Monday, 31 October 2016

A hard week...

is done! Yes, I know it´s a new week today but I had no time to write last week. To much work and to much running perhaps ;-)
Me waving Hello!
(The Shadow)

Me and the road... and some horses :-)
 Well, it really feels good in my body now but sometimes I can be a little tired and it feels a bit strange. The most important is to drink a little bit more water than usual so my kidneys don´t have to work harder than needed.
Well, X-trail!
I did two quite hard hill-runnings  and then two #ELS-runnings (Easy, Light and Smooth) last week (w.44). Felt good but I must drink a lot of water though.
"All Along the Watchtower" ;-)
Wednesday evening I did run with my asylum friends from Syria, Afghanistan etc once again. SO FUN! they really do progress and we did great hills together.
Clear water after half the run.
Check out the yellow cup!
I also met som friends who inspired me to do a great run up in the forrest. No bear, moose or deers this time but a great weather!
Take care and smile. Say Hello! to the one You meet out there. Be happy when go to sleep!

Easy, Light and Smooth!
/Flexirun :-)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The past week...

 ...was full of events.
Run by myself, running with asylum seekers and consider the nature of change due to the fall.
It´s really a great season I think. So high, clear air and incredible nice colors.
Wednesday I did run with my asylum friends from Syria, Afghanistan etc.
On Wednesday evening (2016-10-19) it was running with my refugee friends up on the shuttle accommodation stew. Is always fun and and rewarding. A while ago, a journalist from Runners World came and ran with us. Fun!

So, once a week I run with refugees which is very inspiring and really helps me to focus on my goal summer 2017. A +100 miles on asphalt, dirt roads, trails and trackless terrain over two mountain is waiting. Still, I can not say exactly where the goal is but the start is where I live! ;-)
From one of my runs this week.
Wrote a little about a condition called "Runners High" on Facebook . Interesting that with emotions.
Emotions are what usually guide us in various ways. Others can see how your emotions control you. And yet it is not really okay to show emotion in today's world ... Or?

Well, last Saturday I ran a trip on the so-so 80 minutes. I ran myself, as I often do, but met some friendly souls on the road cheering happily. Although the goshawk who came rushing along the "All Along The Powerline" (power line up in the forest) waved cheerfully her wings. Saw it clearly! ;-)

Passed some cool things. Big and small. It's actually not how big something is to determine if there is.. BIG. Take the little leaf with frost crystals eg.
See, some crystals called snow.
Well the fall is here but kind of beautiful anyway.
Return to "Runners High", or the defense tower as it is popularly called, so I passed it, as usual, on the way home. Arises not running feeling you can pass there instead.
The feeling, starts by the way, come back and it just feels so good :-)
The Castella or in swedish Kastalen.
The tower from 1172 they say.
Soon it is time for other shoes! As with car tires this time of year it is good with studs. Slipping not but take it easy, light and soft (#ELS) during the construction period that lies ahead. Perhaps the best time of the season as runners. Build-up time!

Now, take it a little cool and smile a little bit to save energy. Then you have the energy to say hello! when it's needed! Unless you are affected by a smile and / or a hello! so be aware that there is at least one more at the moment..

Try to peek around the next corner and see what's the fun there!

Easy, Light and Smooth! #ELS

Sunday, 16 October 2016

A little coldness..

.. this going week but that will not stop me. Not after the experience I had the last 9 months! I run again even if it does not quite go as easy as it used to.
After travel to town for som shopping my wife took the car home and I ran.
So wonderful and it went so Easy, Light and Smooth #ELS
No words.. Just so beautiful!
 I have started to run fairly regularly now. More on weekends and sometimes double passes. Also, I do 5x25 push-ups, sit-ups and my back.

This is to get a better posture while running, and have the stamina to run a really long time without getting hurt in my back.

Slowly but surely I will increase the length of sessions and I run the hill once a week to train the heart and lungs a little more.
I do not care about how fast I run, but just how easy it is. I'm banging on a little longer each week and the aim is that it should go easy. Then, after some time, I can increase the speed, if I want.
Running again
I try to run where there are beautiful views so you can let your body work and brain get rest. I kind of fooling myself when having my runs. ;-)
Just beautiful!

I have no doubt about coming back to my usual runnings again! I have a goal of +100 miles again and I just know it will be done summer of 2017.

I don´t know exactly when but I know I will do it my way!

No money, no medal and no nothing!

