Author Archives: Pekka Hyysalo

Let’s RUN! (in English…;)

Yesterday I invited everyone to come running the FightBack Run, in Finnish… I wrote it in Finnish, because the majority of the participants shall most likely be Finns, and I wanted all of them to understand.

But of course… I want to invite you people from outside of Finland to run with me, as well! As I’ve already said, FightBack is a state of mind. You can have it, no matter where you are located at, physically

WE CAN DO IT!

WE CAN DO IT!

I will try to arrange it so, that people abroad may start to arrange the FightBack Runs, too, in the future. But for now, I’m going to tell you from the one happening the 6th of September, in my home town Turku. The registration is up there–>^on the right hand side. There’s the email address you may contact to, in case you want to join us, but don’t speak Finnish.

The path of the FightBack Run is 2,6 km.

The path of the FightBack Run is 2,6 km. People with disabilities, older people and the ones, who just can’t hike that long of a distance, can take the FightBack 260m tour.

Those were old pictures… I’ll give you some from today, of which I’m very proud of. I met an idol of mine, Saku Koivu. He’s a Fighter. He’d like to participate to the FightBack Run as well, but he has to return to the States next week, for his childrens schools’ beginning. He’ll definitely participate to one in the future, though… :)

To finish this post up… I got a new Friend today. He's the Ice-Hockey player, Saku Koivu. I gave him his FightBack-necklace, personally.

To finish this post up… let’s look at the pictures of my making the new Friend of today. He’s the Ice-Hockey player, Saku Koivu. I gave him his FightBack-necklace, personally.

Saku is an idol to me. He was playing Ice-Hockey in the NHL, got a cancer, fought it, won, and continued his career. Unbelievable. Respect.

Saku is an idol to me. He was playing Ice-Hockey in the NHL, got down with cancer, fought it, won, and continued his career. Unbelievable. Maximum Respect.

Nyt Juostaan!

Olemme vihdoin saaneet ilmottautumisen auki! Ilmoittautua voit(te) Tästä!

Minä itse en linkkiä osannut saada toimimaan, joten kaunis kiitos kuuluu heille, jotka systeemin loivat. Ite sen sijaan yritän oppia, parhaani mukaan… juoksemaan. Tulkaa tekin 6.9 joko juoksemaan 2,6 km, tai mikäli ette pysty juoksemaan, kävelemään 260 m. Tiedän kyllä, kuinka vaikeita ne ensi-askeleet ovat…

Oma lähtötilanteeni oli jokseenkin toivoton, mutta en luovuttanut. Tahdon jakaa edes osan  taistelutahdostani (tai sekopäisyydestäni…) teidän kanssanne!

Ehkäpä hienoin ele joka on tähän mennessä korviini kantautunut… on se, että TUTO tarjoaa liikuntarajoitteisillekin mahdollisuuden juosta! TUTO:n lätkä joukkue, siis tarjoaa kymmenelle liikuntarajoitteiselle apua FightBack Run:in juoksemisessa. Jos tämä ei ole hieno ele heiltä… niin mikä sitten on?! Olen itse erittäin ylpeä ollessani osa tätä. :)

Tässä on ensimmäinen reittimme! Tahdon tulevaisuudessa pitää tämän reitin vakiona, mutta lisätä matkoja myös oman juoksukykyni mukaan. Maratonin maaliviivaan asti!

Tässä on ensimmäinen reittimme! Tahdon tulevaisuudessa pitää tämän reitin vakiona, mutta lisätä matkoja myös oman juoksukykyni mukaan. Maratonin maaliviivaan asti!

Huomatkaa myös Scandic Julia:n järkkäämä hyväntekeväisyys-illallinen, josta mukaanne voi tarttua hyvän mielen ja hymyn lisäksi, vaikka mitä! ;) Enkä puhu nyt liikakiloista, FightBack Run:in tarkoitus on pikemminkin hankkiutua niistä eroon!

 

EDIT 1.) Kävin viimeksi noin 2 tuntia sitten hölkkäämässä Karikonlenkkiä Turun Urheilupuistossa. Olen päässyt tilanteeseen, jossa voin hölkötellä rentoa vauhtia lenkkejä. Tämä on melko raskasta, mutta TUNTUU MAHTAVALTA! Olen hieman lähempänä Maratonin maaliviivaa.

Problems

We tried to arrange it so, that the registration for the Run would’ve been open days ago… but it got delayed. Today morning we thought that, we would get it, but no… we didn’t. We will get the registration open on Monday. I know that it’s way later than what I was promising already on Monday, but I can’t say other than, that we’re all very sorry.

