When I woke up this morning the first thing I heard at the news was that Nelson Mandela had died. Earlier this year I had an unforgettable experience in South Africa, saw, heard, got to know and felt how much this man had meant to the country and its people. Actually not only to S.A but also to the whole world. Even thought S.A still is a very segregated country it is hard to believe how it would be without Mandela.
But far away from the Table mountain in Capetown where the picture to this blog post is taken I went for another physical event after work today. SATS had a try out evening for the new classes that will be introduced to the schedule in spring 2014. I tried one cardio class called Speed n’ Sports. It was a quite easy to follow class where focus was to get your feets moving doing different kinds of running things in a floor ladder. I have done a lot of the same things before when I played soccer so it was not really new exercises to me but a good class to join if you want to work with fast phase foot work. The tempo was high and so also the sweat factor. It was fun to try but not a class that I will visit again. But going to South Africa again I would love to do!
/ Pernilla in Friday mode
I like advent calendars and in addition to the one I got from my parents I have my own training calendar. In my advent calendar I got one (or two) training sessions a day. The first day I started with 15 km of running, 2nd December I went for Runday, 3rd December I went to SpinningPulse, yesterday to SATS yoga and I did not wanted to be break the good trend today so I joined my colleagues for a 7 kilometer lunchjog around lake Halmsjön at Arlanda. Until the last kilometer the weather were good then it started to snow and got very slippery but my boost shoes was not that slipery at all. And for Adidas boost lovers like me the news reached me today that Supernova glide now also will come with the boost sole, so if Santa still has some place in his sac I wish he will bring me one pair!
/ Pernilla the runner
My cabin crew day yesterday was a really cool experience! Beeing able to visit other departments within the company and see how they work is extremley rewarding. To be a fulltime flight attendant has never been my dream, but still I have always wanted to know how it really worked. As a passenger I have been flying maybe 300 times, but taking part in the daily c.c work was totally different.
There is a lot of tasks and things that a normal passenger never see. It is a quite stressful job! I was joining four flights. At my first 50 minutes flight from Arlanda to Oslo it was pretty hectic to prepare all food, serve all passengers, pick up the trash, sell duty free, give toys to kids and so on. After a quick turnaround we flew back to Stockholm and that was only a 40 minutes flight so even less time to perform the duties on. During the landing I joined the pilotes in the cockpit but the view was not good at all.
Then we just had a short stop in Stockholm to change aircraft, having a briefing and I joined the captain to check the outside of the aircraft before we took off to Paris. That flight was a bit longer, 2 hours and 25 minutes and we had our first food break (which is mandatory according to the aviation regulations). During this leg the clouds were gone so I got some nice views from the cockpit over the South of Sweden and also during landing in Paris. While we arrived in Paris we just had a short stop again to offload and onload new passengers and cargo as well as get the plane cleaned before once again returning to Stockholm.The flight back was an evening flight so the passengers were a bit tired but hungry so I got to assist with quite a lot of serving. I also joined the cockpit on this landing in Stockholm and now the sky were clear so there were some nice views from 7 000 feets during the approach. So in all, a really cool and rewarding day together with a great crew and I really think it is important to take part and get to know other parts of an organization.
/ Pernilla the cabin crew trainee
I started this rainy 4th December with a yoga class at SATS Zenit. That was awsome. The yoga teacher was from California and since I prefer to listen to english while doing yoga that was making the class even more awsome. Usually I never attend morning classes because I like to start work early but today I will join the SAS cabin crew for one day and check in time is 11:30 so it was a perfect start of the day.
So yes, today I will go flying a bit. First to Oslo and back and then to Paris and back to Stockholm. I never looked upon beeing a cabin crew as a glamourous job, especially not on the short-, and mediumhaul routes and a workingday of around 12 hours but it will be really, really fun to join them today.
/ Pernilla going cabin crew style
Winter is equal to sleeping period for me. I love sleeping. But only when I am tired. 7,5 to 8 hours a night is a must for me. And for sleeping like a princess nice sleepwear is a must. Last week I adopted a sleeping treasure from H&M so now I can sleep even better. Especially after a tough and fabulous Tuesday spinning at SATS Hötorget. Good night!
/ Pernilla going to the winter rest
Here they are, 50% of this years lussebull collection that safley rest in my fridge. I do not like the traditional “S” shaped ones since they look boring so every year I design them myself. This years collection from the left top corner consist of: a lussebun panda, an elephant, a doubble worm, a snake, a doubble S, a fat heart, a duck and a traditional cat shaped bun.
This Monday has been pretty hectic until right this moment. After work I rushed in my boots, dress and with my handbag over the shoulder from my office to Arlanda Express. Done the escalator at terminal 5 and I was pretty sure I would miss the train. But I did not. There was no train there. An accident in the city had closed the railway so I had to wait. 5, 10 and 15 minutes. Then the train came and I got 20 minutes chilling time before I was in Stockholm again. Then, time for the next warmup rush to my casa Vasa where I changed outfit in the same speed as a firefighter, drank some water and made a personal record on the way to Stadion where the Runday training starts.
I arrived just when they were about to leave with the highest pulse I got this Monday. Then we were running back to Humlegården to do a fitness circuit. I thought this would not involve that much running since I wanted to rest my legs a bit after the weekend but. I was wrong. After a traditional Runday warmup we worked 20 minutes doing starjumps and other kinds of jumps and then run back and forth and around. I was a bit to tired to do my best today so I took it easy, but I prefer easy training over no training so it was just perfect. And if you wanted to go bananas in Humlegården you could! As always it was a very fun training session but I miss Stockholm Stadion a bit. It is something special to run there.
/ Pernilla the Runday participant