Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Complement your running with lifting weights

Fresh start

Recently, my nike+ thingie told me I ran 1km in 0 minutes and 12 minutes respectively, neither was true. I got a new set and recalibrated and now everything is good. but why does nike not let you count the calibration distances? so annoying.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

new challenge!

mail me at emi@lovegun.net if you want to be in on the next challege. starting monday dec 29. 

we were all too slow!

the challenge was over because we ran out of time!
meguchan, you're the winner!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rewards for running

Today I was having afternoon tea with friends at Grand Hotel. As we were about to leave, a young man came up to ask what I was doing that evening. Flattered, I told him I was about to go home to my family to play with my children and miraulously refrained from saying "my kids are almost your age". 

Afterwards, all I could think was: "I've got to keep up the running". 

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

lazy people

It's dark, so dark. In Sweden, you need to wear a headlamp to go running this time of year. Morale is very low. I went to the gym today, only ran 3 kms on the treamill, it was just too boring. Seems to be the same for the rest of you, with the exception of Meaghan. I guess I'll just see you running again after Christmas and your new new year's resolutions.

til then - I'm cheering for you.

Meet the winners - GURO!

Hot runner Guro is 27 and a political scientist. She lives with her boyfriend in Olso, Norway and works at TNS Gallup, in media research.
This is what she has to say to you, fellow runners.

How did you get involved in the runwithe challenges?
I am a fan from the Letters to Marc Jacobs-days. I was thrilled when you started blogging again, and I decided to give the Nike+gear a try. And it's so much fun. You're a good coach!

Have you always been a runner?
No, I started running in August. But I was sportif in my younger days.

Why do you run?
Because it feels great! And now I have talked so much about my newfound love for running to friends and colleagues, I have made it impossible for myself to stop.

How often do you run?
I run less frequently in wintertime, but I try to run twice a week.
When do you run?
After work. I am not a morning runner.
Do you run alone or together with someone?
I always run alone.

How far do you usually run?

About 10 km. The first 3 kms are the hardest.

What kind of shoes do you run in?
Some old Nikes, I will replace them during the January sales.

What music do you run to?
Nowadays I run to Mika, Kylie, REM, Kent, Depeche Mode and the Juno soundtrack. I downloaded some of the top ten powersongs, Eye of the tiger and Van Halen's Jump, but I got tired of them, it felt like such cliches. But one of them really works: Pump it by the Black Eyed Peas.

How do you beat the "I don't want to go running" moods?
I try to change my mindset into thinking that running is a reward in itself, but I am not at all there yet.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Megan, I can't keep up!

But will probably try to run and perhaps even tomorrow in order to catch up with you!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Enna, are you running with us

DO IT! sending you an invitation to join now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

kom igen

nu är det ju inte ens så kallt, bara grått.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


5 kms on the treadmill today. So boring and yet...good. Niki was with a bunch of ladies, as was I, in the company of Kate Perry and Britney.