Elton and me out for a walk in the fog one lunch this week.
The "light in the tunnel"? No, did not find no tunnel...
Perhaps the "road  to heaven" or maybe te "road of truth" :-)

A moose-scull! Almost look lik a crocodile ;-)
 Ok, as usual I´d like to tell You all to smile more and say Hello! to strangers You meet out there.
Take care and dare to LIVE!

Easy, Light and Smooth, #ELS

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Week 39, 2016 - Slowly but forward!

I have no great intentions to write in the blog every day yet. Suffice it so far with every Sunday I think. Later, however, it may well be a little more often.

It becomes a little more to write about instead which of course can be fun. In addition, I have time to digest what I have been through, how races gone and how it feels.

So let's start writing about the week 39th!

Outside the gym this Saturday.
 As said before I feel pretty alright again. I do not run my usual 60 km (37 miles) every week but I do run about 30 km though. I also do a lot of strength and stretching which makes my body feel good!

Every Saturday I try to run from a gym where I live. Sometimes we are a couple running together which is so fun. Kind of social-running for 1-1,5 hour.

The Bulls in Ede :-)
Usually I pass these bulls and they always look like they want to follow me on my run. I also see a lot of sheep and horses by the way.
To see things when out running gives me strength to just keep on running. I do not feel fatigue when the brain will be able to be fed with different types of impressions

Heritage Conservation.
An old pine which I´m passing by sometimes

The great pine!
This Sunday I did run some X-trail. I often run on asphalt and gravel roads and some forest roads. Well, sometimes i do run without any kind of tracks. It´s good for the ankles. It´s also very good for the muscles and your heart.

A broken fir could emblematize how I felt 8 month ago...
Now I´m on again friends!
An old scull from a moose. Sometimes one see different kind of things in the forrest.
Probably a meeting with a bear...

Normally there is water here but this time it was almost empty.
There use to be fishes like bass here. Implanted once.
From todays run up in the forrest. Almost no tracks at all here.
It´s a good thing knowing where to run ;-)
One of my favorite places when out running.
So beautiful!
The road to heaven...perhaps.
At least for me!
Today it really was har to run! It did not go Easy, Light and Smooth those 11,7 km I ran. I had to fight for every step and I tried not to walk. Even if it was a tough run I know some day it will go Easy, Light and Smooth again.

Never give up when it´s hard. Just struggle on until You feel good again.

Take care, never give up, smile and dare to say Hello! to other passengers on this planet!

Easy, Light and Smooth!
/Flexirun :-)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Eight months of a world that was completely upside down!

Hello friends out there!
What can I say? I´m back! I´m back running and writing again after eight horrible month of sickness.

Me at the hospital in January 2016 with kiddneystones and bloodinfection.
Well, I still could smile!
It all started with a dull ache in the peritoneum, about one and a half month before Christmas in 2015, which continued with a pain like a knife in my left side Friday, January 8, 2016 at nine o'clock in the evening.

It proved to be a renal stone stuck in the mouth of the urethra. Urine had a longer leaked directly into the bloodstream, causing a blood infection. 13 days in the emergency room and then 10 days' sick leave.
When I got home, I took a walk with my dog Elton. 400 meters and a heart rate of 160 beats! I was completely exhausted and had not really understood how bad the infection was.

My daughters would run Stockholm Marathon June 4, 2016, and Julia her first race. We were notified, and I think that was a big part of my recovery to have this goal. I would just stand on the start line but I had absolutely no pressure on me, which was quite important for me.

 Me running Stockholm Marathon With both my daughters. Julia for the first time together with her boyfriend Gustav. Ingrid did her 4th time in Stockholm.

Here we are at the Olympic Stadium from 1912 in Stockholm.
Everyone proud and smiling like the sunshine :-)
At the starting line Julia asked me if it was possible to run below 4h and 20 min. I said: Let´s try!

We did it in 4:19:38

What doctors, and most of all other, said: "Is it wise? Will You make it?". Well, with a good feeling of my body and a lot of wise exercise (25 runnings in May!) I just can say:

I did it! and It was worth it!

About eight months later I´m running again.
Life is GOOD!
Just after this picture was taken I saw a big moose that seemed to be a bit nervous.
The day after I saw why. A bear was around this area..
A view from the river Ljusnan.
Sometime there use to be bears around here trying to catch some fish ;-)
My lovely dog that has been with me on a lot of runs.
Another nice view from the mountains.
A perfect place for recreation.
My paradise up in the mountains where I do some of my runs..
Dare to live the life! Dare to smile! Dare to say Hi! to a stranger!

Easy, Light and Smooth! #ELS