Jan Kraus

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30 December 2018Personal journal6 min read

Wrapping up 2018

Again, the time has come to sit down and look back into the past year. It’s almost end of a busy, little dull year of 2018. If you’re following my blog, please sit down and revisit with me the last 12 months of my life. Running and training As usual, I’ll start with a quick look at my sport…

29 September 2018Personal journal2 min read

Post summer summary

I didn’t post any updates lately. Two months passed without a post. Sorry about that. It feels like I’ve been out of focus for some time. Summer’s ended, and I’m trying to fix that now. Update on marathon training On the last personal update, I’ve mentioned preparing for my upcoming marathon run in…

03 June 2018Personal journal4 min read

May training report and updates

May is gone, and with lots of sunny, warm days we’re officially entering summer period. It looks like it will be a hot one. As usual, I’m publishing my monthly summary for the past month. Enjoy. Traning numbers in May This month was a substantial increase over April. I was able to run more often and…

29 April 2018Personal journal2 min read

Monthly update, April 2018

It was an interesting month. It passed by quickly though, like other months too. I get the feeling that the time is accelerating. Or maybe its because we live busy lives, not always focus on what’s essential for us. Training I’m writing this on Sunday, so the last day of the month is tomorrow, but…

26 April 2018Personal journal1 min read

Next challenge: Munich Marathon 2018

Feeling a little buzzed and inspired from watching the runners on the London’s streets, I’ve decided to challenge myself. I’ve signed for Munich Marathon! Starting from today, I have exactly 170 days until Generali München Maraton (the official name) which will take place on 14. October 2018. That…

31 March 2018Personal journal1 min read

Spring bottom bounce, March 2018

Closing this month with small amounts of updates. So, today is the last day of March. Mentally, it’ll be the mark of the end of the winter period. Again, the month was busy with work, and not so much happen, so it felt a bit insignificant. Training I’m embarrassed by the progress in this month. My…

03 March 2018Personal journal3 min read

Winter training, February 2018

February is the shortest month in a year, will this be a brief update then? Lets find out. Running and training I’ve started the month with a plan to slightly improve my January stats. While I had good progress in the first two weeks, the second half was less active, and in the end, I didn’t achieve…

03 February 2018Personal journal1 min read

Training into the unknown - beginning 2018

The first month of January went pretty fast. Here’s some short report from it. Training I didn’t set for any big goal for this year. I didn’t sign up for any race; I don’t have any particular distance to reach. I would preferably focus on the groundwork. So my principal focus is just to train and…

01 January 2018Personal journal5 min read

2017 - a year in review

It has become my tradition to spend couple hours by the end of a year and write a yearly review post. I’m doing that since last couple years. Today I’m writing this on retrospection of 2017. I invite you to read my share of struggles and moments of joy, successes & failures, ups, and downs. Training…

30 December 2017Personal journal4 min read

Last monthly update this year, December 2017

Last days of December and year 2017 are through. Follow me on this monthly update before starting a countdown to the beginning of 2018! The current year will end tomorrow and I will also write the yearly summary in next couple days. But for now, I would like to focus on this month. Training In this…

03 December 2017Personal journal3 min read

Monthly update, November 2017

In the beginning of the last month of 2017, I’m writing a short summary of November to check and update about what’s going on in my life. It didn’t feel long, but it’s been already a year since we’ve moved to the UK. It was good 12 months although too much focused still on getting everything…

01 November 2017Personal journal2 min read

Short monthly update, October 2017

Autumn is already there and just two months left in this year. As usual, although not very regularly I sit down to reflect on past month. Follow me. Slow training September and October were almost completely out of running. I’ve only run twice, for about 10km in total. One of the runs happened to be…

01 August 2017Personal journal2 min read

Slow and low July 2017

Summer in London is different than in Poland - I guess, it’s more bearable. Not so much extreme weather changes, not freaking hot, which is good for living in the city. This month passed quickly, again. Let’s look into July in my quick, monthly retrospective. On running I put less effort into…

05 July 2017Personal journal2 min read

Can't believe it is already summer, June 2017

Just 2 days ago I went for a run on a warm and sunny afternoon and this thought struck me. It’s already July and that means we’re already in the 2nd half of the year. Amazing, how the time flies. If you care enough about what I do and think, stay with me for my monthly update. Running First, some…

