Time changes and after lots of thoughts I have decided to take a blogbreak from this pernillabredolt.com blog for a while. After more than five years of almost daily updates both one, two or three times a day at this adress I feel that my inspiration of providing updates about my day-to-day life has diminished. This does not mean that I one day or another will start up this blog again but right now I do not feel motivated enough about writing at this site. I might continue next week, next month, in two months or never- who knows?
But I am not stopping to blog, because that is still a big passion for me but I will just change focus to my site utochspring.com where I will continue to write about active vacations, running competitions, training while traveling, running routes around the world, training events, group training classes, good training gears and stuff similar to that. I am just going to stop providing everyday life updates. Fair enough right?
/ Pernilla that think writing about everyday life feels so 2013
This weekend has been a lazy one from my perspective with not that much action at all. The morning I started with a traditional yoghurt, kesella, berries and granola from NYC breakfast infront of Vasaloppet watching the non lazy skiiers.
At ten I decided that I had was awake enough so I took a tour to SATS Spåris for some workout. I strategically positioned myself infron to the tv so I could continue to watch Vasaloppet while moving my ass. I had thogh not so many other movable parts at my body today since I have the worst kind of muscle pain in my back and arms from yesterdays combat.
In the afternoon I was out for a grey walk in grey Stockholm and then I cooked my first chili beef that I served with homemade guacamole, homemade salsa, cremé fresh and cheese to my Sunday dinner guests. Luckily it was eatable and a huge success that even I that eat meat around two times a year liked!
/ Pernilla having a Sunday in Vasatown
I slept in a lot today, almost twelve hours minus a quarter but I think I slept too much since I have became a bit tired the whole day. Or it can possibly also be the gray outdoors.
Never the less, I made two serious attempts to wake my body up. The first one worked great. A class with the new Bodycombat release at SATS Zenit before lunch. I really liked the last release but this one was even better, After lunch I went for my second workout dressed in an antique Nike runners jacket that I got at Bloggerbootcamp many years ago. The run that I took around Brunnsviken was nothing special, more of the kind to get some air since I prefer running over powerwalking.
Yesterday it was officially spring in Stockholm according to SMHI so I also bought some tulips at Hötorget and after some bargaining I got a good price.
/ Pernilla enjoying spring
Now when the Olympics is over I wanted to recommend a great book to those of you that like to read about sports. I read it during my vacation last week and it is a really good story about a couple who trains for the London Olympics in velodrome cycling. The couple is just not a couple they also have a doughter suffering from leukemia so in the book you can not only read about their training but also the story about how their daughter fights against her disease. It is really a heart-rending story that deserves to be read.
/ Pernilla the bookaholic
My garden, this day has been so Svenssonlike for me it is scary. Waking up – eating breakfast – going to work – work – break – work – eat lunch – work – drink coffee – work – go home – eat dinner – unpack my vacation stuff – write a race report about San Diego women’s halfmarathon at utochspring.com – run around Kungsholmen – take a shower – go to sleep. I can really not understand people that like to have these structured routine days day after day, week after week, year after year! Now I am going to sleep and then I will try to make yet another Svensson day as exciting as possible.
/ Pernilla the non-standard day liker
On my way home from San Diego I stopped by Chicago for about 18 hours since I did not wanted to travel all the way from California to Stockholm at once.
I started my day in the windy city with breakfast at Panera bread just at 7 am then I went for a two hour long walk along Lake Michigan. It was damn cold and especially since I had no suitable clothes for winter weather and the cold wind but it was so beautiful outside that I forgot the icyweather.
At 10 am when the stores opened I went for some shopping at the Magnificent mile which is a shoppingstreet that I enjoy a lot. All good stores at one place and they also have much better assortments than in NYC. Before I took the train back to O’hare I drank a yummi lunch smoothie as the end of yet another great US visit.
/ Pernilla the US traveller
I came back to Stockholm from my vacation this morning but as you might have noticed I have not prioritzed blogging the last days. But trust me, they were as amazing as the previous ones. Everyone of what now is 30 US trips has been a memory of life and also this one that I spent at the very end of the Californian republic.
My last day in San Diego started with a sightseeing run in Balboa park. The park had great running and walking tracks and there were also lots of museums that had the same spanish inspired style as Mizner park that was one of my favorite spots in Boca. So it was love at first sight also here.
After the run and a quick fix I went to a museum, USS Midway. An aircraft carrier in the USA navy that served for 47 years in for example the Vietnam war and Irak in 1991. That was very exciting and I explored for some hours and listned to a lecture by a former pilot. Really fun (and geeky) thing but this is the only kind of museums that I like – military/war genre others are way too boring for my taste.
The carrier was so huge it could not even fit on a photo shot, but since it carried 4500 people and lots of materials it make sense. But the fact that it is the same size like a small community impress me!
/ Pernilla with SD does