Fridakjartans (Street Articles Author)
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My Weekend Runs
This is just another weekend. An ordinary winter weekend with all kinds of weather, a few things I have to do and a generous amount of free time. I am sitting here by my computer early Sunday morning. I just had some breakfast, my usual corn flakes with milk, some…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 04, 2012  
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Ultrarunning Part One
A few years ago a running buddy of mine held a lecture for the running group. He talked about ultra running and showed some pictures from UTMB, the Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc. It is a race around the Mont-Blanc massif in France, Italy and Switzerland with several high passes and about…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 03, 2012  
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What is Energy?
Energy is a word one often hears. People say they get energy from all sorts of things and sometimes I must admit that I am not sure what they mean. There aren't many calories in vegetables, but I often hear someone say he/she gets energy from eating a lot of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 26, 2012  
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Today's Run
The run today was amazing. There was freshly fallen snow, the sun was shining and the temperature had risen to +5°C which is quite pleasant. I decided to see if my favourite summer route was passable. It is mostly on tracks and paths in a rough terrain south of town.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 25, 2012  
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More About Goals
What, how and when What do you want, how are you going to get it and when are you going to get it. It isn't enough to say you want some... you have to say how much you want. If you want to lose weight you have to say how…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 21, 2012  
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Running With A Dog
Once I had a dog. In fact the dog played a pretty big role in getting me out of the sofa and out on to the streets each and every morning. It was a border-collie, clever and playful. Poor dog had a very nervous nature and was afraid of all…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 20, 2012  
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My First Marathon
I ran my first marathon in Reykjavik 2007. It was my new years resolution that year and I had been telling everybody about it. I was careful to make sure there would be no way out. The year before I ran a half marathon, but it was different then because…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 20, 2012  
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Positive Effects Of Running
There are many side effects of running that are positive and maybe somehow unexpected. The muscles all over the body get strengthened and some find it far easier to flag the sixpack we all have there somewhere under the fat layers on our stomach. Physical and psychological health issues tend…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 19, 2012  
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The Dark Side Of Running
Life isn't always easy. Running can be really hard when every muscle of your body aches, the knees, hips, ankles and all other joints scream, your stomach aches, you want to throw up or need a toilet desperately, your hands swell, your face gets bright red, you sweat like a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 18, 2012  
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Interesting Hobby
Today I was attending a lecture on Icelandic grammar at the University of Akureyri. The teacher was talking about something he obviously found very interesting and he had no difficulty keeping our attention because he was so excited about this himself. Then, suddenly one of the students asked if the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 17, 2012  
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