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Habit

habit

With risk of repeating myself but I strongly believe in this!

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Possibility

Yesterday when I spoke to my sister she revealed to me that she was just on her way to the gym to buy her membership for the summer. She had had a realization that she was not in her best form ever (to put it mildly) and thus decided to go back to working out. Cheers for my sister and i applaud her. Anyways during our conversation we began to talk about how to change our habits and I came to think about this book that i listened to and that I really love. It is called “The power of Habit” and is written by New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg. The book gived hope to all of us who sometimes feel as if we are victims within our own life, you can change if you want to.

I found this interview with Charles Duhigg, it’s a little over 30 min long but well invested time for sure.

 

Finally

The inspiration has come to me and hubbie. Last week when we came round and started the wonderful journey back to a healthy life!

I am one of those who need a purpose with what I am doing, it is actually really important to me and I find it really hard (if not impossible) to get myself to do something if I don’t have a clear goal with whatever i am doing. So during dinner at Mr T’s parents we (or if it was a fika?) sat and talked about participating in various races, Mr T’s sister had participated in “Vårruset” and finished with a better time than she thought she could, resulting in her upping her training a bit and feeling (i presume) great! I instantly got an urge to list myself for a race just to have a set goal to work towards.

I have been talking about doing another try at Lidingöloppet, a 30 km terrain run in Stockholm, next autumn, but that is just too far away! So I started looking into different races and found Salomon Trail Tour that consists of 15 different races throughout Sweden. I won’t participate in all of them but has my goal set on running 6,5 or 10 km in Sundsvall on the 7th of August. I haven’t quite made up my mind yet, and has set that date for the 1st of July, that’s when I have to decide. Yeay!

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So last week I broke into my new lovely Icebugs that I finally bought after more than a year of longing! And I love them, no more slippery slope when I struggle up all those hills that surround us, it’s sooooooo nice. Did I mention that I love the shoes? I actually had a pair of Salomon shoes before, but i wore the rubber “spikes” out so I have them as a second pair now.. still love them.

icebug

A great shoe! Just saw that it is on sale at Sportamore so go there and buy it if you love running in the terrain!

My easily achievable goal for June is to have run a total of 50 km this month. I might have set the goal a bit too low, but i really want to give myself the boost of achieving my goals easily now when I start running again. It feels great so far. I strongly believe that one should try and find all the different tools possible that you find will help you to achieve your goals. I use an app called Runkeeper to keep track of my rounds and easily see my progress. Another app that I probably will use more later on, not really in the mood now, is Zombierun. A fun app where you run as part of a game and you are chased by Zombies! So this time I really will succeed!

 

On the road again..

I am back home after a couple of days on the road. Well almost a week actually.

We started out with a celebration of Mr T’s sisters son who graduated. Wohoo.. and he did it with good grades and all, I like! Unfortunately I was enjoying myself so much that i totally forgot to take some photos. But on the other hand, sometimes it’s just very nice to relax and go with the flow a bit.

On th 6th of June we celebrated Sweden’s National day with a trip to the summer house and an outing to Nordvik agricultural school. Found loads of stuff that I wanted for our garden, but both me and hubbie were good and we didn’t buy anything (except for a goat cheese, but it was tiny and it vanished at lunch so it can’t possibly count?). We are trying to focus on getting what we already have in order, not too easy being sometimes two very lazy people. Happy… but a bit too comfortable perhaps?

Anyways, now i am back home after having dropped my husband of at Ulvö Hotel were he is finding some inspiration in the kitchen for a short while. He looked like he would be enjoying himself a lot on that island. I stayed for a night, found a great path in the woods that I took a run through… wonderful! Not as hilly as it is back here.

Today I have been trying a new recipe for vanilla cupcakes that I will make for a friend who’s child is finishing first grade in school. I will make vanilla and rhubarb cupcakes for Friday, she will pick them up on Thursday.

The recipe worked fine so I have just enjoyed a cup of coffee and a muffin (with some orange curd on top).

Life is pretty good.

Vanilla muffin

A job with a view

Even when the weather isn’t all that good, the Åre valley still look amazing. This is part of the reason why we moved here!

I love it!

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