the art of travelling / umění cestovat (2) – o zvídavosti & vznešenosti

The Art of Travelling – this time my notes are only in Czech. If you are interested about the book or writer, you might check out a review by Danny Yee. — Umění cestovat. Nesouvislé poznámky ke knize Alaina de Bottona a červencové výpravě do Dánska a na Island. Tak trochu jiná recenze. Část druhá.

the art of travelling – iceland / umění cestovat – island (1)

The Art of Travelling – this time my notes are only in Czech. If you are interested about the book or writer, check his page: http://www.alaindebotton.com – if you are interested about my travels around Iceland, at least there is a photo gallery on Laďka’s Picasa. — Umění cestovat. Nesouvislé poznámky ke knize Alaina de Bottona a červencové výpravě do Dánska a na Island. Tak trochu jiná recenze. Část první.

:: i wish i was a kranfahrer

dlužím to sám sobě: až se budu zpětně dívat, jak vypadal můj život, rok 2010 bude snadné na blogu přečíst rychle. ale přitom si nemyslím, že bych neměl co říct a už vůbec ne, že bych se nudil a nic se nedělo. tenhle příspěvek už víc než měsíc upravuju, doplňuju a pořád jsem ho nemohl publikovat. tak už… na co nechci zapomenout: 1) cestování na přelomu listopadu a prosince jsme ve velmi speciální sestavě odletěli přes Paříž do Karibiku. v Praze na letišti poslední brčko na cestu, začínalo právě sněžit a já se z kocoviny po Křišťálové lupě (nebylo to … Celý článek

cleaning up / uklízení

last weekend I took part in cleaning up the old stuff – after my grandparents. they left us in 2003, but to this day, their bedroom was like a storage house full of crazy things. my grandpa, Emil Stehlík, was a great man – a protestant priest, he studied in Strasbourg and Edinburgh and we found all the pictures, diplomas and stuff. today Laďka helped me to do a bit of a clean up in Prague, and I also showed her a poem I found among that old stuff last week – no idea how it ended up among my … Celý článek

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