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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…

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 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:

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.

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.
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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!

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…

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.

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… ;)

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.

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.