unforeseen …… yet”in the program”

There is an old Greek proverb that says a second may bring upon more “trouble” than that of a whole year (or something to that effect)!!

Last Thursday, while running, and just when I was admiring the beautiful sunset and thinking how lucky I was to be living in such a blessed part of Athens;  by the sea, fresh air, “wide pavements” – it just took a milisecond for me to land head first into a gutter off one of those “wide pavements”!!! Continue reading

low-calorie frozen yoghurt

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our program for today

my first Marathon – part I

 

I knew right away once I had done my first half marathon that I was ready to do a marathon too!  Before that, running was just for my personal fun as I live by the beach and the beauty of running on the coastline always captivated me.

I had read many articles on other first time “offenders” and knew that I had to do it the  right way ….. that is with a personal trainer.  My choice of a coach could not have been a better one than Touma Bayoumi – amazing athlete and the best coach ever!!  I used to see him run and admired his running stride and when I met and spoke to him I saw what a wonderful person he was too.  He just makes things so easy and possible – he makes you believe and want to better yourself.

My training took four months – Touma and I decided that I would do my marathon in spring (in March specifically) so as not to suffer too much with training in the hot summer months.

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with my coach Touma Bayoumi

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