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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’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!
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…) :)

Loppusuora.

Loppusuora.

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.

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?

This week is going to be a GREAT one! I’m going to drag myself to Helsinki today, in order to fly to Oulu to give a presentation, and to catch a flight back home tomorrow. And guess what day is tomorrow…? 02.09.2014, my 24th BDAY!!! I think we’ll just celebrate it home with my honey, and on Wednesday I might be a bit busier again. :) First I’ll give a presentation about achieving your goals, at Turun Ammatti Instituutti, where I’ll have two presentations. After the second one, I have to hurry to Helsinki. My mother will give me a ride, cause she wants to see the thing I’m going there for… I may already know what it is, but I definitely am not telling it to you! ;) We’ll just have to wait until Wednesday!

I love that combination, bright green Karhu ft. bright red FightBack! I tried to Fight Back from the flu yesterday, without success.

I love that combination, bright green Karhu ft. bright red FightBack! I tried to Fight Back from the flu yesterday, without a great success…

On Thursday we’ll have the final running practice before Saturday, of which I am super pumped about, already now… On Friday the Taivas ja Helvetti 2, the book is going to be published. You may already know that, there’s a little bit of my story in that book, too! So you know I’m going to be there.

This brings us to Saturday. I’m sure this anxiousness would be on a whole another level, if the Saturdays FightBack Run would be the only event this week… but as before mentioned, I’ll have a few other things to keep my head too occupied for any nervousness… ;) This Run, is the first of my goals, towards which I’ve been working so much now. Therefore, you’ll understand my frustration, with the flu, which was giving me hard time last week. It still is, a bit, but now I’m alive! Last week I was more of a corpse… I will still run, of course, you know I will, but I’m afraid that I can’t run as well as I would’ve wanted. But then again… my running isn’t anyhow good, otherwise either. I would’ve just wanted to give my best! We’ll see what’ll happen… ;)

I was coughing so much, even though I took it very easy yesterday. This flu... would give me just another challenge on FightBack Run!

I was coughing so much, even though I took it very easy yesterday. This flu… would give me just another challenge on FightBack Run!

 

My journey here has been rough. I lost my dream, my profession and almost my life. I have had to fight, in order to get here. I mean, I’ve had to rehabilitate myself, and believe it or not… it has felt like fighting sometimes. Even though I’m not a violent guy, hell no! I’ve been fighting with a smile on my face! :)

But sometimes, like today for instance… the fighting gets really frustrating. I went to Turun Urheilupuisto, for a running practice. I got sent home, though, because I seemed to be coming sick. I felt a little sick, too, I admit… I didn’t even want to workout, which definitely sounds like being sick to me!

I hope that these will get me back on track!

I hope that these will get me back on track!

Then I came home. I drank some tea (and I’ve kept drinking it since…), measured my temperature (twice) 35,1°C, ate some super foods and now, I’ve been just taking it easy. This is NOT MOVING!

Here we get to the point, in which the headline may start to seem a little sensibler… While I was drinking those, I heard the postman on my door…

I was staring AT MY OWN FACE :D Cheers...

I went to pickup the post, and all of a sudden… I was staring AT MY OWN FACE :D Cheers…

The story turned out to be, one of my favorites so far.

I took it to kitchen, and the story turned out to be one of my favorites, this far.

This story made me thinking, how can I feel myself like such a loser, and still tell everyone to MOVE?! I thought for a while and then I just nodded, yes, I will fight Back. ASAP. Tomorrow, I’ll have a story to make, and the day after tomorrow… I should be in Helsinki, filming IS After Dark.

Turku Liikkeelle = Turku Move. I personally know, how much it sucks to be unable to move. And I personally want to make everybody to see, how great just being able to move really is! How great is it, to MOVE??!

I can’t move today, nor tomorrow. The day after tomorrow, maybe… On Sunday then again, definitely! If I’ll get better… But for those of you, who are all healthy and OK, please MOVE! I guarantee, it will make you feel good! At least at some point… ;)

took the last weekend easy. I spent it awesomely, at Savitaipale, at our summer cottage. But none of that is really what I wanted to talk to you about…

You all have most likely come across some ALS – Ice Bucket Challenge  videos already. You will come across mine shortly, but I just want to say how horrifying the ALS really is, in my own opinion.

My life is built up on fighting back. Yes, FightBack. In ALS though, there is no option of “Fighting”. No back, nor to any place else. Or of course there are Fighters, but their destiny is not too bright. It’s death, in a few years. But they are REAL Fighters. It takes attitude. I’m not a scientist, so I won’t give you more than the address: http://alsa.org, where you’ll be able to find out more.  This is what I did for you:

http://youtu.be/1KJxCOjIouY
With a little help of my brothers…

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.

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.