Author Archives: Pekka Hyysalo

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.

Ruisrock 2014 And Beyond

Ruisrock went off last weekend. It was the first of mine, and it was just great! I’ve never been there before, even though I come from Turku… cause, other things have kept me busy. For me, there were three different shows that needed to be seen, Anna Abreu, Karri Koira + Rudolf + Mustabarbaari etc… and JVG + everybody. The whole day was amazing. Here are some pictures of my Saturday:

There’s a First for Everything

A three day festival in Turku – Ruisrock, began today. I’ve never been there before, but tomorrow we’re going to go there with Viivus. Last year I almost went, but then I missed it. Every year my friends have been pressuring me to come, but I haven’t gone. This year, the mayor of Turku invited me as a VIP, and a fair share of the artists are my friends, so I just can’t miss it anymore…

Anyways… I’ve had very nice 23 summers, even though I’ve skipped it every summer… how awesome would my life be, hadn’t I missed it?!

We’ll never know, but you’ll get to read all the best from the Ruisrock 2014 on Monday! Cheers!

It's going off.

It’s going off.

Here's a few artists I'm really looking forward to.

Here’s a few artists I’m really looking forward to.

Here're some more.

Here’re some more. JVG & Anna Abreu.

Hangover

First of all, I’m not encouraging stupid behavior in any way. Getting a hangover, is quite dumb in my opinion, I mean cause of drinking too much. And it sucks. And I did it Friday.

We went to Merimasku, which is quite close to Turku.

We went to Merimasku on Friday, which is quite close to Turku.


My good Finnish friend who lives in Australia, comes home to Finland only once a year, and that once this year, is now. On Friday we went first, out to archipelago on a boat, where we had a blast! Then we came to Turku, and then I, should’ve gone home, in my opinion… but I did not. I stayed out, not for too long, but long enough to catch myself a little hangover.
20140628_115229
My running coach, Päivi, ran the Marathon as well. She had branded herself! Maybe the guys were able to finish, because her back told them to Fight Back! ;)

My running coach, Päivi, ran the Marathon as well. She had branded herself! Maybe the guys were able to finish, because her back told them to Fight Back! ;)


If you know you drink and stay out long enough to have a hangover, you should just rest next day, try to take it easy and get over it. I did not.

My recumbent was on repair at Visan pyörähuolto again, and I had promised to get it on Saturday. I woke up at 8′ish, after poor 6 hours of sleep, and went to get it at 12 o’clock. The Paavo Nurmi Marathon was going on yesterday, as well and I walked through the starting area as I went to fetch my bike. This gave me the idea to go, and cycle 16 km to my Mom’s at Satava, straight away!

-I did.

The guys were feeling like this after finishing... respect! I  was feeling like that, cause I wasn't smart.

The guys were feeling like this after finishing… respect! I was feeling like that, cause I wasn’t smart.


It might have not been the smartest decision I’ve ever made. Thank God I had my water bottle on me, but even with it, the way there and back, was the roughest for a while.

Last night I went to bed early, and now I feel awesome! It’s a miracle what sleep, and sleeplessness… does! I will also go running today, not a Marathon, but 5,2 km altogether! 400 m X 3, 800 X 2 and 1200 X 2. :P

Now I'm gonna go there, ADIOS!

Now I’m gonna go there, ADIOS!

Uphill!

My life faced a steep uphill, but I’m having a blast, hiking it up… I want to get to the top, and not only do I want to get there… I want to get there as fast as possible! This is a perfect post, in which to thank all of my helpers, once again. I wouldn’t get to the top without you, not even THIS slowly… You should all know, who I’m grateful for already, my family, GF and the actual Team-FightBack. But I’m bringing this up now, cause I wan to especially thank the people, who have helped me to put up the shop on this site. I’m talking about My Cashflow, who have gently put up the shop section on this site. I know that, the shop is still quite boring but, we will get more stuff on sale ASAP!!

We began on the flat ground. I tried to take as short steps, as possible, knees going UP and down.

We began on the flat ground today. I tried to take as short steps, as possible, knees going UP and down.

