Today I am glad that I did not made any efforts at Lidingöloppet yesterday because I woke up with legs that had recovered from muscle pain and could start the day with a Bodybalance class at SATS Odenplan. Then I walked to Kungsholmen to trade my old iPhone to a brand new golden iPhone 6 and I was lucky as a kid on christmas when I walked home with the Apple treasure in my bag. The day followed the relaxed Sunday theme and I went to my brothers place for teatime before I joined him for 75 minutes of spinning at SATS Stadion. The spinning class was great so now after some dinner I am spending this evening together with my iPhone, a bit geeky but I just love Apple stuff.
/ Pernilla the iPhoner
Here is the medal that I do not deserve. Lidingöloppet 2014 was terrible. Lesson learned one: do not attend Bodycombat and Bodypump two days before a 30K run, lesson learned two: have lots and lots of time margins when going to Lidingö. There was three positive outcomes for the race also: I got a full day out in the sun and forest, I got to start in the V.I.P group since I was running with Adidas tribes and I finished one of my worst runs ever.
The running went terrible. Kilometer one and two were fine but then. So many people, I got elbows from long tall men all over me but the start group was great so I could keep my normal pace of 5:30-5:40 min/km. After two Ks my legs got tired from Thursdays double session and I wanted to escape the race. I wished the muscle pain would exit my legs but it didn’t. 8K into the race I was ready to give up for the first time in my life. But I re-thinked and thought, 10, at 10K I would get my first DNF. When we arrived at the 10K spot I had decided to give up but it was in the middle of nowhere so I thought, 15K, I have to make it until that point and then I can give up. The way from 10 to the 15K mark I was only looking forward to hills so I could walk a bit. At 15K I decided that I had to run a halfmarathon today and after that I could walk as much as I felt for. 16, 17, 18 it felt like I never got to the 21K pass but finally I got there. Only 9K left now and I calculated the remaining time if I walked in moderate speed and I tried to run a bit but I felt like I wanted to through up. Then came Aborrebacken and the Adidas PR crew where cheering in the boost decorated hill so I stopped by for a chat because I was not feeling for running anyway. At this point it was maybe 5K left and all I wanted was to finish the run. My legs had retired long ago and without legs in shape running is a bit difficult. Kilometer sign for 28, I was in heaven. 2K left and my sickness was gone. My painfull legs were still there but now they also saw the end and collaborated towards the finishline. I do not know what time I got because I turned off my watch after 10K and I am not going to check the results either, so if you wanna check me up, do it but do not tell me. 28K of pain and no runnerslove at all summarize todays Lidingölopp. I do not even know if it was a good longrun before New York marathon. It just felt and was terrible today.
/ Pernilla out of runmode
Today is the day for Lidingöloppet. Scheisse! It feels like ages since I was running the last time, okey, it was at the Runday Monday training this week but I heard (and never listned too) the advice to not overtrain the last week before a long run. I also heard that eating candyhydrates would be a successful concept so yesterday I had candy and clementines for dinner. And I do not even like candy.
Right now I am suffering a bit with the what to wear issue. But I think I have decided to go for no compression socks theme, no music, but shorts, a singlet, Adidas Boston boost shoes and the comfy Runday top. No sunglasses. 30K of Lidingörun is now coming up and if I am ready for it? Well, at least when it comes to outfitting.
Anyone else who will join me at Lidingö today?
/ Pernilla heading to LL
It was quite long since I traveled anywhere right now but soon it is time for me to go for a trip. On Thursday next week I am going somewhere. You hear how vague my travel plans are. Going somewhere. I won’t travel too far to like Argentina or Samoa but more somewhere around the middle east like Oman, Maldives or Maruritius or maybe Sri Lanka, Nepal or I don’t know. Somewhere where Quatar airways flies and where you do not need to apply for a visa to get to. That is what I am going to use this Friday evening for – travel research and eating candy so I have enough energy to run 30 kilometers at Lidingöloppet tomorrow!
