Inspiration has struck thanks to a few different bloggers, mainly Kimberly at Manifest Yourself. I’m talking about my training. I want to make myself more accountable on here by posting about my training on a weekly basis. And the added bonus is that it gives me a record of my progress. Welcome to Training Tuesday. Last Monday: An easy session – I had not trained much the previous week and my shoulder was giving me some trouble. A mixture of barbell push presses (10kg), barbell front squatsRead More
The Tunnel Run is in nine days. NINE days. That’s all. And in the past two weeks, all I’ve managed is two disastrous runs. I got angry with myself and then felt sorry for myself and then I called up N for a pep talk. You see, N is doing the Tunnel Run with me, and we have something in common: husbands who are both running the race as well and who are both competitive types. I’ve been winding myself up about this 10k run forRead More
Since the first rule of CrossFit is always to talk about CrossFit, I am going to do just that. Apologies to all those who don’t like it… On Monday, I actually had a good session, unlike the past few weeks’. The overhead squats (15kg and 20kg) felt easier than they have for a while, the practice pull-ups were tough but I succeeded (despite having weakened so much that I can no longer do a pull-up unassisted) and even the bike went okay. And this was aRead More
I‘ve published a new guide on Jauntful – this time, a guide to Sporty Stockholm: where to get active in the city and a few spots to visit afterwards. I’ve already published two other guides on the site: one to fika spots in the city and another to children’s activities in Stockholm. I think the site is a great resource for what to do in different cities and the guides print out perfectly onto A4, which means they are easy to carry around with you.Read More
June has been something of a mixed month for us with celebrations, CSS code, cakes, cycling and sickness. I started the month with a facial and the good intention of sticking to a skincare regime (just don’t ask if I really have stuck to this – I blame the pox…) I also started getting ready for the Color Me Rad run in Stockholm and completed the race (but not in the best of times).
One thing that I did not mention with my post on Color Me Rad was my time for the race. It was actually an untimed event, but still we checked how long it had taken to run the 5km course. And it seems I need to get on with my training. I had been aiming for under 30 minutes. It took 36 minutes. There are a few excuses that I could give (we started at the back of the group, everyone slowed down to aRead More