The second, and final part of the training was running uphill. We did this certain uphill, more than a few times...

The second, and the final part of the training was running uphill. We did this certain uphill, more than a few times…

Going UP!

Going UP!

And what goes up... must come down. I decided to, try to jog the downhill as well.

And what goes up… must come down. I decided to, try to jog the downhill as well.

I'm getting down on it.

I’m getting down on it. Now I’ll go stretching…

The New Prime Minister of Finland – Alexander Stubb

I met Alex a few weeks ago.

I met Alex a few weeks ago.

Alexander Stubb is the superstar in politics in Finland. He does it all. He’s in the social media, he seems very responsible and smart guy and people love him. He’s a hero, I can’t think of a flaw in him, a defined superstar.

The “superstar-status” – in my mind, comes of how he handles things. He was just circuiting Finland in the end of May and people were going crazy in the shopping centre in which he was at, or actually… where ever he is at. We were at the “Naisten Kuntovitonen” as Lastenklinikoiden Kummit, and he held the whole event on his shoulders. For me he was “just another”- kind of chirpy and fresh- politician, until he Tweeted something about my performance in Jari Sarasvuo, the show which gave me the push I needed. I went online, did a little web-search, and I’ve been on Stubb’s side since then.

We were at Naisten Kuntovitonen as Lastenklinikoiden Kummit.

We were at Naisten Kuntovitonen as Lastenklinikoiden Kummit.

Alex would most likely want to do everything, but there’s just seven 24-hour days in a week, even for him… I tried to get him to come to FightBack – necklace’s publishing party, but he couldn’t make it. He wants a necklace though, and I’m more than proud to send him one. And even prouder to see him going around the globe, with the necklace on his neck.

To finish it off, I must attach a super-selfie. The prime minister of Finland, Vappu Pimiä, yours truly, Elastinen and a lot of people on the background.

To finish it off, I must attach a super-selfie. The prime minister of Finland, Vappu Pimiä, yours truly, Elastinen and a lot of people on the background.

A Great Start!

This week couldn’t have started better. I read the news of Michael Schumacher being out of coma and transferred to a Swiss hospital. This almost immediately gave me the idea; “I knew it; he’s a fighter!” In the news, there were no specific time of “waking up”, so I believe that he might’ve been awake already for a while now. But I know myself, what it is like to go trough things like that. You don’t want any media, or actually ANYONE except your loved ones close to you. I’m sure they’ll let us know, if there’s something we need to know of… but now, let’s all let the Champion to concentrate on the Fight Back of his own.

I've always known that I'm big, but not THAT big... This is from the FightBack necklace's publication.

I’ve always known that I’m big, but not THAT big… there were something else big yesterday, too.


Yesterday was a big day for me. First of all, I had a great time running in Turku centrum, Aurajoki riverside!
I hadn't ran outside of tracks, since last summer. It was a bit different, but I love it! The FightBack run is going to take place in Turku, too, Aurajoki riverside, 06.09!

I hadn’t ran outside of tracks, since last summer. It was a bit different, but I love it! The FightBack run is going to take place in Turku, too, Aurajoki riverside, 06.09!


We also had the “publication” of the PlatinOro – FightBack – necklace. It was a small event, in which there were maybe 100 guests, all were people that we somehow knew. But I think that, of those necklace’s 1-100, the majority got already booked. PlatinOro decided to send a necklace for Michael Schumacher, as well. Number 7, honoring his 7 world championships. May the FightBack – necklace give him all the possible power. I have gotten a huge load of power from the FightBack. May Schumi be as lucky, all the best.
The event was held at Turun Vuokrastudiot, where the photographer Samu Franzen has his studio. We got our first good photos there, as a couple with Viivia :)

The event was held at Turun Vuokrastudiot, where the photographer Samu Franzen has his studio. We got our first good photos there, as a couple with Viivia :)

I have a wonderful girlfriend.

I have a wonderful girlfriend.

I'm just squatting with my Love, in my arms...

