On running

Exercise and running in particular was not exactly my cup of tea when I was a youngster.


After a rather slow start I found running to be perhaps the best excersise for myself and a huge help in getting fitter as well as losing weight.

Now after having been an active runner for almost 8 years it is more a necessity to get out and enjoy the fresh air.


The capital region of Finland ie. Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa is excellent for runners and outdoors people because there are a lot of good running paths and you can choose between running seaside or in the forests.


Small details can be seen all around, whether in the scenery or in man made objects.


Snow and ice dominate the outdoors at the moment.



Some parts of the ice are open all year with the current being too fast.


Small bridges help to get from an island to another. And after such a nice run along the shores of the sea one can feel at peace and enjoy the feeling of having done something.


4 thoughts on “On running

  1. I am just getting into running- I’ve always been a treadmill person, but I just ran my first 5k and had a ball. I didn’t realize how much more interesting it is to run outside! I’ve run a couple times this week and the time and distance goes by a LOT faster than on a treadmill staring at the wall. How often and how far do you run?

    1. Hey, thanks for dropping by my page 🙂 I tend to run more in the three warmer seasons, usually 3-4 times a week. In the mid-winter it is more a upkeeping effort, just to stay at the level achieved. Usually 3 times a week when healthy. I additionally visit the gym a couple of times a week.

      My usual routine is to do two runs of around 8-10k in the week and a longer run is for the weekend. Last sundays run, which inspirded this post was a full 22k run. Mostly to see where my level is now and how hard I need to start running in the spring as snow thaws.

      My intention at this point is to run a half-marathon in May and possibly a full marathon in August. If I stay relatively healthy that is.

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