If we want to look at the bright side, I always want to… there’s time for me to learn before the Run. I have multiple problems in my running, but the one to which I want to really concentrate now, is that when I try to go faster, my whole body gets very agonistic. Which is not an ecological way to run, then again…

So now, I’ll just try to get released of my agony.

I didn't know back then, what kind of a hassle would it be to get the registration open...

I had no idea back then, what kind of a hassle would it be to get the registration open…

EVOLVEMENT!

I just came home from a running practice in Turun Urheilupuisto, I’m happy. I’m evolving almost as fast, as I’ve anticipated. Almost as fast… if you reach out for the Sun… the Moon isn’t too bad of a planet for a pitstop. I might be on the Moon now, so I’ve still got a LOOONG way to go.

The thing I needed to talk to you about, was the FightBack Run’s registration. The registration is still not open, even though I promised it for yesterday. I’m horribly sorry, but there’s really not much I could do. Now I’m being told, that it’ll open on Friday the 15th at ? o’clock. It will open, and then… I will shout.

But this didn’t help me dealing with my anxiousness, at all. I’m at least twice as anxious for the Run, as any of you! I should compress all my energy in training. OK… I’ll give it a try.

The route of the first FightBack Run is this. 2,6 km! We can do it!

The route of the first FightBack Run is this. 2,6 km! We can do it!

YES WE CAN!

YES WE CAN!

BOOOM!

We went to try wake boarding before vomiting. I didn't succeed. I'm going to try again. I'm going to succeed.

We went to try wake boarding last week. I didn’t succeed. I’m going to try again. I’m going to succeed.


And it’s on! I mean everyday, again… This summer was FUN, but I feel like now it came to a sudden end. Last weeks were the hottest I can recall, but now it’s raining. I guess it’s just good, but now I’m going to tell you about the time it didn’t rain.

You already heard about the premiere of the climax of this summer, Blockfest, which was amazing. What followed the Blockfest, then again… wasn’t even nice. Vomit. It started on Saturday night, for my girlfriend, who was with me at the Blockfest… and on monday night for me. It sucked. We most likely managed to get infected at the Blockfest, and the rest is history. It’s not too interesting though, and it’s nothing I want to talk about. Mainly cause, it’s definitely nothing you want to hear about!

On Wednesday I had an important photo shoot in Helsinki though, so that was the deadline, to stop the vomiting… I managed to stick to it and from 13.30 to 17.30, I was shooting, which led to a filming-thingy, for Lastenklinikoiden Kummit at 18.00. At somewhat 18.10 we were ready, and that was the day. I was done, but only for the day.

Me and maybe a bit more attractive models on the shoot...

Me and maybe a bit more attractive models on the shoot…

Uuh, I'm so pretty…

BUT! I tried to be as pretty, as possible… ;)

Fight Back against bullying.

Fight Back against bullying, Lastenklinikoiden Kummit.

The next day I went to try if I could workout again with Topi, and it on top of that, I spent some quality time with my manager-man Makke. Friday came and after shopping a bit for my Viivus, and visiting the PULP Agency for some advices for the upcoming weekend at Jurassicrock. I went to the car shop Veho at Vantaa, hopped on a NICE Citroen’s cabriolet and drove to Mikkeli. In Mikkeli we went to ROCK, at Jurassicrock, and the most exciting thing happened there. One of my personal favorite artists, the JVG, asked me to come on the stage with them. I went, had a blast and we all went Voitolla Yöhön after that…

My friend has a tiny apartment in HKI, but access to THIS roof!

My friend has a tiny apartment in HKI, but access to THIS roof!

Thursday's workout.

Thursday’s workout.


I like this kind of exchanges. On top is our car, which we left to Veho Vantaa… and down we're driving the cabriolet to Jurassicrock, where Citroen was presented.  Too bad that we had to give the cabriolet back, already...

I like this kind of exchanges. On top is our car, which we left to Veho Vantaa… and down we’re driving the cabriolet to Jurassicrock, where Citroen was presented. Too bad that we had to give the cabriolet back, already…

When we got there, I got to go on the stage with JVG!

When we got there, I got to go on the stage with JVG!


Except that we had to go to sleep. The boys had a really hectic schedule, and I had promised to go SUPping with my Viivus. We slept like 6,5 h, so definitely not enough… and next on, was SUPping. It is really really fun. For me it is, also a spectacular form of physical therapy, but for everyone… it’s FUN! Viivia fell in love with SUPping, as well, and we for sure are going to try it again, ASAP!
In the beginning.

In the beginning.

Me SUPping.

Me SUPping.

Me Stand-Up-Paddling.

Me Stand-Up-Paddling.

Gymming only at the gym, is for shallow minds...