I’m just squatting with my Love, in my arms… AND NO, I’m not dumping anything, even though it may look like it… ;)

The Power

According to Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Power, there is only one positive power in the world and it’s love. That’s an interesting thought, but if we’ll really think about it, if we’ll read The Power, it’s not a dumb idea. You either love something a lot, or a bit. If you hate something, you don’t love it at all.

On Friday I was giving a presentation to the Enfo group. Enfo's CEO, founder – Tero Saksman gave me Rhonda Byrne's book, The Power.

On Friday I was giving a presentation to the Enfo group. Enfo’s CEO, founder – Tero Saksman gave me Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Power.

Me and Tero.

Me and Tero.

There are not a hundred positive forces in the world. There is only one, Love.

There are not a hundred positive forces in the world. There is only one, Love.


This week has been simply great. I have travelled to Kuopio, my GF Viivus came for a visit, and if I was positive before, I’m even positiver now. It’s because of, that book really opened my eyes. I saw a lot of similarities, in how you SHOULD think according the book, and how did I think, ALREADY! Something I’m gonna recommend for you, is to read the book. It can change your life.

Right now though, I’m gonna show you my favorite picture from my little brother Veikko’s confirmation party. Some of us brothers suited up, I then again… did not :)

There we are, 4 brothers, laughing. I have Jaakko's head in my armpit, it's love.

There we are, 4 brothers, laughing. I have Jaakko’s head in my armpit, it’s love.

Urheilupuisto – PlatinOro – Photo shooting

On Monday morning we went to studio.

On Monday morning we were in studio.


You all remember the PlatinOro – the FightBack necklace? Anyways, the beginning of this week has been filled with photo shoots, of myself, and of the necklace…

Tuesday night was very beautiful!

Tuesday night was very beautiful!

Which statue...?

Which statue…?

This background is unreal. I can't believe it's the same place, where I sweat on daily basis...

This background is unreal. I can’t believe it’s the same place, where I sweat on daily basis…

Samu Franzen captured the selfie-moment...! It's fun to be asked to participate in everyone's selfie's... ;)

Samu Franzen captured the selfie-moment…! It’s fun to be asked to participate in everyone’s selfie’s… ;)

I – SEE – THE – FINISH - LINE. IT – MAKES – ME – ANXIOUS.

I – SEE – THE – FINISH – LINE. IT – MAKES – ME – ANXIOUS.

To the end I must give BIG ups to Samu Franzen, who’s behind these photos.

Fight Back – For Everybody…?

It’s what Fight Back definitely is. And I’m not talking about FightBack- the BRAND… even tough, in the future the brand is going to be able to widen its product range (read: from luxury, to just super cool normal stuff…) The first taste of that is for sure the Platinoro x FightBack necklace.

This piece of jewellery is made with the finest enamel techniques. It consists of glass and silver.

This piece of jewellery is made with the finest enamel techniques. It consists of glass and silver. The lace is leather and silver.

I understand that it is not everyone, who wants/even is able to support the FightBack with affording a piece of jewellery in this price range. 200€ is not a cheap price to pay, but I am proud of what we are offering in that price… it’s really beautiful, and unique. Plus by buying this necklace, you really support us.

What the FightBack is – at least for MYSELF… it’s more of a state of mind. I of course honor the people buying the FightBack products, any of them, but this is more of a mental thing. I want to help all to survive. Here the brand steps in. In the close future we want to found a more of a charity foundation, too. Whose charities are supported by FightBack the company. No matter what hits you, you can almost always FIGHT BACK.

Now this is the part of this post I’m the most uncertain to write, cause nothing is certain yet. But there are so numerous different kinds of Fights. The field of the FightBack was TBI, cause it’s what hit me, the founder. I have personal experiences of that, I know that help is needed. Before I used the term WAS, because in the future FightBack wants to help everybody in need of the Fight. It might be possible that my FightBack, could be a part of offering clean water for the thirsty, for free. Real charity. This makes me proud.

Here am I, enjoying clean water from the FightBack Sigg bottle. It's not very cheap, but just look at the Sigg technology... it's worth it. And the life depends on clean water.

Here am I, enjoying clean water from the FightBack Sigg bottle. It’s not very cheap, but just look at the Sigg technology… it’s worth it. And the life depends on clean water.