12/12 bootcamp

So – this is it. I survived :) Managed to go to 10 of 12 sessions – which means my colleague Mirek lost the bet and he owes me a bottle of champagne! My knee doesn’t feel very comfortable, but as for the rest – it was a great excersise, both in terms of getting in shape and showing the will to last till the end (which I can’t really say about Eliška who gave up realizing this is not her cup of tea). Anyway, if I shall sum it all up, I’m glad I went for it. I enjoyed … Celý článek

11/12 bootcamp

Really briefly this time – too much stuff to sort out at work today – even though on Mon evening I felt like my knees hurt so much I couldn’t make it for the stairs (almost), I haven’t canceled yesterday badminton match for the evening. And that was a good decision – it was a great match (and I also won 3:1)! To make things worse, I kinda couldn’t get myself to sleep, so after less than 4 hours I felt bit tired for today. Michal fortunately didn’t make us run, we rather focused on coordination and stretching, and it … Celý článek

10/12 bootcamp

Uff, today I can just say – this was probably the longest run for me – in my life ;) Lenka came and told us that it’s all about running today, you can check the map (Google Maps don’t have every path, so it is not perfect, but good enough for you to have an idea). I’m quite sure it was more than 8 km. Eliška and Míra didn’t make it today…   Dnes jen velmi stručně: asi nejdelší běh v mém životě, zvládl jsem to relativně se ctí ;) Lenka přišla, řekla „výběh“ a už jsme valili směr zoo. Však se můžete mrknout … Celý článek

9/12 bootcamp

OK, with a day delay – I was the only of us four who made it yesterday for bootcamp! still going for 10 of 12 sessions :) this time with Petr, a bit more running (actually, I wonder when or whether I ran such length at once without stopping – though it was probably just a few miles)… It started to rain, but just mildly, worse point was that I did something wrong to my back – and now it actually hurts :( anyway, next week is the last one – but I want to continue with some sport activities … Celý článek

8/12 bootcamp

Oh yeah. You might wonder where is the 6th and 7th part? Well, I wasn’t there. On Good Friday the effects of previous day (we call it Green Thursday) were just a bit too brutal for me to get up. What happened? Brno is to be blamed since our brewery Starobrno started some time ago a tradition of delivering special „green beer“ on Green Thursday. Plus I have had girls from Couchsurfing staying with me and so on… And on Monday, I was of course in Brno myself, still, the training wasn’t canceled (but just one girl came). So today … Celý článek

5/12 bootcamp

So almost in the half of the whole thing – today it was the first time we haven’t had Lenka as our couch, but Michal was responsible :) I must say that I really like both Lenka and Michal, since they not only know very well, what are they doing, but they are very nice people who genuinly care about us, help us progress and adjust the exercices as they see how we struggle. Really nice mix of running and exercices this morning, with a kitschy sunrise over beautiful park of Stromovka. Míra didn’t made it – a pity, since … Celý článek

4/12 bootcamp

So I realized today, that I will at least once miss a lesson. Next Mon is Easter Monday, I won’t be in Prague and as non-member, I can’t go to training in Brno… and the question is, what about next Friday, since I have a course to teach in Brno… I will have to think about it :) anyway, today it has been the full crew (I guess 14 people, which is said to be maximum number per one couch). A little bit more running for the start and then the main activity were „hills“ – two (not very steep) … Celý článek

3/12 bootcamp

ok, so this time I got to sleep at 1 AM, but managed to be on time for the training… Eliška and Lukáš didn’t come at all and Jarda was late ;) after a bit of running and stretching we got to circle training – three rounds of eight different exercises, each for 25 seconds. I must say I was even surprised when it was over – the time went really fast. Míra didn’t take his phone with him, so just two pictures of us in original Bootcamps t-shirts we have received after the training :) po včerejším team-buildingu na motokárách … Celý článek

2/12 bootcamp

Second day of Bootcamp. Yesterday I felt almost every single muscle (including those you generally keep forgetting). Woke up (went to sleep before midnite as a responsible guy), got there quite afraid – when running for the tram I got the feeling I’m done with running for today! To our surprise, Lenka, our Mon and Fri couch was there and not Michal who was supposed to lead Wed. This time I was joined not only by Eliška, but also Míra, Jarda and Lukáš! Míra and Jarda were eager to start – but in the end they realized they have to plan tactically, … Celý článek

1/12 bootcamp

Bootcamp. First day. Had a good start since Laďka stayed with me in Prague the night before and so I have someone to wake me up and cheer me up :) got to the place (on time!), Eliška was there, Míra not! What a loser – to miss the first day! (so no photos included.) We have had some running and exercises. By the end after a few sprints I have had enough. Still – could have been worse I guess (and it will be worse)… Anyway, first step has been made, eleven to go. Bootcamp. První den. Díky tomu, … Celý článek

Jo Nesbø – Nemesis (Sorgenfri)

Kniha Zlín udělala docela netradiční a ojedinělý krok, když nabídla blogerům a internautům možnost získat knihu zdarma – reading copy – výměnou za recenzi v sociálních sítích. Sám tento fakt vyvolá možná zdvižená obočí – co z toho mají, nějaký bloger… Hned na úvod mohu říct: Jo Nesbø a jeho kniha Nemesis se mi opravdu líbí! Kniha Zlín (Czech publishing house) prepared quite an untypical promotion in our country – reading copies for bloggers. I got my hands on Czech translation of Jo Nesbø’s book Nemesis before it hits the shops. And I was supposed to write a review, which you find below – … Celý článek

Schweppes Facebook app to hack your profile / Schweppes má novou aplikaci na vytuněný FB profil

Not long ago, there appeared some articles about creative ways how to refresh your Facebook profile (if you have switched to the new version), you can check it e.g. on Mashable: More new Facebook profiles. Still, this ain’t easy for a normal Joe, so guys in Super Social agency in Amsterdam created an Schweppes profile app (so you have to become Schweppes fan), that allows to do the trick to anyone capable of uploading a photo :) I tried it myself, and I’m pretty happy about the result… Nedávno jste mohli narazit na články o tom, jak si „vytunit“ profilovku, … Celý článek

TEDx Prague

better late than never, right? due to the amount of the text, this time I leave this in Czech only. sorry about it. you can at least visit the English version of TEDx Prague website. opožděná reportáž z TEDx Prague – bylo to skvělé, díky organizátorům, vystupujícím a vůbec všem :)

s kamarády na ostrově st. martin v karibiku

abyste nám mohli skutečně závidět, posíláme nějaké fotky. fotil vesměs míra buchta, občas někdo jiný – ale kredit za fotky z maho beach má on :) fotky jsou od nás z vily, z maho beach a poslední pak z motýlí farmy (kde byla jen polovina naší výpravy, já v rámci té druhé byl zase na pevnosti Fort Louis v hlavním městě francouzské části)… další vychytávky dodáme časem… :D See the full gallery on Posterous

old fashioned spam / spam v nové – klasické variantě

I guess we are all accustomed to the fact we receive a lot of spam all the time (btw. do you know that spam is actually canned beef and the usage of the word in the new context is derived from Monty Pythons?). Gmail does the job so you normally don’t care. But recently we have got a special delivery – a letter with a typical scam scheme – but you know, a paper letter, in an envelope from Tanzania. I know this had been the original way, so it’s actually kind of „back to the roots“, but I haven’t heard … Celý článek