Ever since I checked out from work on Friday I have had a vacation feeling. No real plans for two day except Midnattsloppet and a big fat sun shining in my face. Yesterday I trained yoga for 90 minutes, hanged out at the waters listening to pod casts and did nothing. Today I started the day with a walk around Kungsholmen after way too little sleep last night, during the walk I got the brilliant idea to bake cinnamon buns so I did that. Then I was hanging out in Vadaparken the whole afternoon and Stefan Löfven had his summer speech there. It was as cleaver as he is so the say. Now I have just ended this weekend with a class of Bodypump. It was quite boring and I had not that much inspo for lifting weights but at least I feel stronger. Thank you Stockholm for creating such a summer weekend that it felt like pure vacation at home!
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
I have not felt for eaten in the past months and for me it is normal when it is summer. Also my favorite meal breakfast becomes boring to eat so therefore I decided that this week I was going to shoot blog friendly pictures of my brekkies to have a mission with it. It didn’t increase my appetite or inspired me to spend more than minimal time in the kitchen but I have at least varied myself a bit. Here comes a lineup of items that I have begun my days with the last week:
My mission until next week is to create three different brekkies. Anyone who is in to the challenge?
/ Pernilla that is living the breakfast diet
First combat and then a big fat bomb into Brunnsviken. Sounds fab right? I guarantee it was! Once again I am a combat addict. Can’t help it. It is just so much fun that after every class I book a new one. It is good training aswell so I guess I could have had worse addictions like smoking weed.
Is what I call one of the training super combos. Before work I took off for a 9K run in Hagaparken. It was a beutiful morning and my legs where light weight. One kilometer as warmup in 5:30 pace then smash. The remaining 8000 meters in 5 pace. That has never happened before as far as I can remember. My morning runs are usually a part of my wake up so I am half asleep. A fab start of a fab average Tuesday I would say.
And after my officeday was over I headed for a yoga session. Not the most advanced stuff but I badly needed some stretching so fair enough. Now shower time and then back to number three off the Monday to Friday 7-17 in the office and some sports and socialization on top of that life. Comfy but less exciting life I would call it. Anyone else who has fallen into the same pattern?
/ Pernilla living the Monday to Friday life for a while
Yesterday I was doing something I have not done for ages, watched live soccer. AIK played against my favorite Stockholm team Djurgården at Friends arena so I just had to do the bucket list thing and watch a derby. Almost 40 000 spectators and it was lots of fun and I definitely have to be a more frequent spectator for live sports events. Before I watched games quite regularly but nowadays. Almost never. Except that Djurgården lost. Soccer is best watched IRL.