Tuesday, 24 May 2016

14/25 May 21

The day is on the so-called "finish" for this time. Perhaps the best day since January 8 kl.21 back in the day so they got one more patient at Östersund Hospital.
It's a distant memory now, but has been frighteningly close in any way. Kidney stones with blood infection you should beware of!
Dag, Peja and me on our 23K-run.
However, the fact is that it is apparently not impossible to "get back" again. Have never doubted it but with MOVEMENT, GREAT FOOD, SLEEP and a SOCIAL NETWORK with amazing friends (both electronic and real), there is only one exit. Upwards and onwards!

Today was a special day. A little nervous because I accepted a run with two passionate runners full of inspiration and humility that can only be positive and inspiring.
There were apparently 23 km and some parts we were at a speed approx 40-90 seconds faster than I managed to do in a long time (around 5:15 min / km). It was tough at times but it's just to grab, bite the bullet and stick together. The body feels good and that feels really good.

Last Saturday, I ran 14.5 kilometers and told myself that it was only two such revolutions to as a marathon would be over. Today it was 23 km so now it was "only" a little less than one turn left.
Only 14 Running workout and I'm 100% sure that the Stockholm Marathon will be a positive experience.

If it is so that I managed to inspire anyone to anything any ONE SINGLE time I see it as something really big. Now I know even exactly how it feels. Thank Dag and Peja!
It is said that Dag was singing today. Probably due to my "beatbox spirit" (panting) at Spring Meet (cars and MC show. Spring means run in swedish) here today

Do not care if you think I'm nagging because I will continue to smile and say Hello! to those I meet anyway! I hope that everyone try sometime!

Take care and enjoy now in the evening. Self I rest for tomorrow even though it was meant two workouts today. Can be tomorrow instead. Instead, I chose a "massage machine" on my muscles.
My "massage machine" after some of my runnings ;-)
Easy, Light and Smooth!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

7-8/25 (run 7 and 8 out of 25 before Stockholm Marathon, June 4)

Today I ran actually two running workout. A mountainside while I was there and fixed with some small things and when I came home with my wife and my dog Elton.
After 2,5 mi downhill and then 2,5 mi uphill!

The one up in the mountain was a 2,5 mile downhill and then 2,5 mile uphill! Really hard when not been running for about 4 months. My body rehabs in the right way but it will take time to be back in the shape just before the injury.

Well, I keep my faith to my body and myself. I WILL BE BACK with full strength one day. I just know it!
I live in a beautiful place and I love it! :-)

Please take care and always smile and dare to say Hello! to strangers! :-)

Easy, Light and Smooth #ELS

Monday, 2 May 2016

What can You think..

..or do, when you can not run as usual? Well, really nothing more than what you can. Easy walks, drinking plenty of water and.. well simply wait.
I have been running but very slow and only about 5 times in 4 month...
Patience is tested in a similar way. to It´s like when running many miles where it is about the ups and downs all the time. Even when I haven´t been running I have been sending out and taken SMILES from all those refugees we hav here. Be cause I´m a human I also act with humanism!

Check this out if You want to se more of what I´m doing every Wednesday at 7pm "Känn dig som hemma!" (Feel like home!) I help an organisation called Hej främling (Hello stranger) with some running.

I have got a pipe between my kidney and my bladder for 6 weeks now. This was the second time in 4 month. Well, shortly I´ve been sick since January 8 until now.

But today the hospital called me and said: Ok, on Wednesday 1pm we will take the pipe out of You!
This was the words I've been waiting a long time for. The next step will be to test running workout and see if the organs, etc. work as they should.

I will write here every day. Until the Stockholm Marathon starts June 4!

Take care and remember to smile and say Hello! ALL You meet out there!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Slowly but surely... (before sickness)

Only a couple of hours with sun this time of the year.
... it goes a very positive way.

Just want to share som nice pics from my runnings before I was hit by a kidney stone and som blood-infection :-)

I have been asked: "Why do you run when you're injured?".
A very well-founded question! If you have an injury of any kind, running or not running-related, you can usually do other things. Cycling, strength mm.

