of you ??

I just think,  Now I just can’t fight this feeling We should be runners

Just can’t fight this feeling

By the way sometimes I listen that song while running


Rules, or breaking rules? (I’m never satisfied)

“Changeable, unsatisfied, perfectionist, unpredictable, non stopping mind, that’s me!! “

Have you ever had something finished and then for any reason you have changed your opinion and keep it parked and started another one again?

I’m that way, can’t change it, I have always some started posts, and then I develop them depending of the day, today I threw my finished post out and now I’m writing this one while I’m cooking ( I think my food will end burnt) So that’s what happens to me while running.

Completely unpredictable, and always breaking “stablished rules”

  • Do stretching before running (I never do)
  • Do stretching after running (I never do)
  • Don’t run after having strong meal ( rule? is it a rule?)
  • Am I using pronating, neutral, underpronating running shoes? I don’t care, I run by mountains where it is not important

Body is not as perfect as numbers, 2+2 are not always 4 when we talk about body.

I forgot I’m cooking .. be back in seconds!…

I hate stablished rules, but before starting a new activity everybody need some first steps to follow more or less accurately, for example if you want to be a painter, you will ask about the technic in painting or if you want to be a cook you will learn about, roasting, baking and you will end spheriphicating.

But then the rebel side of me says: WTF ! let me paint and cook as I want.

Revolution, inspiration, fun, perfection (on my own way)!

I’m not a runner, I just run, I never go to official competitions, maybe one day I’ll do but just to experience it.

What do I mean with it? I just want to do what I want, enjoying, if I would had to stretch some minutes before running I would had stopped running, I changed the stretching, for a few minutes of a slow run, the same when I finish, I walk for some minutes or I change exercise doing a very fast run. I never do same route and I change it in every corner depending on my sensations, and needs, and I even can do 20 kms when I was suposed to do just 5kms, I do night runs in the darkness without any light. Am I a crazy man? Sure, but let me enjoy my madness.

So…. what’s the main target of this post?  Simply only one, If you feel you are not completely satisfy, or you are starting to be bored…change it!

Do whatever you want, 

Learn by your self,

Get wrong,


By the way…. And this is a real unbreakable rule,  dont write while cooking, my lunch definetly is burnt, so…..


Pizza “Hat”, Good morning, can I help you?…… 



Tourism while running. Is it “tourunning” ?

Last long weekend I visited the French region of Haute Garonne, and spent a few days in Saint Gaudens in the famous hotel/restaurant called Cuisine et Santè center created years ago by René Levy who was disciple of George Oshawa a japanese who introduced macrobiotic diet in Europe …blah, blah, blah (if you are interested on him… Wikipedia 😉 )

cuisine et sante

I could run a couple of times despite of the changeable weather,  it was nice as I did some “tourism” while running, it might sound a bit strange but in fact it was something like a first preview, was funny and very useful, I mean before doing a real visit by the place I ran without any exact destination nor route, I let myself get lost trying to go as far as I could,in some way it helped me while running and made my workout easier, my mind was 49% in learning my route, 49% admiring everything and 2% trying to avoid all the amount of dog’s pooh in everywhere!! I felt like an “explorer” …

  • oh what a church!
  • wow I love that shop
  • nice park,
  • what a church! (ooopss it was the same first one) ,
  • lovely place for having a coffee,
  • mmm yummi bakery don’t stop, don’t stop! 


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The one I saw was, (and maybe I’m wrong) they are not used to see runners  they even let me pass up while I was by the sidewalk smiling me. I think there’s an easy explanation… that’s the land of cycling culture, yes I saw some runners but the most I saw were in the official running track. Village was nice but those shopping areas located outside the center has killed life in the city, yes I know, city is less noisy, pollution, but I hate it, cities look like a desert.

I think I burnt all my fat,  macrobiotic diet is almost 100% fat-free, so a few days more in there and surely I would have reach the anorexic level!! oh sorry for that, I didn’t want to make fun about it, but certainly all the people working in there were extremely slim, and the ones I know out are that way too, sure they are healthy I have not any doubt, I know that diet since time ago as I mixed with traditional food, what’s more my dinner tonight will be whle grain rice with seaweed and vegetables, but can’t imagine doing hard exercise and being macrobiotic. (I will investigate about it)

Anyway I really enjoyed the wonderful green landscapes, lakes, forests, horses, castles, nice people and I even got a “present” of there and will last for a few days… I got a flue, so resting time!!

Ps. I never want to write a long and boring post, so feel free to ask whatever you want about it

I’m going to France Oh là là, but the most important for me is…

When I started this blog, I told my self I wouldn’t write too often, just once a week or less, but today it is different, I decided not going to run, tomorrow I’m going to spend a few days in south of France, so I spent a couple of hours packing my bag.

  • What’s the important thing on it?
  • I’m going to a nice, place the north face of Pyrenees mountains, (wonderful)
  • I’m going to a worldwide known hotel-restaurant (cool)
  • I’m going to eat healthy, macrobiotic food,  (yummi)
  • I’m going to relax, have some books, nice music  (great)

But the most important thing for me, is running by the french countryside, yes it must seem silly, “I’m in France oh là là” bienvenue a le mellieur pays du monde!! ” bon jour, bon soir comment allez vous? champagne,…mais….. yes, can’t wait to do some run over there.

What’s more, I think my running clothes are filling more than the half of my bag!!

What happens?? I know it, I became addicted to run! and there’s nothing YOU can do. 😛

Spring runners (Ironical)

Somewhere in the future, or not, your spring runner locator radar says…

  • Bziiiip! bziiiip! bziiip!! Path number 7 is collapsed by 368 new spring “runners” , from station corner to Mary Lou’s bakery,  want to look for an alternative route? 

Although it sounds a bit exaggerated it could perfectly be a situation in a futuristic,  fantastic and comical film.

A couple of weeks ago, when I was comfortable on the sofa after my almost daily workout I was having a chat and the other person told me that spring was there where she lives and it was just the right time when that people who was hidden like a bear in their “winter cove” started to think in summer, in trying to lose those “couple” of kilograms and see themselves very good-looking for summer time.

Of course there are some exceptions, but from each 100 people who try it, only 2 keeps practising and running for weeks, months or even years. However I can’t take out of my mind the typical picture of the occasional runner who suddenly goes to Decathlon to get full and cool equipment, some running and colourful shoes, and rest of clothes of the most known brands. Just arriving their home they start to call their fellows to join for a run, but not everybody is ready for that “challenge” in this right moment, so finally they decide to do it by their own, (in the hidden side of their mind) they think it will better that way because there won’t be any witness.

They usually tries one, two, three days a couple of weeks

40% stop the second day, running is TIRING you have to move legs and .. you SWEAR! :-((

20% start to feel pain in their knees and legs and they give up. (They never thought body is more than face, hair tits and ass,) They have legs and they hurt!!

15% prefer sitting their lazy ass having a beer when better weather is coming than keep running.

10% realize that is not that cool at all

13% start to feel depressed when they see they are not loosing weight (in only 3 running days) and the worst … they are even more hungry!!

So when winter arrives, cold, wind and rain, there are only 2 left , these 2 are really proud of themselves, they feel great, they can run longer and what’s more they ENJOY! they never thought that amount of suffering would be so satisfying, and then, they stop using their, “spring runner locator radar” there’s not any need, paths are empty for next 10 months.

By the way, congratulations for being the other one of those 2 last ones, we have to be proud, we get it, and now we have ended to read this post with a smile, and we think we are lucky we RUN!

Ps. Just take this post as a comical situation, I never laugh of those ones who try to get a better and healthy life, they tried at least.

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