This has been a superspeedy Tuesday filled with work, work, work and a workshop and worldclass spinningclass. I just finished packing my little bag for one week in sunny California and tomorrow I plan to fly SAS to Chicago and then further on with American Airlines to San Diego. I researched quite a lot about the most time efficient way to travel to San Diego and this route with the late SAS flight from CPH to ORD and then the AA flight is the best one in terms of timeefficiency because then you arrive in California at night the same day as you depart and it is more difficult to get jetlaged because when you arrive you are deadly tired. But now I am going to sleep so I am not jetlaged at work tomorrow.
It is a very important day today, the Sandra and Alexandra day and I was actually close to forget it until I read in Metro that there is a subway car that is named Sandra and has its nameday today. My middle name is also Sandra so after that I have thought about the “extra” acitivites as celebration activities in order to make the day more fun.
After work I had a 20 minute stop at my place to change from workoutfit to runoutfit and today I also got a glas of Tropicana juice and Dole pinapple for snack before I took off to the Runday session. It was good runenergy since it took me back to Lilljanskogen, one lap around in the forest and twice up and down the majority of the hills and back home again which turned out to be a distance of around 10 kilometers. I just love this winter. Totally in my style. No snow and mild. Can’t be better! Now I am going to finish up my dinner smoothie and watch one episode (or two) of House of cards.
/ Pernilla that wishes a happy Monday
I have never been a big enthusiast about movies and tv series but I do sometimes get a period when I watch a lot of things. This time I started my watchingperiod when I flew to Australia during christmas and after that I have seen a lot of tv. In Perth they had outdoor screening every evening and that was brilliant. The last month I have watched all seasons of Homeland which was the best I have seen in a long, long time, maybe in my lifetime, then a few documentaries about the olympics in Sochi, one documentary about a twin couple that got separated at the adoption center in China now lives separatley in Norway and US respectivley, then I have also seen some movies like Monica Z and I just watched The lucky one. I also started to follow the serie House of cards but I have to say that it is less interesting than Homeland, at least yet. Right now I am using netflix to watch with but I am missing subtitles in German because it is a very good way to practice german when you read the subtitles while watching the story.
/ Pernilla the tv junkie
As fun as I had last night out as much as opposite fun was it to wake up today. But after Sweden won the gold medal in the mens 4*10km crosscountry relay in the Olympics I decided to do something real with this day. Usually I feel better when I get out so I took my Sweden colored Adidas running jacket and went for a 10K run in Hagaparken. That was exactly what I needed. After a few kilometers I felt like a new person. On the way back I saw lots and lots of people from missing people and police cars in the park. Obviously they were looking for a 32 year old man that has been missing since 12th February. I really hope they find the guy!
When I was finished with my run I badly needed something real to eat since I only have been eating smoothies and yoghurt the whole weekend so I passed by Fabrique and got my favorite stownoven baked baguette. Then I also dropped by Hemköp Vasahallen to get Tropicana juice and the exclusive Skagenröra that is the one and only I eat outside of Smögen so now I am high on energy again this sunny super Sunday!
/ Pernilla having Sunday Sunday
The days in 2014 must have been shorter than the ones before. At least today has been. After breakfast I went out on a 10K run at my Pampas route and that was enjoyable all time. Then I had promissed mrs Bottne to visit her Shabam class at SATS St Eriksbron. Also that was a top notch activity. Superfunny and a true Saturday party. I was though not feeling like a graceful participant at all since the back of my legs were dead after Tursdays shape class. To refil my energy I cooked a new smoothie with pinaple, coco flakes, cinnamon and other stuff but the result was eatable but not stunning.In the afternoon after I have checked out and got impressed about what I have missed at the Olympics. Kalla and the other Swedish crosscountry skiiers are just amazing. Amazing. After I had vacumed internet about their achievment I arranged my vacation that will take place next week. Unfortunatley getting back from Seychelles seems to be an impossible mission if I want to go back before the beginning of March so instaed I will leave to the US West coast and San Diego! 28 degrees and sunny there as well so I am not sad about that either!
/ Pernilla having a sweet Saturday
Happy valentines day all near and dear ones! Although I have zero.zero partner to share this day with I am still celebrating it by thinking a bit extra about people that I like. And instead of going to a romantic date night tonight I will now go to a Bodycombat class if I have time enough to run from Atlanda express to SATS Sturep. otherwise I will go to a pump class at Hötorget. This has really been a super speeded Friday (and week) ever since it started so it will be great with a weekend consisting of wining and training.
/ Pernilla living in 200 km/h
As always when I travel with myself as company I met some interesting people when I was in New York last week. One of them was the head of the NYC chapter of the non-profit organization Back on my feet that I randomly started to talk to when I was running in Central park. It is a charity organisation that help people that are out of the socity to get back to a “normal” life with help of running. Pretty cool. We chatted for a while and I also talked to some of the guys in the New York chapter that just had been running a competition in Central Park. It was really interesting to hear their stories about how they went from living on the street to get a life with selfconfidence, work, social life and a running hobby.
I have checked out their website now and realized that it is actually a huge organization and that have grown pretty fast to a national one after starting up in Philadelphia in 2007 by a 26 year old running fan. She was running by a food center and one day she got the idea to run with the people that needed food instaed of running by them. Although it is very American with charity projects and voluntary help I am really impressed about what the organization has done so I wanted to spread the word.
/ A travel story from Pernilla