Finally

This week lasted like one month! And at the same time, I haven’t have the time to think of something because it was full with things, meetings, travels, work and bad shoes. I was two days in gävle and one in örebro. I worked a lot but did interesting things and I acted like a teenager.

Explanation: I bought some new doc martens, since I know that there are really good shoes and I know I will have them a lots of time and so but I made the mistake to wear them at once to go to work. This was a newby misstate and now i have big pain on my feet. But soon, yes, soon, I will wear my new shoes and be able to run everywhere as if I was 15 again! I can’t wait to be in ljungby, haven’t met m since two weeks and it was veeeeery long. I hate that and I am very jealous of people able to live together and see each other every day. But for now, I am very tired so I will enjoy the train travel and sleep :)

Finland

A longer post will come later but for now, I’m back from a lovely week end in Finland. The only negative thing was M working and not being with me. More stories come later! Good night!

Old man

Thursday today. Crazy thursday as the radio said this morning. I don’t know for you, but i felt like the long night i had (18.30 to 06.00 this morning) helped me a lot to survive this day. We drove to Eskilstuna today and back at the office, i had the opportunity to discuss a little bit questions like the meaning of life and so on. This is not every day that i make it and honestly, it was a good thing, because when i make a summary of my situation, i am pretty happy. I just miss one thing very much and this is look at M the last thing i see before i fall asleep and the first when i wake up.

it is almost a whole work to find a balanced life and i have to admit that i wouldn’t make it by myself. I really need M and my familly and my friends around to make me feel like a whole. And my job of course, but somehow, i may growing old, i am not putting carreer as high as i was before. Maybe because i found other things with some sense everywhere else? I always wondered why older people always told you to take things easy. I thought it was because you get tired with the years, but actually, i noticed now (took me 30 years) that time is a good thing sometimes. (don’t read that M, 9 years apart are enough! move here! Now! ;) ) Somehow, the human brain is a slow machine and a complicated one as well. Happiness seems to be a state of mind where you find yourself in balance in the moving world. I am not sure you are moving that much when you are happy, i am at least willing to keep my breath and ask me “is this real? are all these good things happening to
me?”.

Anyway, tomorrow it is time for me to give blood, so i am off to bed and wish everyone a good night!

Listen to Old man now!

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things
that don’t get lost.
Like a coin that won’t get tossed
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn’t mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.

I’ve been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I’m all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.

Dead tired

I came back from uppsala tonight and after a tomatoe soup, I am lying in my bed with a news paper and a book. I guess I will fall asleep within 30min so let me say good night!

On the road

This is not the story of Kerouac but my life from today. I woke up a way to early to sit myself in a car and drive up to Stockholm. First meeting and a lots of people on the way. After a stop at Mc Donald, i drove to Västerås. I tested the warp from mc Donalds and honestly, it was good! I replaced the fries with sallad btw, so it felt really like a healthy lunch actually.

After the meeting in Västerås, i drove to Uppsala, i will have an early meeting there tomorrow morning so i needed to be on place.

I also used the gym and ran 6km, just to force myself to move a little. I need to use my gymcard as well, maybe on thursday if there is some interesting training.

For tonight, i think i will sleep pretty quick. Tired as hell!

Automn

Today was a day from automn, indian automn. A litle wind, sun and a lots of feelings for making it cosy at home. And i did.

I had a uncomfortable morning though. I had to begin the week with some hard discussion at work. It has been a long time since i had to make it and i had the whole night yesterday to think of it. Not really funny if you ask me but it went well. What scared me though is to see my planning for this week and the coming. Every single moment is booked and i hope it will work. I even tried to book for the laundry tonight, but i took a day wrong, like i had to wash my clothes yesterday. The next available time is on the 24th, meaning i will have to troll with my clothes somehow. Interesting to see how i will manage this since i am away most of the days but i will surely developp my creativ side!

I was at the gym today. Not to train, but to pick up a card with 10 times of training on it. I plan to make it once a week and to run too. Now that i managed 21km, i need to keep on running, else it will be as painfull as this summer, i am not sure that i want to register to another half mara for now, but it would be nice to be in shape somehow.

