Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I went for a run this morning. I haven't been running for a while, Anders has been away. I've been battling something fluish and the kids have been all over. But this morning. So beautiful out. The first kilometer was awful, but then Lily Allen and I had a fine time together with the autumn sun.
Keep it up. Winter is approaching. Run with me through this dark, cold, dreadful period of the year! It's the only way to deal with it.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My foxy neighbor Carlina, Lina, brought home a double victory. She won both the Running into October AND the Fridays vs Sundays challenge. (In picture above, Lina transports herself in her favorite mode, by letting someone else do the running for her).
She stormed in to our bookclub last week, fuming cause someone had beat her to the win. Turns out that someone was herself!
My 12,6 kilometers seemed like they were all wasted when I thought they hadn't registered. I'm a competitive person. When I lose, I can get a bit bitter.
Where do you run?
Mostly in the forest, sometimes I run in the streets. And I've recently taken up running at the running track!
How far and how often do you run?
No matter what, I try to run 3 times a week. Since a few weeks back, I run at least 10 k each time I go running. It's taken me a year to run that distance comfortably.
What's your goal when it comes to running?
Getting in (even better) shape, to be by myself, to get some fresh air. To be honest I'd also like to get more of a long distance runner's body, but I think I have to let go of that goal.
What would you like to say to people who can't make it out the door?
Try to think of the running as a promise to yourself and a competition against yourself. Think of your body like a machine, your head just happens to sit on top of this fantastic running machine. And remember that you'll feel so much better once you're out running and even better when you're done.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Lovely Annika Ekdahl Nordh is one of my favorite moms at school and daycare. Her daughter My is one of Vanja's closest friends. Her son Max shares many things with Joel. Like right now, chicken pox. Annika is currently in Moscow at a wedding, but she'll be back soon.
Annika ran like crazy to bring home the victory.
How does it feel?
Great, thank you! I had really made up my mind this time. It was my turn to win.
What was your strategy?
To take the lead early on, and never let it go.
How often did you run? And how far?
As it turned out, I had to run more or less every day to keep up against Nikki and Clara. Mostly, I ran 7 km runs but every now and then I ran 12k and 6k too.
And now, how much are you running now?
Not much. My legs need some rest!