And if I run, I do it with the motto #ELS (Easy, Light and Smooth). I keep constantly in pain threshold. Also, I use an ointment based Aloe Vera which increases blood circulation.

Elton, now 11.5 years, has always been an incredibly good and positive friend
on my running routes but also during walks.
Daring to peek around a corner can be rewarding!
An old barn now used as a shelter for cows in summer.
Old and fine crafts!
A lookout tower that was passed during one of my running routes
The Light in the tunnel ;-)
A great track from one of my runnings.

Always try a little smile and a Hello! Although you may not get as much out of it. Perhaps you may "make someone's day" with just your smile!

Easy, Light and Smooth!
Just passing by a birdhouse :-)
As You can see there is not much snow this winter, even if cold.

I´ve been sick...

...for 2 weeks now. No, not only a little cold. I had a kidney stone in my left kidney. Not very nice I can tell. And that this was not enough, I got a blood infection that did so I had to stay 13 days in the hospital and then sick-leave for another 1,5 weeks at home.

No running for at least 2-3 more weeks. Well, thats life. Nothing else to do than rest :-)
From one of my first walks after coming home from the hospital.
So tired after the walk with Elton but I could walk though!
Elton was so cute!
Almost he understood I´ve been sick.
He was waiting for me and did not tug at all.
No words!
Just so cool light and sky :-)
Well, there´s nothing I can do about it than rest. One positive thing, however, is my resting heart rate of 43 beats per minute. Not that bad for a 54 year old runner ;-)

Only a couple of hours with sun this time of the year.
I have been asked: "Why do you run when you're injured?".
A very well-founded question! If you have an injury of any kind, running or not running-related, you can usually do other things. Cycling, strength mm.

A smile in the forrest!
No, no birds was home ;-)
And if I run, I do it with the motto #ELS (Easy, Light and Smooth). I keep constantly in pain threshold. Also, I use an ointment based Aloe Vera which increases blood circulation. But course, the best thing is to rest!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Well, it was a few weeks ago I wrote. Christmas has just passed and the New Year is upon us.
I have been a little low in the run for almost two months now. Yes, I run but still have some problems with some abs. However, it is going in the the right direction and I do not go for the maximum of my capacity. It is #ELS all the time for me.

I still do run with my refugee-friends every Wednesday and wishes them all the best!
Friends mostly from Syria but also some Swedish friends.
One of those Wednesdays when we do run with our refugee-friends.
A great and happy hour once a week :-)
The image is blurred but the message is good;-)
I also have a new project with a good friend. We shall run from Östersund to my cabin in the mountains. There is a distance of over 100 miles, and we will pass over three mountain peaks. A day may well be sufficient.
Going to be a nice run I think and once again: No medal, no money, no... nothing!
Elton at  the cabin up in the  mountains,
the goal a 100 miles from where I live.
Ok, friends! Try to smile and say Hello! to everyone You may meet out there. What can happen? The chance something bad will come is much less than something good. Just... mathematics!

Always be happy and go Easy, Light and Smooth!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

18 days to X-mas.

Hello friends!

Still a bit injured but it´s on the right way so I´m happy anyway. I did about 15,5 miles (25km) with a great friend and it felt pretty good. The snow has arrived but it´s not that cold so running is still alright.

This week has been pretty cool I must say. I´ve got a great job teaching math and science. I have been running and done other nice things. Guess I´m privileged!

Me with some great friends.
A life without friends probably isn´t a life!
Me on that 15,5 mile-run (25,5km).
I´m going for next project. About 100 miles and as always:
No medal, No money no nothing but the adventure!
I have a lot of things but if I close my eyes it's not the things I see. There are experiences that I see.
If I were free to wish what I wanted, it's probably that all should feel that feeling of being free, have friends and be happy would be among desires.

My wish would be...

To be free,
to be wild
and just like a child.

And if I get lost,
I really don´t mind
cos I´m me
doing just fine.

Resting after my run in front of the fire. So cozy!
I made food today. Broccoli Gratin with chicken breasts. Yummy! In addition I have added the Christmas-herring today! 5 min and then it was done. Will be great on our Christmas-table.
So nice!
Well, as always friends. Take care, smile and dare to say Hello! :-)

Easy, Light and Smooth!