/ Pernilla the rungeek
While the supercute teddy SAS pilot and his flight attendant date were spending the day indoors at SAS HQ at Frösundavik relaxing in the new business class seat, me and my fellow SAS Run & Walk partner arranged SAS Loppet version 2.0 in Hagaparken. SAS Loppet has been a tradition but it was before my time at the company. When I and some others took over the club SAS Run & Walk last year we decided to continue the tradition.
Today it was time for about 100 SASers to run the 6,4K track in Hagaparken. We had printed exclusive t-shirts with the SAS logo “Today I am on fire” on so when everyone ran away our slimmed organization got a short break before it was time for the first superfast ones to finish.
I was not running today but when everyone else ran away I also badly wanted to run. But I also love to arrange things so it was not that hard anyway especially since I know 30K of Lidingöloppet is coming up in a few days. Today I was instaed a bit of everything, race organizer, timing crew, award cermony holder and so on, but still I was suited in Adidas shoes, Gococo socks and comfy Adidas pants.
After just 21 minutes and some seconds the first superfast runner from the crewoptimization department crossed the finishline. Short thereafter a whole bunch of other quick Scandinvian staff came one after another over the orange finishline. It was really fun sitting there seeing everyone finishing. Everyone who participated where champions so of course they got a medal. Then it was time for afterrun and price cermony where our partner SAS Eurobonus gave the three fastest men and women really nice prices and we used a slump generator to award racing participants with nice prices from Gococo and Stadium. Now I am kind of over and out for today so I need a bit of sleep now!
/ Pernilla in arranging mode
For an avgeek like me I like to keep myself updated about what happens with passenger aircrafts and the story of MH370 that dissappeared in March this year is not an exception. I have my own theory about what happened with the aircraft and if you search the blog you will find it. Despite my own theory there are several other ones, more or less belivable but I like to keep myself updated about all of them until the mystery is solved. A friend of mine recommended to watch episode 4 of Vetenskapensvärld (watch it HERE) since they would present their theory behind the choosen point where to search for the aircraft. I just saw the program and I have to say that I am not convinced about their conclusion. I think they are right that the plane continued to fly seven hours after it was lost by the ATC but I am still convinved it turned North and not South when it had passed the Malacka peninsula. I do not like to not know and not knowing the outcome of what actually happended to MH370 feels quite frustrating and that is for me that not even has any relatives or known ones that was on the plane. I really hope they find the plane at the bottom of the ocean soon because I do not hope that my theory is the right one!
/ Pernilla the avgeek
I love to have things to do every day but at some point it feels that I am doing too much things. The last week felt like a never ending story and if I wouldn’t have known that this Sunday would be completely plan less I do honestly not know how I would have survived yet another busy week. Today I woke up to no appointments at all and I could do everything I wanted whenever it suited me best. That is easily the best thing with the single life. I am the queen and boss of everything that concerns me. I did though had a plan but not a demanding one.
First out was a run around Brunnsviken in my comfy USATF tee and other comfy gears. 13 kilometers later I wanted to run more but I had a strict limit today because I do not want to run too much before Lidingöloppet next weekend and I also had a second kick ass workout planned on this unplanned day.
In between my training Sunday and doing all weekly duties I was getting to know my new worklaptop at my balcony but suddenly Tor and his gang passed by with thunder and lightening so I had to move indoors. The weather became pretty bad so the walk that I have planned to SATS Stadshagen turned into a subway ride.
I came there looking like a jojo in flipflops, Abercrombie shorts, cheetah tee, raincoat and umbrella with big plans of going all in at the very best spinningpulse class which now obviously not only is held on Tuesdays but also Sundays. My favorite SATS class was as fab as always and I can now conclude this training week as a good mixture of everything including Shape, running, GRIT Strenght, Bodycombat, yoga, danceaerobic, kayaking, running, gym and spinningpulse. I almost managed to fit all my favorites into one week. Now I will continue this unplanned Sunday with some working just because I feel for it.
/ Pernilla at casa Vasa