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Positivity ROCKS!

I feel shamed for myself. Yesterday my phone dropped out of my pocket as I was pedaling to the photo shoot with Michael Monroe. Once I got home and figured out, that I don’t have my phone here either, I panicked. It was no fun. Everything I had in my schedule for the next few days, so tens of things… felt to have been lost all of a sudden. I went to sleep, feeling myself angry, and quite naked.

This morning, then again, I woke up happy. I remembered the phone episode, I had flipped out for my operator for not opening up my SIM card, which was shut down, just because of my own wish… But we couldn’t call the phone. We were powerless. If the founder wanted to return it honestly, we couldn’t call him. Everything felt to be collapsing… Until, I remembered, it’s just a phone. Not a matter of life and death, a PHONE. My operator DNA had read my Tweets of this matter, and they wanted to help. They re-opened up my SIM again, and my mom called my phone… the founder picked up.

He was ready to return the phone, for a reward of 10 €! We gave him 20, and this feels amazing! Not the fact, that I regained the possession of my phone, but the fact that, as soon as I woke up and quit being too negative, everything worked out! That must be the power of positive thoughts. Really, when you just spread positive vibes, good things will happen.

I needed this. I had gotten too serious under all these work tasks… way too serious. Now I will just let the thing, why I’m liked at the first place, my smile and positivity, ROCK!

Yesterday's best part. I'm honored. Michael is a Boss!

Yesterday’s best part. I’m honored. Michael is a Boss!



Photo with Michael Monroe.

Photo with Michael Monroe.

I’m on mute. I would’ve published that^ photo in Instagram otherwise… but my smartphone fell out of my pocket as I drove to take it. I would tell you in detail, how good of a guy Michael was, but I’m a bit stressed cause of the phone thing…



Valitettavasti en tällä kertaa voi täyttää pyyntöänne. :/ Kalenterini on todella täysi, ja minun pitää jättää aikaa kuntoutumiselleni. Päiväni täyttyvät vielä kuitenkin pääosin itseni kuntouttamisesta. Se on tällä hetkellä tärkein työni.

-Näin olen joutunut viime aikoina vastaamaan moniin-, aivan liian moniin pyyntöihin… Vaikka pyynnöt ovat lähes kaikki olleet mielenkiintoisia, jotka toteuttaisinkin erittäin mielelläni. Minulle on hiljattain alkanut käymään selväksi etten ehkä… olekaan supermies. VÄLTTÄMÄTTÄ!

– Ymmärrän, että ajatus voi kuulostaa teistäkin uskomattomalta. Tämänhetkinen tilanteeni kuitenkin on niin siisti, että duunia olisi jopa niin paljon, että jopa minä, joudun jättämään väliin myös monia asioita, joita tahtoisin tehdä!

Termillä “Duuni”, viittaan kaikkeen. Pelkistetysti “FightBack”:iini, eli omaan kuntoutukseeni, esiintymisiin siellä sun täällä, puheisiin, haastatteluihin, jne. ja niin joo, vielä ne kirja-asiat… tähän kaiken päälle! :D

Yritän parhaani mukaan suoriutua kaikesta, niin hyvin kuin pystyn, sekä informoida teitä lähes kaikesta! Kaikista asioista, paitsi yllätyksistä. Yllätyksiäkin TOTTAKAI, on tiedossa! ;) Muutenhan elämä kävisi tylsäksi. Onneksi minulla kuitenkin on TIIMINI, TEAMFIGHTBACK-, joka auttaa minua selviämään kaikesta. Duunia lienee kuitenkin riittävästi… ;)

Tässä on kuva päivän ensimmäisestä kokouksesta. Sillä aikaa taapahtumaan on vielä lähes vuosi, ehdimme istua alas vielä usein!

Tässä on kuva ensimmäisestä ensi-vuoden juoksua koskevasta kokouksesta. Sillä tapahtumaan on aikaa vielä lähes vuosi, ehdimme istua alas vielä useasti!

Sorry for all the English speaking readers, this was a post of all the work I’ve got to do, and I’ve got a lot of it! So much, that I won’t translate it this time… ;)




I’m driving myself crazy. I need to get some things to do. This whining to you about how bored am I, is like the high point of my day… well, at least the second highest top ten!

I’ve been crying to my coach about this “taking it easy”, too… He just said that: “this is a part of the sport…” “sucks, I know, but just wait.” “Just a few weeks, and you’re good to go… but you can do opening exercises now.”

I’ve done those. Stretching and some a bit more active moves, like the ones with a stick.

And not with just any kind of a stick, with a GYMSTICK.

And not with just any kind of a stick, with a GYMSTICK.

But those exercises don’t make me tired, tired enough to dodge getting bored. Just like running makes me. I can’t wat to get to make myself exhausted!

Attitude Problems!

