Running – a cure for all?

Two decades ago life has being much simpler and less stressy than it is in today’s time. I guess each Generation feels the same way that “the old” time was simpler and more easy to brake away from daily sometimes boring and monotone cycle. Not only is our new time more instant but all seems today more polarized.

As the instant society ask for immediate solutions to problems that can’t produce lasting results in such a short time, we amass unsolved problems. Over time those have piled up over our head where now some smartasses who thought of macro acting on every single matter of life. This has created huge amount of highly polarized and not seldom aggressive behavior. Those polarizations have created a sort of unhealthy extremism – Stress factor One. Continue reading


A rotten Run

I went running for nearly 12 Km in Amman today. I feel good! The down side of the run was to see how Jordanians are not taking care of their nature – or a bit more general – they don’t take care of their own living environment. I ran in a park with forest called Sport City and was appalled to see that much littering and destructions. The park itself is nice and offers much opportunities (and the only true opportunity in Amman) to run in a “natural” environment. But it seems that people do not appreciate this place. In some places the city itself is littered and so does Sport City. In the forest there is a track that nearly gives you 2 km per lap. If you run on the asphalt and go all around the inside perimeter you can make it to 3 km. If you combine all roads and take all loops you could increase your distance to 8 km (just a guess). Continue reading

Now also on Facebook

It looks that I can’t avoid it. So I setup a page on Facebook. If you like to join and chat with us on all sorts of topics that pertains to running, then you are most welcome. You can find the page “DuneBlog Running” here.

Tracking your Running


Have you ever wished to track your Running experiences? See  if your distance, elevation and speed are in sync with your intentions. You know that tracking such basic information opens up new opportunities as you then can see you average speed and total Kilometers run etc.


So how can you gather all those Data? First of all “you have to Run” 😉

Second, if you are the owner of a smart Smartphone that has a GPS integrated (well most smart Smartphones do) you can install a small nifty App that will help tracking your workout.


Sometimes back I found Sports-Tracker doing exactly this. On my Business Phone it runs just great and collects all I want. You can upload it instantly or once back at home. You can take pictures “a route” and time your Laps. While running you can see your current speed, distance and all those information that helps you adjust your pace.


Once your data are uploaded to Sports-Tracker, you then can share those workouts with your Network. As I am very new to Sports-Tracker myself, I so far didn’t upload anything but hope to do so by next month. But of what I can see what is going on within my Network I can tell you that this was the right choice for me to connect with.


So let’s see what the coming months are bring for me. I am already now nervously awaiting my first Track Upload. Happy Running and sharing …


Link: Sports-Tracker Homepage

Not written … but I run

I have not written for 6 weeks on my progress on running. Now don’t think I was lazy – I have being running! I was successful in creating a sort of rhythm and regularity and “en passant” even lost some weight. Last weeks I traveled to Amman, Jordan and had a rare pleasure; we had the opportunity in running four days long in the snow. Yes, you her it right – 4 days snow in Amman. Now don’t think when it snows here you have a nice powder, it is more like a spring snow (or corn snow). The third day we had a lot of water mixed in so that our feet have being through and through splashy.

About two weeks earlier I was visiting Prague and could run on ice. I truly love that as you have to develop a smooth running style with well measured foot push in order not to slip. What I notice is that when my body is warm but the cold is around my face I have much different mood and motion to be outside.

Now the winter seems over and I can focus on the dry and warm period.