Next week, half of 2013 have passed by. That is crazy. But for some reason I feel that 2013 moves slower than what 2012 and 2011 did although I am kind of doing the same things: work, do training and travel. I just finished my third serving of yoghurt and strawberries for today and also my third training session for today. This week has in terms of training consisted of a for me average volume of training; around 40 kilometers of running, one spinning class, two pump classes, one GRIT class, one ABS class and one hour of floorball. Now I am researching a bit about the destinations where I plan to travel on Thursday when my first summer holiday starts. No one has yet been able to guess where I plan to go and I do not think someone will make the right guess either. Before I will fly away on Thursday after work I plan to do some training next week. On Monday I will go to Runday. Tuesday I will join the trail tripple in Ursvik or a 90 minutes spinningpulse class at SATS but that depends on if I will work from home since I will have some painting guys coming here or not. On Wednesday my plan is to visit Linn‘s combat class and Thursday a lunch run is on the schedule. What I will train and do the remaining days depends on which vacation destination I will go to. Now I won’t go anywhere or do anything more today except visit my shower.
/ Pernilla in summer Stockholm
Give me an S-T-A-W-B-E-R-R-Y. i am in love with the red and yummi berries. I have a strawberry rule and that is for every 10 km that I run I earn a box of strawberries, so guess what I just bought at the store and had for a late lunch? Strawberries and yoghurt of course! I won’t go out and run for more strawberries now but I will turn the ones I ate into movement energy since I will attend the traditional Sunday pump.
/ Pernilla the strawberry queen
I got the idea to make a morning run today, but the bed was very cozy so it was a bit difficult to get out. But at 9:00 am I did it and I really felt for a run so I got some yoghurt with strawberries and a coffee before I took off. Outside my door I woke up for real. The temperature was perfect, 12 degrees and I took off to my standard path 1A- Kungsholmen. But I am not a big fan of doing the same thing over an over again so after some meters I got the idea I run as close to the water as possible. That was really fun, especially at the rocks at Fredshäll. Now i am looking forward to upload my GPS map to see how close to my goal I got. So a good idea from the coach, make the most standardized run to something new and it will be funnier than fun!
/ Pernilla the morning jogger
I made it! Okey, I was never doubting that I would run the ten kilometers when I got to Söder but before I got there and really not felt for running a race. When I came to the bib pickup in Tanto the line was incredible long so I doubt we would make it on time. A little later the organizers came to say that there was a problem with the numbers so the start would be half an hour delayed. Not the best start for a new race – but everyone waited patient in the line. Half an hour later we stood at the starting line and as always I got motivated. A race means a race and although the time is not everything a good time is always nice to get. Over 50 is a huge failure in my world so I knew the rules and the goal so when it became time to start I started taking step by step closer to my goal and the 10 km sign. The first four kilometers was a piece of cake. The it became hotter than hot and I was really looking forward to the water. There were a lot of people that I knew along the run and their cheering in combination with a route alongside the water did never made the run super tough. It was an enjoyable tour today and I never felt it was a close to death experience. After 49:14 minutes I had completed my journey around the island and I am quite satisfied with today’s performance after all. Except the start number problem the race was well organized. After the run they had an after run with beer, pizza, Vitamin water and a goodie bag and honestly, who does not want to mingle a bit today when the Swedish summer is showing off from the best possible way?
/ Pernilla the run lover
I wish I could write that I have had a good nights sleep, I felt in shape, had a 100% runable foot, had the right outfit, felt ready to run Söderrunt and so on. But honestly I do not feel that motivated at all to run 10 km’s at the first edition of Wellness Söderrunt in one and a half hour. I am more feeling for a long and slow run, having a nice drink and sleeping at a beach today. But I am of course not going give up before it starts. I will run. And do my best. Nothing else is not an option. Then I can sleep on a beach and have a nice after run drink. Or run the remaining three intervalls in the one 10K run every third hour ( #1milvartredjetimme ) event.
/ Pernilla preparing for a run
Finally it became Friday afternoon and I left work as the last one. Since it is Friday I just had an extra delicious dinner consisting of salad, roast beef and potato salad. I hope it will be good running power tomorrow at the first edition of Söderrunt which I will participate in. Tonight I plan to do nothing. And then I also mean nothing. No wining, walking, socializing or what so ever. I am not sure I will keep that promise but I will try.
/ A full Pernilla
I am feeling so bored today. At everything except the grey weather that I like. I feel for traveling and check out an exciting place. And it is just what I plan to do. In five days. I have a travel plan that I hope will be reality so can you guess where I will go? It is a two country combo and I have never been there before.
/ Pernilla making travel plans