The capital of Scandinavia keeps on delivering superb summer weather. Today I woke up with the worst kind of muscle pain in my neck (from the swimming yesterday) and lower back from the combat. I had no other choice than facing it. After brekkie I biked to work, had a day filled with meetings and then home and off to an amazing session of yoga at Luxparken at Lilla Essingen. I got more or less stretched out after 90 minutes of great flows. Right now I just love yoga! Then I biked to ICA Maxi and got some well needed things for the upcoming Zermatt adventure that starts tomorrow. I am really looking forward to be there but the trip is quite long, first a SAS flight to ZRH and then three hours of train. At least the Swiss trains are running compared to SL/SJ. Now I have to finish packing my stuff then an early morning awaits tomorrow.
/ Pernilla getting ready for Swiss
It is official! SAS will start flying from Stockholm to Los Angeles in March 2016 and Copenhagen/Oslo to Miami. Fantastic news that reached us all yesterday. Suddenly Hawaii feels close by and my beloved Miami is an armlength away. This will be fab. Totally fab. Anyone who wanna join for a tour next year?
/ Pernilla loving Florida beaches (picture from sasgroup)
Boom. All of a sudden it was also time to close the book for Wednesday the 19th of August. I had almost not time to reflect over that the day had started before it now is time to go to bed again. What is happening? My wise dad once told me his idea why it feels like the time runs faster when you get older. He said that things you already have seen or explored they are just passing by why new experiences needs to be reflected over and then it feels like the time goes slower. So what has my super fast Wednesday involved? First swimming training with Runday at Vanadisbadet. That was super fun. The I was at the office for the 20th workday in a row. Some kind Of record the last year. As afterworkout I went to SATS and tried the new combat, but sorry, not my cup of tea. It was legs, legs, legs and more legs training. Boring. I hate legs training. But I will give it a second chance because I love combat! Now over and out for today and I am going into sleeping mode soon.
/ Pernilla summing up the Wednesday
Some Mondays are so to say a little bit better than others. Yesterday was one of those. First work and then comeback at Runday Monday. The training session was great. First traditional Runday warmup and then intervals. 400 meters times three, 1000 meters and finally 200 meters times four. There were loads of runners at Karlberg and the atmosphere was as always great!After the training me and some other Runday:ers had decided to go swiming so we headed to nearby Hornsbergsstrand and cooled off. It was just an awesome evning so quite a good decision. Then we planned on having BBQ but was to lazy for that so we went to Texas Longhorn instaed. I had a glas of wine and we sat there chatting way too long so today I am a bit tired. But it was all worth it! A better version of Monday I would call it.
/ Pernilla the Monday lover (pic. above borrowed from Runday)
Last evening was my third time running Midnattsloppet in Stockholm. All around Söder felt like a huge running party and I love the atmosphere in this race. It is not a PB run due to the huge crowds, the route with X number of turns but it is one of my favorite races. Somehow although I was just going to run for fun I was a bit nervous about it when I biked over to the S-island. This year I had a quite good startgroup, 2b and although it was supposed to be 45-49 mintutes runners there I understood quite fast that a lot of people had overrated their capacity. I was counting on 48-49 minutes but all the way around the course I was passing other runners. I had a great feeling in my legs the whole way and I was not really tired when I crossed the finishline after 10 energy filled kilometers. The last two kilometers I had terrible cramps in tummy so I could not finish the way I liked to do. From this run I take with me the five star experience, the great feeling in my legs and that I finished at an acceptable time. So many people out cheering, lots of bands playing and music all around. I just love this commercial fun run races like this one. Mission completed and if possible I will get back next year!
/ Pernilla the Midnattsloppet lover
Yesterday was one of the best kind of summer Friday’s. I kicked off with an 8K run in Hagaparken before work, had a good day at the office including Friday Fika, biked home and picked up my Midnattsloppet race gear before finishing drinking rose and chilling at Hornsberg with a dear friend talking about all and everything. A freaking fab Friday I would say. The sun is shining so let’s the remaining part of the weekend follow the same pattern!
/ Pernilla having yet another Sthlm weekend