Gymming only at the gym, is for shallow minds…

There we go!

I may’ve fallen down just once, or even twice, too…!

I wanted to go for a little swim, of course! Too...

I just wanted to go for a little swim, of course!

Romantic-ness is SUP.

Romantic-ness is SUP.


After the SUP action, we went to rock just for a moment and went to my Grannies’ cottage! We had so relaxing time there, yet again… and yesterday she went back to Espoo. I came home. Today then again… happened tomorrow’s post! It’s great, even I can’t wait!!!
Sunday morning at the cottage.

Sunday morning at the cottage.

A Blast

A blast was had, by me and most likely all of the other participants of the Bockfest 2014. It was so far definitely the best festival I’ve visited.

We drove there on Friday with Viivus. On Friday there were first a couple of Finnish artist, but the first to really pump UP the crowd, were Ruudolf, Karri Koira and Musta Barbaari. They threw an awesome show.

Karri Koiraa!

Karri Koiraa!


Now we go to Friday’s main performance, Snoop Dogg, AKA Snoop Lion… I wasn’t really that excited about Snoop’s concert before hand, cause I’m not really a fan of these new reggae tracks. How stoked was I, when majority of Snoop’s songs were from back in the days??!
Snoop Lion!

Snoop Lion!

-Really stoked…


He threw an amazing gig. To the Saturday…

We woke up at 9′ish and at 11 o’clock I hopped on a train to Helsinki for a Vivus ! I gave a few interviews there, met many friends, dropped the puck, and hopped on a train back to the Blockfest!

On Saturday it was the time for the Rick Ross! But first it was the gig of JVG, which turned out to be the best of the whole weekend. It was amazing! They brought again almost all of the Finnish rap artists together to the stage. It was truly great. Then it was Ross’s turn.

JVG brought this crew on stage.

JVG brought this crew on stage.

Me and Hockey boys, Siim Liivik and Mikael Granlund (we had a deep and meaningful discussion about ilmaveivi… first he was almost bored to talk about it, but I think I managed to get him to consider bringing it back!)

Me and Hockey boys, Siim Liivik and Mikael Granlund (we had a deep and meaningful discussion about ilmaveivi… first he was almost bored to talk about it, but I think I managed to get him to consider bringing it back!)

I had seen his gig once before, in Pori Jazz. And it’s the best one I had ever seen. It IS, because I didn’t like this one as much. This was good, just not AS good. But to the end I must say that, Blockfest is truly an amazing festival, and I’ll for sure head there next year, again!

I was this excited of Rick Ross, though...

I was this excited of Rick Ross, though…

I made some new friends, Siim Liivik, Jare and Mc Allis!

I got some new friends, Siim Liivik, Jare and Mc Allis! Ville Galle has been my man for ages (at least half an year…)

-An AWESOME weekend!

I Realized Something…

I almost got harried by all of the good things, which’ll happen on top of each other… and then – I took a pause. There is NOTHING for me to worry about right now. The Blockfest is coming up tomorrow, I get to see many of my favorite artists and… what’ll happen after Blockfest… just aren’t today’s worries.

My running feels better, even though it's been really warm!

My running feels better, even though it’s been really warm!

Everything is going super fine! And when you have this many good things coming up… even though they may be on top of each other, because of the tightness of my timetable… IT’S still just GREAT!

I’m gonna shut up now, and tweet and use Instagram efficiently during the weekend. Before the weekend though – I will go running tomorrow morning. I will jog the Karikonlenkki round and round, before we’ll drive to Tampere, and tomorrow night… the

Snoop Lion is ON!

Snoop Lion is ON!

AND on Saturday

RICK ROSS!

RICK ROSS!

Almost THERE!

July “THE holiday month” is coming into an end. This is bumming out the majority of the population, of course… but I then again, couldn’t be happier! The summertime has been just as full of training for me, as everyday. The only difference being, that other people are having their holidays, so it’s just me training by myself…

It has been great now! This is yesterday, 8pm, no clothes, no cold!

It has been great now! This is yesterday, 8pm, no clothes, no cold!


One of my holiday “work-gigs” was pressing a lottery button, live. This is my favorite photo of the night! Me and my Viivander! :)


One of the better new friends I've made this summer, Lulu. You just gotta love her!

One of the better new friends I’ve made this summer, Lulu. You just gotta love her!

But now… my coach is back from her holiday (which lasted whole WHOLE 2 weeks…) and I’m going to get back on doing everything else exciting, too!

There are many, many things, including the FightBack-, the Run, and the brand – things, but before all that… my holiday needs its crown. The crown is going to take place in Tampere, 01-02.08, so this weekend! The crown is called “The Blockfest“. I’m going there with an old buddy of mine and Viivander, of course.

