Hiking Mount Toubkal – three lessons learnt

Being the highest peak of North Africa – Jebel Toubkal located in Atlas mountains attracts more hikers, both experienced and those less experienced, every year. Reasons for this are cheap convenient long weekend Ryanair flights from Krakow to Marrakech, relatively low costs of drive from airport to Imlil (mind! you do not want to spend more than 300 dh on taxi, for that you would need to negotiate surely), spectacular views to name just a few. The idea to climb Toubkal came into my mind during the first solo trip to Morocco while driving through Atlas on a way to…

Western Tatras – Czerwone Wierchy this wintertime

During the first days of spring it goes without saying that this winter has been somewhat magical. Discovering something you never knew you might like so much is quite exciting. The route this weekend was demanding, the best one so far and probably the last one done this winter. Although distance-wise it was very reasonable, only circa 16 km long, with the route chosen the climb started immediately, no time to get used to or to adjust the tempo. Heading from Kiry through a black route, the turn was taken to a red and at Przysłop Mietusi ultimately changed to a…

In love with Tatra mountains

One of the first winter walks this year in Polish Tatra mountains was nice and easy, can be easily made in up to 4 hours. Starting from Palenica Bialczanska parking, the blue path leads to Rusinowa Polana and subsequently green one to Gesia Szyja. Even though not as much seen as expected as weather decided to be quite moody, the walk, snow, peace and quiet was all worth it. Love Tatra mountains.

Royal Parks Half Marathon preparation – Support UNICEF

It has been quite some time since I posted my last update. It is not because nothing was happening, as I made a number of things happen in a so-called meantime – visited Vienna, London, Cromer, Metz, Nancy and amazing Polish Kashubia region, did Tatra mountains hiking and Nida river kayaking. There is one thing however that kept me busy and continues to keep me busy these days and months – the purpose I feel strongly about, which is much bigger than personal ambitions or desires. Since that purpose was set, there is nothing that counts more than to pursue…

BLS 4 Lessons Learnt

CONSISTENCY goes a long way. The whole goal of participating in the league was to prove myself that being consistent in the things that really matter is something I AM capable of doing. You know the feeling of unfinished book or a movie? It always made me thinking of myself as quitter, but once you aim to introduce a small change in your life and make it consistent it will bring about bigger changes. That is when transformation happens. COMPETITIVENESS is my second nature and its nothing to be ashamed of. Some people tend to look at it differently, that being…

Squash Challenge continued – BLS Krakow 

I have been motivated and demotivated like a dozen times even during one day.  Always thought it is external factor that influences my state – like reaction of a colleague at work, planning of a weekend that ends in failure, lack of enthusiasm waking up in the morning. Nothing more wrong – it is an attitude, peace of mind and nutrition that make a difference. As such no one else but you can influence that. The most important are baby steps, in everything one does. Small goals, small changes, in both approach and mindset, small decisions make big impact. Yesterday…

Squash challenge – week 3

Survived till week three! I must admit there has been no moments of doubt or discouragement from three months squash challenge and this is the time when I can in all honesty say I am proud of myself. In two weeks of regular exercising, which means either a good game of squash or 35 min on the bike fitness became a way of being, the body starts to miss it with even one day break. As a proper amateur I started with the same assumption as probably many others before me – considered running or jogging for good cardio. Usually for daily…