Two weeks ago the whole city was empty. To empty for my taste. Now it is different. Everyone and everything is back and as usual and today the worldclass super hot spinning pulse (today without pulse) was back. I was there. 18:00 sharp at SATS Hötorget. The class was not the best ever but ten weeks after the last master class I did not cared that much about that. It was just great it was back on the schedule. And it was no real close to death experience today since I need the pulse system to pressure myself to the max but it was awsome anyway and although my legs were not shaking when I walked home I am for sure going to feel the tough Tuesday tomorrow.
/ Pernilla captured at an afterworkout #selfie
So it was Monday again. A new week with new possibilities, I hate that cliché, but Monday’s I do love. After a day at the office I headed to the Runday Monday training at Karlberg. Now it was a while since I was there since I had a summerbreak from it but it was as fun as always. Warmup around AIK’s soccerfield, some running excersices followed by some running and more running. 3-2-1 minute intervals was my pick of the day and although my legs felt quite tired in the end due to yesterdays halfmarathon it felt great to be back.
Bye the way, this week the European championships in athletics takes place in Zurich and one of Runday’s trainers, superstar Charlotte will participate in the Swedish marathon team – how cool isn’t that?
/ Pernilla on the run
The last 1,5 months my running has been nothing else than a terrible story. Once in a while I have done a pretty good run but the rest has been a joke. 50% of every kilometer has felt like a nightmare and that I have been running ten marathons and lots of halfmarathons felt like a joke. A 10Ker was like a never ending story. The worst run of them all was this Tuesday or was it Wednesday when every step after three kilometers was torture. And when all tourists at the Vikingline boat was taking pictures of Djurgården and me that was slowly, slowly running and disturbed their kodak moments I felt like a complete joke. So when I went out for my planned Sunday halfmarathon today it was not with the best selfconfidence I hit the road towards Kungsholmen to run over Västerbron and around Södermalm and then back home to casa Vasa again.
I also felt like a super nerd since I had my waterbelt. Who did I think I was? a runpro? To my big surprise the first five K’s felt great and also the following five. I do not like to run at Söder because I am not a fan of the atmosphere there or the cobble stones so I just tried to get around as fast as possible. After 15K I passed by Tanto and after that it is the part of Söder which I hate the most so I just focused on running getting back to my beloved bridge again and after that it was almost nothing left. Up until 20K the run was a walk in the park. Effortless and still okey pace but the last kilometer was a bit tougher but I made it. The first halfmarathon in three weeks! High five on that! I celebrated with trying the new Ramlösa Moji tea and it tasted awfull. I took one zip, spitted it out and held the rest in the drain.
/ Pernilla that had an enjoyable run
Visit the grocery store is not my favorite thing but sometimes it is needed. I did once started to blog about food just because I then needed to put some effort into my cooking and not just eat yoghurt and müsli for breakfast and dinner and chicken or white fish with pasta and lingonberries for lunch one day after another. I will never get tired of those dishes but at some points I need a little break from my favorites. I just been to ICA to do my weekly grocery session and was hungry and had no idea what to buy so I decided to collect my favorites and go for another week with chicken and pasta for lunch. Next week I am going to eat sushi and takoyoaki therefore I filled my fridge up with these tasty standard items:
Ramlösa kiwi to cool down with after a training session, ruhab dinner yoghurt that taste like a king, almond milk for my smoothies, normal milk when I feel for müsli and milk for dinner, kesella with blueberry taste that I do not know when to eat and with what it just looked like something I potentially would like so I got one, perle de lait yoggi that is best served with big frozen blueberries and cinnamon for breakfast together with a nectarine, Kebne bread that is best served with bregott and thin slices of ham and cucumber if I am more hungry for dinner and Jazz apples that is a perfect afternoon snack if I at some point remember to bring it to work. That was a weekly standard grocery shopping for me, boring to read about? well, then don’t read it.
/ A snapshot from Pernilla life
Before the summer I signed up for a uni course about sustainable tourism just for fun, without any pressure on myself since I already graduated from the uni five years ago. This far I have done four out of five tasks and this weekend I am trying to finish up the fifth one, writing a PM about negative effects for local entrepreneurship in the Carribean. A topic that interests me a lot but writing papers in swedish is a challenge for me. Seriously. I did all my studies in English except my master thesis, I am speaking, writing and reading in english every day so when it comes to an academic vocabulary for business terms I feel completley lost. So now I have to sit here and translate to my mother thounge which actually feels quite stupied. Well, I am more than half way though my last task so now I just have analysis, conclusion and the final touch left.
/ Pernilla in learningmode
Yesterday I was absent from almost every social media, did no physical movements other than necessary to move between home and work and at the evening I chilled out with some wine at Mälarpaviljongen. Believe it or not, I also enjoy those days in between.
This Saturday has started in the opposite direction. First a bikram bodypump session and then a bikram 75 minute spinning session at SATS Odenplan. I do not mind training in the heat but investing some money in a well functioning aircon system would not hurt. From a training perspective it felt like I had endless with energy today and something else would be strange because it felt like I ate for a whole family yesterday. Yoggi and crunchy and a fruit for breakfast, a big hamburger for lunch and a homebaked snickers bar, a smoothie, fruit and yoghurt with crunchy for dinner and wine.
/ Pernilla the trainaholic
Tor and his hammer woke me up this morning and I was starting the day with breakfast in my bed waiting for the thunder and lightening to pass by Stockholm before I walked to the office covered by my umbrella size XL. Then the office day was over way too fast and I was walking back home again.
Afternoon turned into evening and the one and only 7th August of 2014 was getting closer to an end. I had no social activities planned today so instaed of doing nothing I went out for a 10Ker at my route 1A which covers parts of Kungsholmen. Also the run felt like a short story and I did not put to much effort into my workout. Time to turn the thumb up compared from the Tuesday run which was a tourture.
/ Pernilla the runaholic