She hasn’t been around too much lately, since just after she came back to Finland from Copenhagen, she went to Kirkkonummi, for a summer job… but I’m stoked to take her there with me!

But none’s interested about that… Then again I’m happy to tell you a little, what I’m really looking forward into, at the Blockfest! Pretty much all of my favorite Finnish artists are there, and Snoop Dogg. AKA Snoop Lion, nowadays… I guess. But my favorite artist there, is none other than Rick Ross, Da Boss. I’ve seen him live once before, and he was awesome. And I love his new music, too.

This is why I personally really want to see Snoop. He knew my first real rap idol.

This is why I personally really want to see Snoop. He knew my first real rap idol, 2pac, and was friends with him.. .

It's really interesting to see what kind of Lion has Snoop evolved into… I've heard it of course… but LIVE!

It’s really interesting to see what kind of a Lion has Snoop evolved into… I’ve heard it of course… but LIVE!

Rick Ross, the Boss. I really like his music.

This is Rick Ross, the Boss. I really like his music.

You can really see him going at it!

The Boss going at it!

The Best Kinda Victory!

It’s hot, Au – AUUU! Or if this isn’t hot, then it’s super warm. Like really, really warm. So warm, that it equals hot. Period. HOT.

We were in our Nauvo hood, or actually... it's my father's wife's… so ours.

This is our Nauvo hood, or actually… it’s my father’s wife’s… so it’s ours.


This wasn't purely just posing, but mostly.

I pushed up there yesterday. It wasn’t only posing, just mostly…


I was in Nauvo, Finnish archipelago yesterday, and it was hot there too. But it was really nice. I was just lazy the whole day, and we went sailing at six o’clock. It wasn’t too windy, we had a nice little summer-breeze.
I was on the rudder, observing the main sail very professionally...

I was on the rudder, observing the main sail very professionally…


My father gave us a ride back to my good old home. Early this morning.

Early this morning, my father gave us a ride back to my good old home… I like to be on sea!

Now I’m back in Turku and here… today was HOT. And rainy, but I got so hot before it started to rain, that I didn’t even notice it. It was only a refreshing kind of downpour. I came back here already, because I went running today. The meter in Turun Urheilupuisto showed 37 C° while I was running. My training today involved, opening my pelvis, warming myself up (stairs), warmup on track and running (400×3, 800×2, 1200 and 1600 m). After the second 400 meters, I thought “it’s SO hot in here… I can’t do this.”

Somewhere after the first 800 m, I guess… 36 C°, but it WAS 37!

Somewhere after the first 800 m, I guess… 36 C°, but it WAS 37! (I’m just a bit sweaty there… don’t worry, before it started to rain, I got really sweaty!)

Then I thought that, “just a few more laps.” And in the middle of the 1600 m, I knew that, it’s here. It was only a mental thing, again. If I’ve learned something during this Fight Back of mine, it is that really often it comes down just to the power of will. For me of course, it’s more than that. There is the public pressure, “what’ll happen if I CAN NOT cross the finish line?!” I don’t know if anyone else thinks that, I’d be embarrass myself if I can’t do this, but I think so. And it gives me power… the fear of failure. I just kept running, and after doing the 4 laps to the end, it started to rain… and I went swimming. Now I must stretch.

And it started to rain.

And it started to rain.

I don’t like that hot temperatures when I’m training, but I won… I could beat myself. It’s the best kind of victory! At least today it felt like it…

My “Holiday” Is Filled With…

Running – and as the greatest surprise to everyone – gym, swimming and all kinds of stuff. Not blogging though, just all kinds of nice and active things to do!

But am I not blogging right NOW?! Yes, I am, you are very correct. I just wanted to say “Hi”, to all of you, and to tell a bit what keeps me busy now. And in my right mind.

You may be wondering how can I call this a “holiday”, if I just keep training as everyday… I’m glad that you noticed my activity, but just the training – part, is like everyday. And to that, I get to put all of my energy! It also makes me better. And that’s the way I like to spend my holiday, evolving.

I may’ve done some record on Tuesday, but today’s session was way better in my opinion. It was really hot, the practice was 3 x 400 m – 2 x 800 m – 1200 m and 1600 m. In the mid way of the 1600 m, I got the feeling that “I don’t have the strength anymore!” I knew I had it, it was just some mental thing…

“You can NOT be like THAT!” – I said to myself. You’ve got a Marathon to run, for God’s sakes…

So I just ran the 1600 m, and decided never to doubt my strength again.

I – SEE – THE – FINISH - LINE.

I – SEE – THE – FINISH – LINE.