It’s really rainy outside, but… I’m not gonna cry to you about it! What I am going to do, then again… is to talk to you about the things I like. They are way nicer things, than the rain!

At first I’ll try to tell you about my day, which IS THE RAIN, and that’s enough about that. In a nut shell, nothing has changed. I went for a jog last Saturday and it was still rougher than usually, so I’ve gotta take it easy for a while longer. My main man, coach Topi said that, this sometimes happens to athletes. After a peak in their condition, usually after an important competition or something, they have gone all out and need to rest. I can’t really consider myself as an athlete anymore, but I did go all out, so I’ve gotta rest. 

But… I want to do stuff! That’s my attitude problem. I can’t just lay down and take it easy, even if I should.

I’m rather doing all kinds of nice things, on daily basis! :P Right now, for instance, I’m competing with Robin Packalen, Jethro Rosted, Juhani Tamminen, and a few others, of who of us is going to get a star of his own to Turun Veistämöntori! You can vote here:

I’m not doing anything in the election process, except telling you about it. Yesterday I did something, something nice, and in my own opinion… something kind of funny! We “played” a little agility with my girlfriend’s friend’s agility track in Parainen. Viivus has been really talented in agility and she still can understand the dogs, in a way which just blows my mind… so that’s what we did. Even I ended up getting a few new friends, myself!

His name is Önne, a really chill kind of a dog! He doesn't do agility.

His name is Önne, a really chill kind of a dog! He doesn’t do agility.

This fella Sinko (Bazooka...) then again rocked agility like the old master he is!

This fella Sinko (Bazooka…) then again rocked agility like the old master he is!

The dogs’ owner Noora, is the founder of

Valio Riisuttu Valinta


Tämä on Riisuttu Valinta, juotava rahka.

Tämä on Valion Riisuttu Valinta, juotava rahka.

Viikot sen kuin vierivät, ja vihdoin aion minäkin saada itsestäni ulos, jotain Valion uuteen rahkajuomaan liittyen. Sain kutsun elokuun alussa järjestettyihin Valion kuvauksiin, jonne oli lisäkseni tulossa kuulemma jotain nättejä bloggaaja tyttöjä (Oona Tolppanen, Steffit ja Nata…)

Minua eivät onnellisen parisuhteeni puolesta niinkään kiinnostaneet toiset tytöt, vaan Valion uusi tuote. Se kiinnostaa vieläkin, ja myönnettäköön, että nimensä saaminen samaan listaan Valion entuudestaan tuttujen mallien, kuten Teemu Selänteen sekä Kiira Korven kanssa, toimi kivana plussana…

Kuvauksiin kutsutut bloggaaja tytöt, ja minä… olemme kaikki urheilullisia. Rakastamme… ainakin minä rakastan omaa kehoani/kehoamme, ja siitä Valion uudessa tuotteessa on kyse. Välipalajuoma, jonka avulla voit “riisua” vartalosi siihen kuntoon, että olet siihen tyytyväinen.

Riisuttu valinta

Riisuttu valinta / Samuli Karala

Omalta osaltani kuvaukset sujuivat helposti. Olen myös melko tyytyväinen vartalooni. Sillä välin kun tytöt joutuivat riisumaan itsensä täysin alasti, minun ei tarvinut riisua kuin paita.

I’ll Get Better – I’ll Fight Back!

I’m still feeling a bit down after the flu. I know that, running the FightBack Run as fast as possible, on flu… might not have been the smartest thing for me to do. I wasn’t healthy, for God’s sakes! But I finished it. So after it, on last weeks Saturday, all was good with the World again. Except that…

My flu kept on getting worse. My fever rose a bit right after I finished the Run, but as it settled down in a few hours or so, I thought I’ was all good. I was told to take a few days off, so I did. I rested three days, after which I went to the gym. I was still a bit on flu, but it wasn’t nearly that bad.

Until on Thursday morning I went for a jog. It wasn’t as bad as on Saturday, I mean, but I didn’t run nearly as vigorously. I just jogged, and ended up feeling weak? Finally that, made me to realize that “I’ve need to rest, really…”

Since then, my life has been hard. This may sound like a paradise for some of you, just resting and doing nothing, but it’s not. It’s very boring. The only sensible thing I get to do, is eating vitamins and maybe do some easy exercise, like walking outside in warm clothing. So boring, but I want to win this flu and to be able to some awesome air kicks again!

P.S. I almost shared some photos of trying to be cool and taking it easy, but since it’s not possible, I won’t!

Me Juostiin! – WE RAN!

Pidin puheen ennen lähtöä.

Pidin puheen ennen lähtöä.

Koska ensimmäisen FightBack Runin kaikki? osannottajat olivat suomenkielisiä, myös postaukseni tulee suomeksi. Ainakin pääosin. Eilinen oli mahtava päivä. Kohdaltani todella raskas, mutta erittäin mahtava! Pystyin puristamaan itsestäni kaiken pihalle, paitsi kyyneleet. No okei… saattoi minulla pari tippaakin käydä linssissä ;)

Lähinnä kuitenkin vain hikeä, sekä oksennusta… :)

Alkupäässä vedin letkaa innokkaana!

