Friday, October 30, 2009

Also!

Am I the only one having problems with the new Nike+ site? I'm on a mac. You'd think they'd optimise an Apple related product for macs?

Yuck

Running was so heavy this morning too. But when you're done it's so great. And the only way to get back to smooth effortless running is to keep at it even when it's like this morning. Heavy. Gruesome.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's getting rougher, colder, darker

I went for a run this morning. I haven't been running for a while, Anders has been away. I've been battling something fluish and the kids have been all over. But this morning. So beautiful out. The first kilometer was awful, but then Lily Allen and I had a fine time together with the autumn sun.

Keep it up. Winter is approaching. Run with me through this dark, cold, dreadful period of the year! It's the only way to deal with it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meet the winners - Lina!



My foxy neighbor Carlina, Lina, brought home a double victory. She won both the Running into October AND the Fridays vs Sundays challenge. (In picture above, Lina transports herself in her favorite mode, by letting someone else do the running for her).

She stormed in to our bookclub last week, fuming cause someone had beat her to the win. Turns out that someone was herself!

My 12,6 kilometers seemed like they were all wasted when I thought they hadn't registered. I'm a competitive person. When I lose, I can get a bit bitter.

Where do you run?
Mostly in the forest, sometimes I run in the streets. And I've recently taken up running at the running track!

How far and how often do you run?
No matter what, I try to run 3 times a week. Since a few weeks back, I run at least 10 k each time I go running. It's taken me a year to run that distance comfortably.

What's your goal when it comes to running?
Getting in (even better) shape, to be by myself, to get some fresh air. To be honest I'd also like to get more of a long distance runner's body, but I think I have to let go of that goal.

What would you like to say to people who can't make it out the door?
Try to think of the running as a promise to yourself and a competition against yourself. Think of your body like a machine, your head just happens to sit on top of this fantastic running machine. And remember that you'll feel so much better once you're out running and even better when you're done.

THANKS LINA!

Monday, October 12, 2009

THANK YOU


For my b-day I wished for a pair of new running shoes. Anders gave these to me. SO happy.

I'd run a hole in my old shoes. For real! Then again, those poor shoes have carried me for more than 1000 kms. Time for a change!

Hässelbyloppet

Det gick sådär. 56.03. Jag är missnöjd, trodde jag skulle springa fortare. SÅ missnöjd att jag försökte få det till att den digitala tidtagningen kanske var fel. Jag är tydligen en sämre förlorare än jag trodde.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Någon som tänkt springa Hässelbyloppet?

Jag ska springa. Om du är anmäld men inte kan, hör av dig, jag har en kompis som behöver nummerlapp!

maila emi@lovegun.net

Monday, October 5, 2009

Meet the winners - Annika Ekdahl Nordh



Lovely Annika Ekdahl Nordh is one of my favorite moms at school and daycare. Her daughter My is one of Vanja's closest friends. Her son Max shares many things with Joel. Like right now, chicken pox. Annika is currently in Moscow at a wedding, but she'll be back soon.

Annika ran like crazy to bring home the victory.

How does it feel?
Great, thank you! I had really made up my mind this time. It was my turn to win.

What was your strategy?
To take the lead early on, and never let it go.

How often did you run? And how far?
As it turned out, I had to run more or less every day to keep up against Nikki and Clara. Mostly, I ran 7 km runs but every now and then I ran 12k and 6k too.

And now, how much are you running now?
Not much. My legs need some rest!

Congratulations Annika!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Battle of the blondes is over


Kylie knocked down the competition, easily. Personally I didn't pitch in a single km for anyone, not even Britney, my love.
Congratulations, Fifi J our favorite Scot running in Canada.

Friday, October 2, 2009

New challenge



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please make your profiles public. starting next challenge, I will only accept runners with public profiles.