02 June 2017Personal journal3 min read

Stepping up the game, May 2017

It is the first week of June 2017 and that means it’s time to write my monthly review again. May was again busy month (tell me which wasn’t) but I’m actually quite happy with everything that’s happened and the progress I’ve made. Work and travel I’ve traveled again, this time twice, to Hamburg for…

08 April 2017Personal journal2 min read

Recovery month, March 2017

I’ve got some delay with publishing this. Somehow feel disconnected with blogging recently and just this weekend got finally time on sunny, Saturday morning to sit quietly, think back and write about past month. I was also sick for almost one week which was unthinkable for me… I was always proud of…

28 February 2017Personal journal3 min read

A month in review, February 2017

A second month already almost behind me. Time flew fast, there wasn’t much happening, though. Again, a little too much work and stress and not enough of perseverance… Training I didn’t train as much as I expected. In total, I’ve trained for about 9 hours and run for only around 30 km. I was swimming…

07 February 2017Personal journal1 min read

Blog updates: server and HTTPS

Short update about my blog. As you may have already noticed the base URL has changed. I wanted to do this for a few months already, but it required some preparation I’ve postponed this multiple time. But last weekend I’ve finally turned around and did it. All pages of my website are now served via…

31 January 2017Personal journal3 min read

A month in review, January 2017

As time pass by, already the first month of 2017 is done. Here is my short look back into what was happening and how did I do this time. Also, a bright glimpse of the future. Work January’s been busy. The end of the year is usually a slower time in e-commerce software development because many people…

08 January 2017Personal journal2 min read

A peek into first week of 2017

The first week of 2017 passed quite quickly. Given some undistracted time, I can take a look at the time literally from the 10000ft perspective, as I’m now flying to Hamburg. So while it looks like that the new year is starting quite busy, let’s step back and reflect on that. As I look at my Fitbit…

30 December 2016Personal journal5 min read

Reflections on 2016 and a look forward

Can’t believe it’s been another year. This one was busy and quick. Even though a lot happened somehow I feel like I’ve missed it. This is almost the last day of 2016 and I sit here now, in London and look back to reflect on what happened, what did I achieve and what I can do better in 2017. Work I…

26 October 2016Personal journal1 min read

Without a word, next month passes by

It feels like it was just a blink of an eye, yet another month just passed. I’ve promised more frequent updates but I still don’t have enough time to do that. This month I’ve spent more time flying than running… That give me something to think about.

26 September 2016Personal journal1 min read

About that silence...

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been silent for about last month… If you waited for another reading list episode - sorry, I’ll return to posting from October. There were many things going on and even more will come. Last month passed so quickly for me. I’ve got couple business travels to Hamburg…

11 July 2016Personal journal1 min read

Happy to be there

First 10 days of July passed and I feel I need to report some of the details about the progress for last couple weeks. Summer is fully here. Days are quite long, weather’s not bad, things are rolling. Blogging After getting break during May, I’ve increased the amount of posts per month. This is of…

27 June 2016Personal journal4 min read

Keeping the fire burning

Sometimes it’s easy to loose the focus. I get it all the time. One week is great, then next one feels like a two steps back. Sometimes good, sometimes hard. What is important, is to keep pushing forward. I mentioned this before. I often don’t work hard enough for what I want to achieve. Trying once…

12 June 2016Personal journal2 min read

Back on track in June

Damn, it’s been more than a month since I’ve wrote about running. To be honest, it wasn’t very intense. Only couple of short runs and one longer run trip. But this month I’m finally starting to feel it. I’ve put finally some effort in running more consistently. It is actually second week of June…

10 March 2016Personal journal2 min read

Fighting my demons

This entry will be different. It has been a long time struggle for me and all the time I thought that I’ve got this. That I have it under control and I’m making progress. But it’s not entirely true and here is why. Deamon #1: Procrastination Probably like everybody else I’m wasting definitely too…

29 February 2016Personal journal2 min read

Slow but steady, February winter edition

Sometimes the journey is slow. Sometimes it’s just feels like you’re in the same place. If you’ve ever felt this way, then welcome. This month was just slow. I mean, it wasn’t nothing. There was lot of work, some training here and there but no big progress. Let’s take a look and see why. Training I…

