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”

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”

2018 Paris Marathon – Race Report

Ooh la la! What a finale to the season! About a week ago, I ran my 11th full marathon, which was in the French capital.  while it did not go entirely according to plan, I still came out of it with a memorable experience and a new personal best time (AKA a PB) of 3:27:51,Continue reading “2018 Paris Marathon – Race Report”

Race Report – IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017

Race: IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017 Location: Hatta, starting from the JA Hatta Fort Hotel Date: Friday March 10, 2017 Distances: 2.5k, 5k, 10k and half marathon Personal rating: 9/10 I have been enjoying this running season in the UAE, as I am not training for a full spring marathon, which means my weekendsContinue reading “Race Report – IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017”

Short Book Review – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Just finished reading this book (The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell), was an intriguing read. Thanks Nadim Bardawil for recommending it!   The book talks about human psychology and how certain trends start. Some interesting examples included: How the struggling Hush Puppy shoe brand faced dwindling revenues, before a reemergence in the mid 90’s thanksContinue reading “Short Book Review – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell”

Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool: New Season, Same Problems

Watching Liverpool’s first Premier League game earlier today was reminiscent of the Liverpool of 2013/2014 in so many ways. Where do we start? The calamitous defending? The sensational Coutinho goal coming against the run of play? Feeling that the three points are in the bag only for the team to concede a couple of softContinue reading “Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool: New Season, Same Problems”

Recapping my Experience at the Dead Sea Marathon (My first full marathon)

On April 5, 2013 I successfully completed my first full marathon in Jordan (All 42.2 kilometres of it!). The run was from the outskirts of the city from an area called Marj Al Hamam (Which has a naughty meaning in Arabic if you literally translate it) all the way to the Dead Sea (Hence itContinue reading “Recapping my Experience at the Dead Sea Marathon (My first full marathon)”

My Review: Nokia Lumia 920 #SwitchToLumia

Nokia Lumia 920 review I don’t know how to start this off, but here goes- The guys at Nokia UAE have been giving Nokia Lumia 920 mobile phones to users in the country to test the device for two weeks and to give their feedback about it and review it. I was asked if IContinue reading “My Review: Nokia Lumia 920 #SwitchToLumia”