February update

I decided to order skating dress from Thuono and I have to say it was right. The dress is super warm so I don’t need to wear many layers anymore. The only thing it is made as a body, so if you need to go to the restroom that would be a problem.

I was advised to buy L size because of the length and still, despite I am not a tall person, I feel a kind of short in the shoulders inside the dress. I wish it would be longer.


I had long flue and after flue recovery. I lost more than one month in total. Finally I feel I am as healthy as I was before the flue. But unfortunately I am not as strong as I was what makes me quite sad.

February is here and its windy. I gained few kilos this winter and started 100% protein diet for two days today, then I am going to continue with high protein meal plan to be ready for the spring.

My garden is starting blooming. I have many plans to grow veggies this year. I will keep it updated soon. I propagate a lot of seeds at the moment. Asparagus, 7 kinds of tomatoes, melon cantaloupe which I bought in CA this summer (see below),


4 types of basil (2 of them are Thai for my curries) and normal for pesto and tomatoes.


And my baby girl was eight this month.


TOP 10 What I Did In New York This Summer #4

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s New York

While I was lying in a bed after a surgery I tried to entertain myself different ways. Many hours were spent surfing in the Internet regarding my upcoming USA trip.

Once I was boring, looking through some photo shoots and found an old picture from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” film. I had added “to have breakfast at Tiffany’s” in my NY to do list. Then when I came up with the details I found that there was no right café for the breakfast and if I really wanted to follow Audrey Hepburn heroine I had to come to 5th Avenue with a sandwich and coffee.

“Not bad idea!” – I thought. I decided to make a modern casual style of Audrey. To tell the truth, I had an idea to make my hair done but I did run this day very early morning and I was so short on time that I had to quit. I wore all black except the white Nike running shoes. Yes, modern Audrey in Manhattan would have worn running shoes definitely and we went out. The weather wasn’t nice but we had a lot of fun posing in front of Tiffani store on 5th Ave. Then we came in, tried out some earring, bought nothing and went to explore Waldorf. I will tell you about it soon.


#2 TOP 10 What I Did In New York This SummerExploring The High Line  – most original urban park in America
#1 of TOP 10 What I Did in New York This Summer – sunrise on Manhattan’s fire escapes stairs
TOP 10 What I Did In New York This Summer #3 – One  World Observatory (opened 29th of May 2015)

An Interview With My Former Coach in Prague

I have been in love with running for a long time, but all my attempts failed due to one simple reason: I did not own proper shoes. I had shabby ones, which were not good even for walking, then I had „proper“ ones, but nobody told me, that you have to buy shoes one size bigger for running. I ran and had calluses and every attempt had to stop. I read a lot about running and came to a conclusion to try minimalistic shoes. I got much better with them; so then I went to a local triathlon store for a new pair and for the  pronation/supination test. There I met Marcel for the first time. He was friendly, but he was very skeptical about this minimalistic trend. I bought a pair of New Balance road shoes, in spite of all advice Marcel gave me and went to France for three months.

Later on, after I returned, I came again to the store. We talked about training for an Ironman 70.3 and, because Marcel was an experienced coach, I decided to train with him.

But life was changeable for me and after few month I found that I was pregnant with my second baby and I took a break, but we have been friends since that time.


Marcel is a personal trainer for runners and triathletes. Also, he runs “Runpremio” sport store in Prague, where he and his team are ready to help people to make the right choice about sport equipment.

I asked him for a short interview about his career and how all that started for my blog and for my friends who are in this sport.


_DSC6926Tell me about your racing period and your best achievements.

During my active racing years I had an opportunity to work with successful coaches and experts in running technics, nutritionists and psychologists, who are also important in long races such an Ironman. Through that, I achieved good results in half marathon (1:17), marathon (2:47), Ironman (9:33).

 I know that you were a pacemaker in Prague Marathon. Could you tell about this experience?

I first encountered a pacemaker during my first race at Prague HM. I felt just one minute behind a 1:30 pacemaker. During the last 4 km he did an unbelievable sprint, so I was fairly disappointed. Two years later I was a 1:30 pacemaker on the same race and I did it exactly as instructed: 4:16 min/km. Then I was a pacemaker at Prague Marathon several times and the last time I was a 3:00 pacemaker at Prague International Marathon, which got gold label that year, the first gold label for a race in Czech Republic.

Once I had more and more clients, I decided to create unique conditions for them and since then I was a personal pacemaker for my clients, especially for their first races. Clients had a full service with immediate supply of water, nutrition and psychological support. This year I was a pacemaker at the marathon for a woman, who finished as the fourth Czech woman.


 I am very interested to learn about your experience with Asics. Can you tell me how it works?

Running expert is a person, who presents his country at special meetings, where we evaluate pros and cons of new running collections and decide whether to accept or decline them for future seasons.. I went to a meeting in Amsterdam from Asics and in South Korea from Adidas. There were about 40-70 people from different countries, who were recruited by personal trainers, top sellers and sportsmen. It is always interesting to find out what trend is popular in which country, what their specialists recommend and how is running developing there. I mean, while in some countries minimalism is only a starting trend, in others – they are back to cushioning shoes. And of course, it is an honor for everyone to be there and take part in developing and testing running shoes, which are going to sell the next years.

Old style exercices rock!

I looked back to school PE time and found how many useful exercises we had to do. But that time, as far as I remembered, I had hated them and thought ¨That sucks!¨ I really really did not understand why we should do that boring and confusing stuff.

Now I think that PE education has to start from theory, even in school, even for 6 years olds. We all do better, when understand a process. Doing something without understanding even for small children cannot be as useful as when they are involved. So, I do remember old school this spring.