Alkupäässä vedin letkaa innokkaana!

Katsokaa mikä porukka!

Katsokaa mikä porukka!

Itse juoksumatkan ei olisi pitänyt olla minulle tosiaankaan noin paha. Ei edes, vaikka lähdin juoksemaan rajojeni ulkopuolella. Tuolta ylhäältä RUN- otsikon alta löydätte koko juoksuni nauhalta… :) Kiitos kaikille osanottajille, ensi vuonna vedetään tuplat! Silloin en ota mitään edeltävälle viikolle, enkä oksenna (toivottavasti, ei takuita…) :)



Noin 20 min. maaliintulon jälkeen oloni oli, hieman hapokas...

Noin 20 min. maaliintulon jälkeen oloni oli, hieman hapokas…

Iso-tätini Anja oli myös mukana, tämäkös minut saa ylpeäksi!

Tahdoin saada kaikki, jotka eivät normaalisti lenkkeile mukaan! Myös iso-tätini Anja kuuluu heihin, tämäkös sai minut ylpeäksi!

For you English readers: We ran the FightBack Run vol.1 yesterday. It was a really hard of a day for me. You can watch the whole event, from the RUN – title up there^:) NEXT YEAR’S FIGHTBACK RUN, is going to take place in Turku, as well. If you want to participate, be awake! It will be great! :)



I’m really excited, and so tired, but mostly… really EXCITED, though! :P The first ever FightBack Run shall start in a few hours, and this is a really big one for me. First of all because, my whole week has been so hectic, that I’ve got no idea if I can even finish this. Then there’s the part, in which everyone’s expectations and Finnish mass medias come in…

I’m nervous and scared, what if I can’t do this…?

-everything I’ve been working for shall collapse.

That’s clearly nonsense, of course. I can, I will finish this.

-why? Because I want to. I may be slow, cause I’ve been feeling ill, but I will finnish. That’s really all that counts.

This picture has nothing to do with my running, except the running track it was taken on. And you can see that, I really want this. I see the finish line. I want to finish. I'm going to finnish today. I'm excited again.

This picture has nothing to do with my running, except the running track it was taken on. And you can see that, I really want this. I see the finish line. I want to finish. I’m going to finnish today. I’m excited again. Photo: Samu Franzen.

Superb, Posivite and Awesome (life…;)!

Yesterday, and TODAY! have been just that^! I was nominated as the most positive person in Finland. This was of course, a huge of a honor! So whole yesterday, was just like a nice-, beautiful fairytale. But today, then again… was a wakeup to the reality.

To the reality, which is simply awesome! I still can’t really understand, how huge of a dream I am a part of.

I held two presentations for Turun Ammatti Instituutti yesterday. They were a little different from my presentations before, except the Partioparaati. It was just me, talking with just two videos.

The other person giving a presentation, was Timo Polari, the adventurer. His presentation was very inspiring.

The other person giving a presentation, was Timo Polari, the adventurer. His presentation was very inspiring.

After my two presentations… I almost took the rest of the day off… ALMOST! Noot! ;) It was somewhat 15.30 and we drove to Helsinki with my mother. We went there, because I was invited by Positiivarit, who wanted to grant me the title of the most positive person in Finland. I heard, why they had picked me in the ceremony, and honestly, I was filled with gratefulness.

Esa Saarinen (a philosopher, who was granted the life's work price), me (positivity this year) and Elastinen (a Finnish hip hop artist,  positivity last year)! I'm still honored!

Esa Saarinen (a philosopher, who was granted the prize for his life’s work), me (positivity this year) and Elastinen (a Finnish hip hop artist, positivity last year). I’m still honored (and a bit jealous of Esa’s blazer!)


I think I'm still asleep.

I think I’m still asleep. But this is a really a good dream. I’m happy!


And very stoked!

I mean stoked!


Look at my prize!

VERY stoked!

After the ceremony, we went to the Finnish Citröen Cactus Gala. One day, three big events… It seemed to be a really great of a car, and honestly, I can’t wait until we get to try one out! Viivia shall be driving, cause the drivers license of mine… isn’t valid enough. ;)

From the Citröen Cactus Gala.

From the Citröen Cactus Gala.

P.S. I have gotten SO much positive feedback, that it’s going to take days for me to go through it all, thanks though! :)

PP.S. I was running today and damn… it was rough! Like really rough. It was way easier on summertime. Tomorrow I’ll have a Scandic Hotels event, continuing by going to Helsinki for the Taivas ja Helvetti (a book in which I’m in!) releasing party and after it, Turku, home!

On Saturday then again, FightBack Run! Are you in?