Fall Run 2016

Sports

Hello!

Welcome to the last sports update post this summer. Well, it’s technically no longer summer, but, to me, the autumn doesn’t start until I leave for Scotland and that’s only happening on Tuesday.

Anyway, today’s entry is dedicated to another running event I participated in – in my native language, it’s called Azuolyno Begimas which loosely translate to Oak Grove Run (it is held in an Oak Grove park). This is the 4th running competition of this kind and it usually happens twice a year – at the beginning of autumn and at the start of spring.

All of the participants (around a thousand of them) could choose from a variety of distances. The professional runners or more athletic people were able to run 15km, 10km or 5km, while the beginner runners and amateurs could try their hand at a free 3km Fun Run. There were also special distances for pupils, kids, families, and pets with their owners.

This particular run was quite special and interesting because I did something that I’ve never done before – I ran two distances in a single day during the same event. I did the 10 km distance – wasn’t really happy with my time or the state of my legs and feet – and I also accompanied my aunt on her first ever run – we did the 3km together. The second run was much more pleasant – not only shorter and easier but way more enjoyable too – I liked helping my aunt achieve her own personal goal.

The weather for running was quite good – the temperature was around 15 degrees Celsius and it was quite cloudy, so the sun wasn’t shining into one’s eyes or adding any unnecessary heat and warmness. However, by the time I was finishing the 10k, it started to rain which wasn’t that great or comfortable, especially when running with glasses.

All of the runners received their runner’s numbers and commemorative wooden medals. The participant’s package also included a discount card for hummel sneakers, a free entry to a sports center, a month’s subscription to an online exercise platform, an energy drink and a pot of quickly preparable porridge.

Since I’m going back to Aberdeen in a few days, I will miss out on quite a few running events in my native country. In a few weeks, a memorial run organized by a local university will be held, while a week after that there will be a walking/hiking event. The first week of October would have been reserved for a charity run to raise awareness for breast cancer if I was still living in Lithuania. However, I’m excited to get back to the UK and to start a new year at university. I also hope to find some running events in my ‘other’ hometown.

Have a great week!

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Basketball match and #OOTD

Beauty&Fashion, Sports

Yesterday, me and my best friend went to a basketball match between our native city team “Zalgiris” and Madrid “Real” from the capital of Spain. This was the last match for our home team in the “Turkish Airlines Euroleague” championship. This year “Zalgiris” wasn’t playing so well, but surprisingly, they won against the royal Madrid “Real” club. The best player was Justin Dentmon , who scored 36 points for “Zalgiris“. In addition, Dentmon broke an all-time “Euroleague” record for most three-pointers in a season with 74. All in all, “Zalgiris” won the match 87-80. “Zalgiris” finished last in the Group F and Madrid “Real” – 2nd. The season in “Euroleague” for “Zalgiris” is over, but Spain’s team will meet defending champion “Olympiacos” Piraeus in the playoffs. This will be a rematch of last season’s final. I had a great time, the atmosphere was amazing, everybody were really pleasantly surprised, when “Zalgiris” won. We were all shouting, dancing, clapping and chanting.

Now on what I was wearing. After all, this is a fashion blog too:Image

Embellished Tiger Sweatshirt – “NewYorker”; Blue Plaid Collar shirt  – “H&M”; Leggings – “Reserved”; American Flag sneakers “NewYorker” . Bracelet – aunt’s gift from Turkey. (It’s a nazar stone that protest form the evil eye)                 *                        http://www.newyorker.de/en/fashion-lifestyle/  http://www.hm.com/us/

Moments from the game:
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