Monday, August 31, 2009

The winner! ALL BOW TO QUEEN ISABELLAH!























Here's the Tjejmilen winner, the incredible Isabellah Andersson who ran her 10k in 33.49 minutes. She gave birth in January. Just look at her, she's so awesome. I almost broke down crying when running, thinking about the 26 000 women out running, using their bodies the way it's built to be used, unrestrained by repressive notions of how women should behave and move. The sound of freedom pattered with 52000 feet. It was impressive. And frustratingly crowded.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ny chans!

Jag, Lina och Maja tänker springa Hässelbyloppet också. Fler?

Before and after
















Before, getting ready.















After. The green writing on my arm is a "GO MOM!" message from Vanja.
The Tjejmilen race was good and frustrating. I'll write more about it tomorrow. Also: So happy Maja was able to complete the race. The quartet turned into a duet. Next year, new chance!

TJEJMILEN

TODAY'S THE DAY! I'm off to the races.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

And then there were none?

Tjejmilen på söndag och av vår ursprungliga kvartett Buns of Steel är 3 av 4 utslagna pga löparknä, sträckning och halsfluss. Jag får försöka hålla fanan högt. Allt för BoS!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Walking vs Running

I don't really think one is better than the other. But in these challenges, you have to pick one.
I'm starting up a walk with e-challenge. mail (subject:walk) me to join
emi@lovegun.net

I'm out the door


































Ready! Gone! Also, how cheesy is this post? The lengths I go for you. But if I was reading your blog I would ask for proof that you'd really run. As staged as these pics are, I did go running. And it was good.

Important question

Should I start a "Walk with e" too? For walking only?
Would you be interested in that?

What do you say all ye pregnant, tired, injured people?

Running with mummies

Only a few days to go til Tjejmilen. I ran 12.3 kms on Sunday to get ready. It was raining, but it was nice. I was running listening to my favorite egyptologist Barbara Mertz' book Tombs, temples & Hieroglyphs.

It was longer than I usually run. I was sore. But tjejmilen will be fine.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bridget's a much better runner than anyone thought!

Anna Karenina falling way behind.
Martha probably too busy divorcing, marrying, thinking and working to run right now.
Jane Eyre is quite impressive. Good for you, mr Rochester.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An amazing running woman























Did you see Sanya run? It was poetry in motion.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rekindling an old flame

This morning I woke up, intent on going running. It was 6 am. It was beautiful out. I put on my training gear and went outside but did not run. For the first time in about a year, I went for a brisk walk instead. I even found a golden coin, worth 10 kr, about a dollar. It's now my lucky coin.

Walking used to be my everything, I was always a walker. Then running swept into my life and made me forget all about walking.

Walking was my first love. I love it still. I might be doing a little more two timing over the next few months.

Do you walk? Or just run?

ps. No walking in run with e though. Running only. I wasn't using the Nike+ kit.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jane Eyre runs like a maniac.

Martha Quest quite the athletic type too, who knew? Bridget not last not first.  Anna Karenina, supported only by me, far behind the rest of you. I thought I'd go running tonight, but it's so windy out there. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Reading tip























Heidi Swanson (of 101 Cookbooks), who runs with us at times, asked if I'd read "Born to Run". I hadn't but proceeded to do so, or rather listened my way through it, as I ran. 

It was so entertaining, perhaps you'll like it too. 

A word of warning: It will most likely cause you to start running barefoot or at least buy those weird Vibram FiveFingers.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Core training with babies -The bitch
















This one is often called the plank, but we call it the bitch because that's what it is.
Stand like so and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat with the other arm. People will feel sorry for you and might kiss you.





I've heard people can do this with their arm straightened. I can not fathom doing that.

Core training with babies -Gotta go on the cross
















We all know it must have sucked to be nailed to a cross. Now to add to injury, imagine you really had to pee but still had some sense of vanity in that hopeless situation. That's what this exercise is like, but somehow your legs have managed to escape the nails and are able to swing from side to side while your upper body stays put and arms stretched to each side. It's hard! Once you've mastered it, try doing it with straight legs! 
















No one, not even superheroes will help you. 

Other people call this exercise the pendulum. What do they know.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Core training with babies -The bridge
















This one is called "The bridge". Lift your bum like so and hold it for 30 seconds. Repeat 5 times.















An alternative would be to carry out the exercise like this. We call it potty training.
















If you want to be a show-off like my brother, try lifting one leg in the air and hold it hold it hold it.

Core training with babies -Superman
















This exercise is called Superman or Superdad. 

Lift both arms and legs and hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat 5 times. If this hurts, try the easy way and lift just one arm and one leg at a time (right leg and left arm and vice-versa).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

run again




Then after this, we'll run for the funny men again.

challenge over almost before it began

I made a huge mistake, didn't see it said first team to make it to 30 measly kms. Let's start over!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Up next?

Just a quick comparison - gear


















Summer running vs. winter running. That white thing next to my shoes?
My socks. As you can see, my shoes serve me all year round.