Running in the Tropic

I’ve decided to dedicate 2020 to running. I think I’ve said it before as well, but this time I’m really going to go through with it. Or that’s the plan anyway! I was hoping to set my sights on my first olympic distance triathlon this year (hence the need to work on my running a little more as well, among other things), but because of the family’s race calendar it looks like we’re going to mostly skip triathlon races this summer. I hope I can fit a couple of sprints in there somewhere, but this year it looks like I’ll be working on my running, and crewing for the ultra runner in the family.

With that in mind, I already ran my first race this year! And in warm weather, too! I love winter, but I don’t really like running in temperatures too close to 0℃. That’s why I was very happy to take a week off work and make my way to Miami for the marathon weekend!

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Cycling in the Dolomites

For a couple of years now, I’ve been entering the draw for the Maratona dles Dolomites in Italy. There was just something about the Granfondo that had me hooked and I wanted in. I was lucky enough to be one of the 5,000 people selected to take part in the race (out of 32,400 people who had pre-registered for the draw). As happy I was to be selected, I was unable to take part in last year’s race. Luckily the organization let’s you withdraw and transfer the fee for the next year, and that’s what I did. And am I glad that I did. I had the most perfect active holiday last week!

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Winter Paradise in Iceland

I realized a couple of weeks ago that I never remembered to write about my second trip to Iceland that I did in January 2017! It was the second photography workshop I ever did, and it was also a trip organized by Erez Marom, as was the Land of Ice workshop I did in 2016.

So, even though it’s been an year, let’s see if I can remember something of the trip. If nothing else, you can see my favorite photos from the trip, haha!

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A Night to Remember

Summer vacation is here! Lazy days, warmth, training for yet another triathlon race, and… a sudden surprise trip to London to see Adele? What? O.o

Because of unforeseen and very unfortunate circumstances that had fallen a friend, I found myself holding two tickets to see one of Adele’s Wembley Stadium shows (!!!!). After a mad scramble for hotels, flights and yes, even the one friend to share the night with, I found myself leaving work on Wednesday, June 28, and making my way straight to the airport. London was calling!

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Race report: Vanajanlinna 2017

Time flies, and before I knew it, it was race day. My very first triathlon; I was a nervous wreck 😀 It’s always so much easier if you’re doing something for the first time with a friend, but there I was. About to do something nobody in the family has done before, and that apparently also includes the extended family.

750 meters never looked so long. Can you spot all 3 buoys?

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Wonderful world of swimming

I love swimming. It’s a fact that has surprised me during the last few months. It’s also one of the reasons I suddenly find myself focusing on only that, and why my cycling rides are not so frequent anymore. I’d rather jump into a pool than go for a ride – a problem I need to fix soon, as I haven’t really gone out on a proper ride in a long while, and my first sprint triathlon is fast approaching! 🙂

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Quick Rewind

Well. It’s been quite a long time since my last post. As you can probably guess, work got really busy. Overtime, late nights, angry phone calls from customers, stress. The whole deal. But you just gotta do what you can, and hope it gets easier after a while. Of course, after 6 months of applications after applications, seeing the end gets harder and harder while the pile of certificate applications only seems to rise higher and higher. Hopefully we will have a normal situation by March, haha! Just in time for spring rush.

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