Thursday, 21 November 2013

216 days left to the St.Olav´s relay...

... and yesterday I was with my wife and dogs (Adam and Elton) to our lodge up in the mountains. On the news they said last Friday that it was storm coming up in the mountains. Well, we had to go anyway to fix for the winter. Firewood, water, etc. must be done anyway. It was a bit cloudy Saturday morning but the sun was coming more and more along the trip.
Elton to the left and Adam to the right :-)
Normally we have snow right now but instead there is about 50F (10°C)!? Well, world is upside down I think. It is also likely that this is why we have some extreme storms, hurricanes and typhoons around the world... Wind is partly due to pressure and temperature changes, and to some extent are humans the cause of it. Well, we didn't have that extreme winds around our place. More problems up north and in the mountains (we live down in a valley). One can get feelings one is very little in universe, or on earth, when Mother Nature is a little bad :-)
Some reindeers on the road :-)
We have a lot of reindeer in the area and the problem is that they like to be on the roads. Accident happens but not very often fortunately. I like them because of their properties to survive in very hard conditions. Like Flexirun... ;-)
Well, wasn't sure if I should publish this.
Frozen moose-shit!
Couple of hour old just behind the lodge...
When up in the mountains, after my runnings, I love to take a great sauna. I heat it up on wood which is so great and almost like yoga for the soul. Down below you can see the nice view I got when take a bath. Yes, I'm a lucky guy! :-)
The sauna that me and some friend helped me to build.
The great backyard of the lodge. Just forrest and wilderness. Sometimes you'll see a moose or some deers sneaking around.
The backyard.
Elton and me did a so called Moon-run because the sunset was already done... Well, at least we did one turn up on the mountain behind the lodge. About 1,5 miles straight up ;-) Magic in the moon-light I'll say! No, Elton did not begin to howl! There is moose, reindeer, deer, bear, wolf and lynx around... Well, no I'm not afraid when out there but instead I have a great respect for nature and what's in there. The most scary is... humans! Never forget that, but at the same time humans are awesome :-)

Well, friends! Don't forget to take the chance to say Hello and Smile a little when out running. Make someones day! :-)

Easy, Light and Smooth!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

223 days left to the St.Olavs race...

... and I will write a little about last weekends running.

Saturday, November 9
Today I was thinking of a great run. About 20 miles. Well, a lot of things happened that disturbed me. Nothing that I could do anything about but the time just flow away from me. I woke up at 10 am and half the day was gone and so where my 20-miler... Did some other things instead that also was important. Don´t think I didn't run this day! Oh, no! I did some great hills instead :-) I was absolutely mad out there. Up and down, up and down. I did 5 hills and a total of about 6 miles. Exhausted but satisfied!
After 3 hills and 2 more to go...
The old tower from 1172 - The Castella -

Sunday, November 10
My children celebrated me on Father´s Day today. And the gave me a very nice cup and some chocolate for present. Thank You so much children! :-)
I did a great run for 11 miles and it felt great in my whole body. Perhaps just a little tired because of some hard runs earlier in the week but that's ok. I'm a kind of guy that always take a harder way before the easy one.
If it's windy, it's better to run against the wind at the end when you're tired than at the beginning when you are refreshed!
First snow and the forrest is white and green. 

Tracks from the very seldom... Flexirun!

There was great views along the run.
Over there you can see the town Östersund and my friend.... The Great Lake!

Remember to say Hello and Smile to everyone you might meet out there friends! Perhaps you will make someones day really positive!

Easy, Light and Smooth!

Monday, 4 November 2013

233 days left to the relay...

... and all of last week, I was free and could run pretty much. It was 55.55 miles and a lot tougher workouts at higher speeds than usual. Think it starts to come off properly now :-)

Well, as said before I did a lot of so called quality-pass when I run faster, hills etc.  Don't worry! I also did some nice #ELS-runs (Easy, Light and Smooth) when running much slower than usual. The endurance will be great with those runnings.

It's autumn here, almost winter, so I'll give you some pictures from yesterday's run.. A great run at 11,58 miles :-)
Me after just about a mile... Feeling good!
Sometimes I listen to music when running and American Native music is great!
I passed a stone quarry on the road.
One meter of the mountain is the same as a million years!
Almost only black and white outside now...
Just beautiful!
You may not see it but it is one mile uphill.

Perfect place for moose...

Just so great!
Ice on the creeks...
Sometimes on my run, when higher up, there was snow on the road.
It is an old firing range that I run at sometimes. Here's a scrapped tank...
Couple of miles straight road...
Good for your mental training!
Another great view on the run.
It's dark at about 15:40 now so better to run back home.
Just a few miles from home, I met both humans and horses. It was extremely nice people who visited refugees and let the kids enjoy riding. A credit to people who care about others!
Well, never say it's impossible! Try to say Hello and Smile to the ones You meet out there!

Easy, Light and Smooth also makes You Fast!