Sunday, 27 November 2016

It goes up...

...and it goes down! But a couple of weeks ago it has been going quite well now and slowly my running has turned positive again.

Ok, It has been going better and better since I came home from the hospital end of January 2016. Small kidney-stones are nothing to play around with. All my friends around me, here in Sweden but also around the world, really has pepped me.
About 100 km done and 120 km to go.
Big Lake Run 2013.
Yes, physically I´m pretty alright now. When running I run very Easy, Light  and Smooth. It really goes well now but but there is one thing that saddens me a bit.
When I exert myself so changed my urine ... too dark (red). Already after 40 min type. Well, I´m not the kind of man who worries to much but still I do wonder why?! I´ll promise to check it out though!
Last week I speak to a doctor about the red urine. No problem! I was told. Just small and sharp stones on their way out. Nothing that hurts or gives me fever is a problem they say. So, just to keep on running then! :-)
On my own..
Well, have been a little sick for a week but much better now though. Took it easy this weekend and just did some walks with Elton and watched TV :-)

Skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing, social-running and WC in 100 km running was the offer this weekend and in many of these "happenings" it is time to decide if you achieved..
It has actually achieved something even if it is not the fastest and come first. What about the number of smiles and Hello! one can accumulate during a run. Does that count?

Would it be just to reach the finish when everything is not quite as it should in the body? All credit to all those who try and do their best using just their individual circumstances of the moment.
No, I do not belittle the fastest in any way. On the contrary! Often, they are just fantastic people and inspires me, and surely many others, very much.

It's just that the wheel of life has started to spin so fast that the time for reflection and admiration of the "small" will completely overshadowed. Too bad, I think...

Dig in, take and hold! Fight on the right way to fulfill your dreams. They are waiting for you! Just like mine!

Happy first Advent!
Never forget to smile and dare to say Hello! to strangers out there!

Always go Easy, Light and Smooth.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Autumn break...

...for me and my pupils now. Much needed for all. Students as teachers.
From one of my runs.
A beautiful place where I can load both muscles and thoughts.

I just packed clothes, workout clothes and ski equipment to be used together with asylum seeker refugees in Vålådalen located in the mountains. Swedish cross-country team usually train there sometimes :-)

Will be funny as hell because some possibly never seen snow, let alone skied some time. Many laughter there will be!

The running and strength training are moving forward and I just declared that I probably should run a nice race organized by my löparklubb (VLDK) in Strömsund together with my friends.
Elton up in the mountains :-)
Last Thursday, I was at Vålådalen, up in the mountains, and helped "Hej främling" (please open link) of allowing refugees to try cross-contry skiing (click link).

It´s so great to see how nature can be a tool help those who have it harder than others to smile, laugh and grow as people
Emma and Pippi.
Emma is a girl with a great heart and also founder of Hej främling.
Refreshments by the fire after skiing.
I'm not a guitarist but I like the music. Playing is a bit like yoga for me and now so are all things on the Internet, which makes it a little easier to learn the chords that belong to a particular song. I listen to almost all music, but reggae and blues is perhaps the one I listen the most to.
Sometimes I play the guitars.
Only guitars left when my son moved to Uppsala for studies ;-)
It is so unbelievably wonderful to be able to run again. Not as before ... yet. But just to be able to plan for future projects is unbelievable.
Seize the day and live every moment! Smiling and dare to say hello! to a stranger. Fall asleep HAPPY!

Run Easy, Light and Smooth!