Are you looking to get ahead in your career – looking for your next job or have set your eyes on a promotion? Well, forget about turning up immaculately dressed, with your fancy designer handbag/briefcase. Instead, make sure you arrive carrying a big gym bag on your shoulders and a water bottle in your hand, preferably still wearing a glow on your cheeks from a pre-breakfast workout session. Well, apparently this is the new way to ‘dress for success’, according to a recent German study published in the Social Science Research Network, which examined the relationship between employees’ fitness and…

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Two days ago I successfully completed my second-ever full marathon, on a hot spring bank holiday Monday in Milton Keynes. Even though the adrenalin has worn off by now and all that is left as a reminder are my very sore muscles, I am still feeling on a high, as if I had been drugged. Marathon running does have rather pleasant side-effects, too. In this blog entry, I am looking to capture some key moments and share some learnings… The first thing I want to point out is that purely just getting there felt like I had accomplished half of my mission…

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With exactly 16 weeks before the Milton Keynes Marathon, which I have recently signed up to as my first challenge for 2013, I attended a workshop last weekend at Crystal Palace in London called “Master the Marathon”.  The whole day event was hosted by Sam Murphy who is a renowned running coach, fitness author and journalist. I have already acquired some knowledge about Marathon running through reading books and articles in magazines, in fact, I have even run one last year! However, I felt that I needed a better understanding of the key principles behind successful preparation and execution, in…

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After completing a number of half marathons, a few months ago I decided that it was time to move onto the next level and take on a bigger challenge. My eyes are set on nothing less than the Marathon distance this time – and where could be a better place to start than my home country? The Budapest Marathon has a convenient flat surface with a route leading through the most spectacular parts of the city, and on top of this, it happens at the best time of the year, in early October when the heat of the summer is…

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