One of the best running belts.


I recently got myself a new running belt. I run with the excellent SPI belt but in some cases I just needed to carry more stuff so I looked around and found the Jurek Essentials Waist Pack by Ultimate Direction.

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A running belt should have 2 things to qualify for that limited spot in my running gear drawer…

  1. Enough space to carry the essentials, all of course depending on what essential is and that varies for a 10k run to a marathon. A race or a fun run.
  2. It should not bounce when running

The Jurek ticks the above and has a few extra features that make all the difference.

  • It weighs only 57g
  • Zipped sweat resistant pocket for a Phone (with case)
  • A second zipped pocket for the extra stuff I was talking about
  • Velcro pocket for keys, money and driving license.
  • Adjustable Race Bib clips

Comes in two colours, grey black for the serious look and citron teal for a more casual outing.

A- for the Jurek. If it only had a few gel loops…








The definition: When one has had disgusting amounts of food, usually after a bbq. The urge to go for a run is at its lowest but one does attempt it in order burn off some excess calories and quilt.

This type of running is not fun. The runner is aware of this and usually regrets it.

Other symptoms include much slower pace, heavy breathing and nausea.

Most common over the weekends.




I’m off for a run…


10k after work


I meant to go for a run yesterday but did not manage to fit it in so today just after work I went for a 10k run. Not a bad pace considering it was right after work and with a light lunch 6 hours ago.

But even with these excuses I feel I’m losing the training edge I had gained with the marathon. I was in top shape but with an average of one to two runs per week it seems I’m struggling to keep up.

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The gaps in-between the graph are traffic light stops…

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To pause or not to pause your timer at the traffic lights? This is the question.