Yas Mall Indoor Run Race Report: Racing in COVID-19 Times

In recent months, we have been having some sporadic signs of going back to something that resembles normalcy, in Dubai, cinemas, bars, movie theatres and fitness facilities have been open for some time, and in Abu Dhabi, running races have resumed recently with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council launching a series of indoor mall runsContinue reading “Yas Mall Indoor Run Race Report: Racing in COVID-19 Times”

Common Questions About Working Out during COVID-19 in Dubai

Some of the recent restrictions that were introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been gradually relaxed or removed altogether (in Dubai), and as there has been a deluge of communications coming from various sources, some messages seem to have been missed/lost in the clutter. I noticed this whenever I share a workout onContinue reading “Common Questions About Working Out during COVID-19 in Dubai”

lululemon Global Running Day 5k Challenge and Competition

In uncertain and stressful times, running has always provided an escape, an invaluable channel to release stress and negative thoughts. Tomorrow (Wednesday June 3rd) is the Global Running Day, and to mark the occasion, lululemon Middle East are hosting a competition for UAE residents. As a lululemon ambassador, I will be gifting two outfits andContinue reading “lululemon Global Running Day 5k Challenge and Competition”

Keeping Fit and Sane During Quarantine

Listing some tips for keeping fit and sane that I’m trying to follow during the quarantine. Do you have any tips of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments! 1. Started using an app called Seven again. It has countless workouts that can be done at home without equipment (A chair andContinue reading “Keeping Fit and Sane During Quarantine”

2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Race Report

I took part and finished my fourteenth full marathon last weekend in Dubai. It was the third time for me to take part in the Dubai Marathon, and I completed the race with a new personal best (PB) time of 3:19:58, which is a PB of three minutes (The previous PB was 3:23 hours, setContinue reading “2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Race Report”

The 2020 Dubai Marathon – Should you run it?

The Dubai Marathon is around the corner, and there have been several conversations online and offline amongst runners about the race, so I thought I’d share my two cents on it. For established runners who are familiar with the race, you’re probably aware of where this is going. For new runners, this is not toContinue reading “The 2020 Dubai Marathon – Should you run it?”

Visualizing Palestine Needs You

I have been seeing Visualizing Palestine infographics online since they started eight years ago, and the work they do is remarkable in communicating the struggles of Palestinians, the injustices and the atrocities that happen very regularly back home. I signed up to become a paying VP member recently to support their initiatives, and they needContinue reading “Visualizing Palestine Needs You”

Race Report – Ironstar Indoor Triathlon – August 2019

Disclaimer: I am not a triathlete, although this was my third tri overall, and my second Ironstar Indoor Triathlon. I enjoy doing the occasional triathlon, and these races are quite good for me as I am a below average swimmer (I guess my level is at “I am happy I can float and move”). ThisContinue reading “Race Report – Ironstar Indoor Triathlon – August 2019”

#SharingJobs Moving to Telegram

If we’re connected online, you might have noticed from my social media feeds (particularly on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram stories) that I share job posts and vacancies on my social media pages for fun. Starting from this week, We (A group of friends and myself) will start broadcasting jobs on the Telegram Messenger via aContinue reading “#SharingJobs Moving to Telegram”

2019 Tokyo Marathon – Race Report

Some races leave you dejected and send you back to the drawing board, and other races are there to be destroyed. Tokyo was a bit of both. In a similar theme to the previous marathon (The one in Chicago in October 2018), there are pros and cons, there are ‘silver linings’ and ‘what ifs’. IContinue reading “2019 Tokyo Marathon – Race Report”