Ladies and gents I am back in Miami beach! I got a warm welcome because it is steaming hot down here. 30 degrees in Sweden is not like 30 degrees here. But I do not mind the Florida heat, it is fantastic. Today I have done nothing except walked 60 streets at the beach and tried out the warm water. Eating I have not been doing more since I got fed up over my ears after the flight here.
I am in Miami now! The flight trip took in total 18 hours door to door but with the time difference and so it did not felt that long. I got up 3:50 am then I took the 6:05 LH flight to Frankfurt where I had lots of time before the transatlantic flight departed at 10:30. Then I spent the coming 11 hours in LHs A380 businessclass seat 18D which was pretty comfy. I watched the movie Moneyball with Brad Pitt that was not that good, had lunch and drinks, slept for five hours, watched a documentary about ultrarunning in deserts which was good, ate dinner and saw my third movie of the day – Hundraåringen which was not my cup of tea before we touched down in Miami. Usually I do not take pictures while traveling businessclass because I know that some people traveling there do not want to be in the background but today I managed to take some without involuntary people on. / Pernilla that love A380
26 degrees at 8:30 pm – I am just loving the weather here in Stockholm right now. And when it comes to running in the heat I do not mind at all. Tonight I took a 10Ker at Kungsholmen and Pampas and runningwise it did as always when it is warm feels easier. Sometimes I got weird ideas and now I am in a swimming period so I ran with my bikini under my runningwear and when I was finished running I jumped into Mälaren for a bitter sweet swim. If I would have had some kind of talent for swiming I think swimrun could be my thing.
I just cooked a blueberry PB2 soymilk milkshake and for a while I have figured about what differentiates a smoothie from a milkshake. Now I looked it up in the fantastic source Wikipedia and smoothie contains more ingridients like syrup, peanut butter, crushed ice, honey and it is thick and based on that fact I can now conclude that I am a milkshake girl, not a smoothie girl.
/ PB2 Pernilla
This blogpost is written to those of you that think and always comment about that I have so much vacation, that I never work and keeps on asking about how many vacation days I have a year. My answer is 25. In addition to that I work more than 45 hours a week, so don’t worry that I do not work because I do. So now when the majority of Sweden are enjoying the sun, beach, lazy days abroad, BBQ evenings and so on I am spending my days at the office. I am not questioning anyone having four weeks off in a row about how much vacation they have time after time. I am just so sick of hearing this nonsens talk about the amount of vacation that I have every day I have off from August until May – every year. So what have you guys filled your day?
Mine Wednesday outline today was not filled with beachlife, BBQing or a lazy day. I was working. At the office. Inside in an airconned environment. Then I biked to SATS St Eriksbron for a session of Bodypump and a session of Sha’bam. I also did 300 crunches as an end of the workout and since my abs already got a masterworkout yesterday I let you guess how the first 50 felt. But in total I feeling that my training shape is having an upward trend the last ten days. Although I am not focusing on running right now I have a plan to run my 11th marathon in October or November so when I get back from Japan in the end of August I am going to focus more on that.
/ A Wednesday with Pernilla
Swimrun may be the new it, but have you tried swimgym? or gymswim? I did today and it something I strongly recommend. One hour in the gym working out like a duracell, then a bike ride to Brunnsviken where I was swimming for 20 minutes. Epic! Remember where you read about swimgym first.
For a long time I have read a fantastic baking and lifestyle blog written by Roethlisberger. She is making and baking amazing foods and deserts so of course I also wanted to make something out of her things. I thought it would be nice to try baking with beans and if it was to groose I always had a choice to not eat it. Some weeks ago I made her brownie black bean muffins and they turned out to be a huge success. Together with a cup of tea and strawberries I enjoyed a tasty but not too unhealthy late night snack. I will absolutley make more bean creations!
/ Pernilla the baking lover