It has been a bit quiet here the last couple of days but I have been writing so many emails at work that my brain has been empty of words during the evenings. I can though report that the alp run was exactly what I needed when it came to my training motivation. Before that it has been up and down with it since Stockholm marathon but now, I wanna do sports all the time. On Tuesday I was sick (and worked from home) so no sporty day, Wednesday I felt better but was all out after a day at work so I just went for a 10K walk. Yesterday I stepped up one step further and ran 5K and walked 6 plus did some abs workout. This morning I ran 9K before work in Hagaparken and I felt that I needed some more movement after a day at the office so I visited SATS Odenplan for afterworkout in the gym. 60 minutes of upper body workout. I really feel that I am in a big training flow at the moment. Next week I will travel somewhere and I already know that the theme will be sports and beach. I just have to decide destination also…
/ Pernilla in a training flow
Stockholm fashion week is ongoing and in every magazine I read or blog I look into there lots of pictures showing awesome creations to wear. I also love to wear nice clothes and I have to admit that I am also driving the fast fashion industry forward by purchasing a bit too much clothes just because I like them. Not really need them. When I was going to write my bachelor thesis I first started off writing one about the fast fashion industry but it was not good enough according to what I thought so I changed topic. Still my interest for the fast fashion industry remains and when I saw the documentary about the fast fashions industry “True cost” I got hooked. I have always been interested in work relations in developing countries and mass production of garments and this documentary gave a briefing of nice to know in the area. Although I was aware of many things they said it was really, really good and made me once again think about the consequences of our western society consumption. So friends, take your time and enjoy this movie.
/ Pernilla in thinking mode
Likewise having the next trip planned when you get home from one I regard it as important to have other challenges planned to motivate myself keep on training. It took me about 36 hours after finishing Matterhorn Ultraks until my bookingfinger itched and I pressed the button for my next major challenge. The Authentic Athens Marathon. 41 195 meters of running between Marathon and Athen in November. It felt like a great decision at once. The timing is good, Athens is a destination I want to visit and what is more historical than running a marathon from Marathon? I am at least excited about it and 74 Days to go until race time!
/ Pernilla looking forward to Athens Marathon (picture borrowed from the race page)
32 kilometers of trail running/hiking in the Swiss alps is what I have accomplished today. It was fab. But tough. As it should be so to say. It started with 10 tough kilometers from 1650 above sea level to 2300 meters. Just up and steep so here we talk about hiking. Then down at a really fun trail through a village and with some tough stony parts where I was to afraid to run so I hiked down. Then up again to the peak at 2600 meters. The climb was very tough and since I knew it was 12 downhill kilometers left it was durable. I was extremely thirsty and some super nice hikers gave me a sip from their camel back. Much much appreciated. It was all great with fantastic clear blue sky and brilliant scenery at Matterhorn the glaciers and valleys. I was not bringing my camera today but it was postcard views all around. A race to put on your memory of you like ups and downs and magic views. I don’t know how long it took since the battery at my watch runned out and there are no results yet. But well, time is not that important for me when it comes to trail runs!
/ Pernilla that love adventures
Good morning! I promised to shot pics on more nice breakfast eats so here comes yet some creations that I have made up this week. Some nicer than others.
Granola, blueberries, strawberries and my new addiction Kefir raspberry.
Crackers with philly cheese and turkey together with yoghurt and cinnamon.
Raspberry Keifir and tunnbröd with cheese, turkey and cucumber.
Three times fab brekkies. Now I am on the way to Swiss and what they are excellent at making in that country is breakfasts so probably I will have some great ones there aswell!
/ Pernilla the breakfast junkie
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