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
I finished the halfmarathon here in San Diego today on a new personal best time. Okey, I do not care that much about a PB as long as I finish the 21Ks faster than my accepted time of 1:55:00 but it is still a bit fun to run better than before even though I did not do my outmost. The route was like a dream and it is one of the top races I have been running in my whole life. The americans know how to arrange events. After the finishline we received nicely designed sailing boat designed medals and champagne. Just the way I like it! I will write a race report at my utochspring.com blog but not today and not tomorrow but I will let you know when it is finished.
/ Pernilla the SD runner
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
Today’s Runday Monday was one of the toughest I ever been to. Or the reason can also be that I have been running quite a lot during the weekend. But as always it was lots of fun. After work I stopped by at home to change and today I also had time to grab an apple for snack before I jogged to Östermalms IP to meet up with all other Rundayrunners. One of the two sessions were going to take place in Humlegården and the other one in Liljanskogen. I picked the second one and I do not regret my choice. After traditional warmup we spent four minutes running up and down one hill. Then we took a short break before we we ran “all in pace” two minutes on another route, took an active break of 30 seconds, ran “all in pace” one minute times two. This we did three times. Lot’s of fun and lot’s of hard work. I was cheating a bit and did not do my outmost every time. Instaed I concentrated to do my very best on the one minute sessions and for hobby runners like me that is fine. I am not aiming for the Olympics or even some kind of record, just lifelasting training love.
When I came home and was finished in the shower I made a Monday Runday smoothie. Today I mixed frozen mango, kesella, one spoon of hard honey, some cocoa sprinkles and milk. The outcome was better than the smoothie where I added peanut butter since that one became very heavy although I just had a little.
/ Pernilla that is over and out after an up and down Monday
Nowadays it is smoothies everywhere. Here and here and here. Have I missed out some national smoothie day? Anyway, I am in a smoothie period right now and tonight after my evening run I made the best smoothie I ever made. The base was a frozen sliced banana, then I added one spoon of crunchy peanut butter that I imported from Whoolefoods in the U&S, a bit of raw cacao, one tablespoon of kesella and covered it up with milk before I mixed it. The result was absolutley awsome and I have to say that I drink it without topping which otherwise seems to be fashionable at this moment, but I have two straws. The stars and the stripes which also are US imports that I got ten years ago at Potterybarn.
And for you guys that have not had enough of US talks in my blog right now I would recommend a visit to my utochspring.com blog to check out how it is to run in snowstorm in Central Park. Did I meantioned that I miss the US&A?
/ Pernilla the US fan