Posts Tagged ‘running’

Wow.. I have had a great day today!

Started the day with baking for two friends who’s kids are on their way for summer break. Happy days indeed. A couple of Rhubarb Cupcakes and a chocolate cake called “Kärleksmums” directly translated that would be Loveyummies.. hehe.

Rhubarb Cupcakes

Yummie (hopefully) vanilla cupcakes with rhubarb frosting

Just when I began my baking the handyman came and fixed our water heater! Yeay! While I was in the kitchen I also whipped together a huge batch of meat sauce for future yummienes. Very proud of myself.

As if this was not enough awesomeness from me, I also got my rear out of the couch.. (reading a very nice book at the moment) and went for a 5 k jog. Woop woop on me or what.. and what was I rewarded with when I came back home? The first hot shower since we bought the house!! Lovely!


Yup.. I was, am pretty surprised over my win over my mind.. hehe.. I didz it! pew pew.














Now it is time for bed.. kitteh is waiting, just a bit annoyed with hubbie being away and me not being in bed already. Worthless human!


Go to bed already you stupid human!


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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!


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.


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!


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Yesterday was a good day (now that I look back on it anyhow). However one thing is now plain for me to see, my brain is right now my worst enemy. I have a huge devil up there that is trying to convince me to relax, have a rest, you did a workout yesterday and now you are sore so don’t do anything today and on and on it goes.

Hubbie stated that he felt like going for a jog, and we have a mutual agreement that if any one of us wants to do that, then the other should follow, so that we can support each other. My legs were killing me and my brain said lazy stuff, but I but on my running shoes and off we went. Oh boy was this one of my worst rounds ever! I got so frustrated with my negative attitude that I at one point wanted to cry (I din’t though). After the toughest hill I screamed like a crazy lady to get rid of some frustration, at that point I could have hit someone. However bad I tried to get the right mindset I just couldn’t do it. All that went through my head was “Why are you even trying? You know that you shouldn’t work out too much, you will only get injured. Be careful, think about your allergies.” And so on.. it was driving me insane, after the scream it got a bit better for a while and I used my anger to just push through for a while, off course causing me to feel a bit of pain in one of my knees (no worries though) but it was nice.. just to be able to channel your energies into a more effective run. But boy was it hard and boy is this struggle far from over.

I do believe that it is the little slacker within me that is fighting for survival, I so want to get my healthy life back after years of it being away.. and my little slacker is not so happy about that. But I shall continue this and I shall prevail and live happily ever after! Yup I will!

The best part about the run yesterday was that it became so obvious for me that this is my main challenge right now.. my darling little pea brain. It makes it easier somehow, it gets me to focus on that and not on anything else. I know I can run, I know that I can push through… but right now I truly have to focus on getting the right mindset. In order to continue my mental workout I eagerly (and with a lot of dread) jumped on Lisa-Marie’s (from BodyRock.tv) challenge of no sugar for 14 days. Managed the first day yesterday..

On the whole, I am proud of myself, which is a nice feeling. (I didn’t even have a late night snack when I got home from work yesterday.. had a banana at work around 22.00 and the straight to bed at home! Pew pew on me!)

Pretty much sums it up I think!

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Great running music

This is by far my favorite track to listen to while running.. perfect for those long tiring ascents….

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