Hi! What can I say about myself!? I’m fortunate enough to do what I love for living and appreciate my life every day. I’m a Nature Sports Photo/Video & Media Professional. Recently I decided to QUIT SMOKING and START RUNNING and write all about it in this Blog 📝😁

I’m just an ordinary girl that had the ‘terrible’ idea of QUIT SMOKING and START RUNNING!!!! And i regret that decision since the first day… at least for saying it out loud! WHY!?!?!?!?!? Because IT MADE IT REAL and now i really have to GO THROUGH WITH IT… F#%@!!!!!!!

— Vilma, Day#1 – “From Smoker to Runner in 28 days”

I’m a Portuguese woman, born in Lisbon, 37 years old. I tried a cigarette for the first time with friends when i was just a teenager and started smoking regularlly since I’m about 25…

At 6am of the first of January 2020 I decided to challenge myself and finally admit that I have to quit smoking for good. So… I downloaded the best rated App for the purpose and started putting my words into action. But as i expected, it hasn’t been a joyful ride…

My other half is English, we live in algarve and he was the one who talked me into start a blog about my real life struggle to quit smoking. Of course, as you going to reed in the next posts, i could only started writing (or thinking straight for all that maters) a few days later… And in my case, the only way that I found to cope with the redraw symptoms of the first days was start running! First only to fight away the cravings but soon other reasons surfaced…

I had run before, spontaneously….once or twice in the last couple of years… in those moments that I really felt bad about myself or after smoking an entire pack in the night before… but I’ve never really said out loud that i would quit… until now!

I’m not a doctor, I’m not a life coach… Im a real person trying to quit smoking and running my way out of this addition. What you’re about to read in my Blog is the cold rough truth of my daily life struggle to give up smoking while discovering the basics of Trail Running…

I apologize in advance to all English native spoken people out there for the grammatical crimes being comited.

But I thought that if I wrote in English, I would have much more witnesses to responde to and therefore increase my moral obligation to accomplish the goal I set myself. And my boyfriend (that never had a smoke or even a puff of any kind what so ever In his intire life) could read it and undersdend my inerself a litle better.


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