31 January 2016Personal journal2 min read

A journey to minimalism starts in January

So, the first month of 2016 was dedicated to some cleanup, clutter reduction and simplifying. I’ve set a goal, to get rid of one thing for every day and today 31 days passed. Here are the results. Cleanup I ended with reducing much more of digital clutter, but nevertheless, it’s the action that…

01 January 2016Personal journal2 min read

2015 out, 2016 in

Another year passed, another year starting. These 365 days are flowing very fast. Lots of things happened during the last year. I would like to share some stats about them, plus maybe give some look into the future. Travel, fun and photography I have traveled to 4 special places: Hamburg, Cyprus (I…

30 August 2015Personal journal2 min read

My month in review: August 2015

Phew, this was busy month. It’s not even an end yet – still have one day to go – but I have to write this summary anyway. I doubt it will change that much tomorrow. So, lets get through. Decluttering The idea of getting rid of unused stuff around me was bouncing in my head for quite some time. At…

18 August 2015Personal journal1 min read

Change

Things are changing. I already see some progress. I wake up earlier and have more energy. My tasks are getting organized better and I am able to finish it faster. I am able to do couple simple workout in the week, step by step overcoming the weakness of my body and mind. I hope to achieve more. I…

24 March 2015Personal journal1 min read

Your time is limited...

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…

11 March 2015Personal journal1 min read

Biegowe plany na 2015

Na przestrzeni lutego zacząłem powoli wracać do biegania. Na razie było to dosyć nieregularnie i chyba całkiem bez celu. Nastał marzec, zima na razie odeszła a ja biegam trochę częściej. Na horyzoncie pojawiły się dwa ciekawe biegi: Mammut – Sky Marathon 1xBabia oraz 3 x Śnieżka = 1 x Mont Blanc…

16 February 2015Personal journal1 min read

Today is better than tomorrow

We all have this. Put things aside, thinking tomorrow or someday. Just not now, not today. I say: Tomorrow I’ll go to gym. Next week I’ll finally start running again. I’ll update my blog when it will be ready… I’ll do that, but first I need to do something else. I will travel to take photos, but…

02 January 2015Personal journal3 min read

Resolving resolutions

One year ago I wrote about some of my resolutions for the upcoming 2014. Even though it seems like everyone is bashing new years resolutions, we may call them differently but we all have them. So last year I posted here four points. Let’s see how I’ve got them. READMORE Train more consistently. Aim…

17 February 2014Personal journal5 min read

Hackathon Hack4good 0.5 w Krakowie

Kilka dni temu, 7-9 lutego miałem okazję organizować hackathon #hack4good 0.5 w Krakowie. I tyle wam powiem ten event był fantastyczny! Chyba wszystko przerosło w nim moje oczekiwania. Odespałem już noce i odkopałem się z robotą, dlatego mam chwilę czasu, żeby podzielić się swoimi przemyśleniami na…

31 December 2013Personal journal1 min read

New Year's Resolutions - 2014 edition

New Year is couple hours ahead. Last chance to make your resolutions. But actually, the chance is always there. You just have to do it. I want to share here some of mine. READMORE Train more consistently. Aim for 3-5 training units per week. Put running ahead. Eat healthier. More smoothies and…

23 November 2013Personal journal3 min read

Hacking4good with Geeklist

Some days ago I’ve got wonderful opportunity to participate in Hack4good hackathon in Dublin. The event was organized by Geeklist, the social platform for web developers. It was also a part of WebSummit conference in Dublin. The idea? Hack for charities, NGO organizations and help solve real world…

14 October 2013Personal journal1 min read

Hello World Again?

So I say hello again. With almost year break from blogging I finally decided to go back. I need this. I need my website as a basic platform of expression. Despite feeling really anxious about it, I kinda miss writing much. With this blog again, I want to share my thoughts on my work, life and…

12 November 2012Personal journal1 min read

Where do you go to disappear?

Everyone needs this. When things go bad, when things go great. We need this place. To contemplate, to catch, to be. We need this place and we will find it. It’s there. Almost. But we will get there. I will. I promise, this is last change here. Less was too much and I had wrong focus. The way is not…

03 May 2012Personal journal1 min read

Relaunch

After couple of months of idling, I finally decided to relaunch my blog again. Switching back from Tumblr to WordPress I won’t keep my old blog posts and resources since I don’t find them important. It was just random noise that doesn’t matter anymore. So back to WordPress, I made my own theme. Its…

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