Ok, i made a pause for my dinner but now i need to pack my bag and put some order in the rest of my flat.

Have fun people!

On our way home

We had a nice Saturday evening with some family and went back home to the hotel pretty late. When I woke up this morning, I had hurting legs and was tired. How is it possible when I was running so slowly? We met some friends at hornstull for some breakfast and walked slowly back to the train station with some stops for a glass of wine or a coffe. It seems that I cannot make a log distance without stopping…. I am now sitting in the train with m and am a little sad dice we won’t meet each other during the two coming weeks. It will be long until September the 28th!

My version of Stockholm half marathon

Here we go. A day after the big run, i can tell you how it was. From my point of view.

It was a very sunny day and Stockholm was full of people ready to run 21,1km in a good mood. I had a good night of sleep behind me and i began to feel some excitment when i walked to the start, after a good bye kiss to M. I was feeling a little bit alone though during the warming up just under the castle. And it was warm. At 16.15, it was time for my group to begin the race. Everyone was starting a little to fast for me, so i let them run and i was holding my goal: to run this half mara between 1h55 and 2h00. I had 2 armbands with the time for each kilometers, so i was able to check myself.

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I lost the satelite connexion in the tunnel we first ran into and it was a way less good mood than between Copenhaguen and Malmö 2010. No one was clapping or screaming. Everyone was seriously focusing on running quick. For my part at this moment, i was focusing on the KM3,5: water. I needed water, it was a way too warm for me at this time. I finally arrived at the first drink station and i just found energydrink, so i took a glass of it, thinking i would better have had water but this energy drink may give me some energy maybe? The name cannot be too wrong?

I arrived at the KM5 and i was totally OK according to my goal with the time. I was feeling a little lonely though and i was missing music. I decided before the run not to take my mp3 with me because i wanted to enjoy the run but it was maybe a little wrong, since i had no friend running with me.

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I think it was around km6. At km8, my stomach began to say that it was not a good idea this half marathon, it was hurting and since i usually never drink energy drink, my stomach was also telling me that it was not very smart what i did at KM3,5. But i kept om running and tried to keep my goal.

When i ran through the KM10, i had the company of Mark Levengood, a famous people here in sweden and he was smiling really a lot and he is very tall, so i managed to run like 700meters with him but no more, he was making one step while i was making 3, so it couldn’t work. Here you got an interview of him after the race:

http://www.marathon.se/aktuellt/mark-och-henrik-ler-med-stockholm

At km10, i was also in the time. Pretty cool, but a really hurting stomach.

It was big to run so close to the swedish gouvernment but it was much bigger to stop to the toiletts under the castel after KM12. I really had to stop and i was thinking, that ok, one stop, i needed it, so i would loose some minutes but maybe i would be able to feel better after that.

Not.

I was really happy to find other toilets at KM15 and at this point, i had lost so much time that i decided to make the run for the fun, since i would not even beat my time from Broloppet (my first halfmara). I made a thirsd stop at km17 and after that, my stomach was better. I was able to enjoy the last 4 km, which i did not do neither in malmö och in Paris. M was around the castle but i missed him and i went through the goal after 2h13 of running.

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I am pretty dissapointed of my performance but now i know that i need about 14 km to get rid of an energy drink. Too bad to test it during this day, when the weather was optimal for a run and on this half mara, which was kind for the legs. No big upphill, some nice downhills. My legs hurt a little today, but it is surely because i did not streched after. I met M, who gave me a rose. This made me happy but not able to forget completely how useless it has been to have run almost 500km to prepare for this special run.

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almost at the goal

I don’t know if i will register another one. Right now, i feel more like i need to keep on running long, you never know when the next time will be.

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D day

It was a long evening yesterday. First dinner with friends and exhibition of photo of dead people in a garden. Thank you Sally Mann for the nightmares to come! Then I met my lovely M at the station and it was late so we went home. By home I mean a little hotel room closed to hötorget. We talked a little bit and slept a lot. It seems that the sun is up. We will soon meet a friend for lunch and then it will be up to me to be fit and successful for the challenge of the year!