storhogna sidåkning

Dagen har bjudit på härlig skidåkning i Storhogna och Klövsjö! Så fort jag satte på mig min blåa overall, pjäxor och mina goggles så kände jag verkligen att jag åkt alldeles för lite i år. Till nästa vinter måste det verkligen planeras in mer känner jag!

SKIDÅKNING OCH ALLT DÄRTILL

Konceptet skidåkning-afterski-stugmys är svårt att slå. Man får vara ute hela dagen, känna lite mjölksyra och andas in no limit av friskluft. En öl och en hamburgare kan inte smaka bättre än efter en förmiddag i backen. Men först, den obligatoriska ’varma chokladen och Snickers-pausen’, muuuums!

LITE BILDER FRÅN DAGEN

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familjen storhogna

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10 veckor kvar till maraton

Nu är det mindre än 10 veckor kvar till Marathon. Jag måste erkänna att jag blir lite pirrig i kroppen när jag tänker tillbaka på när jag stod vid starten förra året. Jag var omringad av taggade människor, Avicci-låtar dundrade på i högtalarna, och en gedigen hejarklack stod och hejade längs med banan. Trot eller ej, men jag fick faktiskt tårar i ögonen för känslan där och då var så mäktig!

LITE MER TANKE BAKOM VARJE TRÄNINGSVECKA FRÅN OCH MED NU

All träning fram tills nu har varit lite som uppvärmning inför den ”riktiga” träningen. Nu gäller det att lägga ner lite mer energi till att få ihop en bra mix av olika träningsaktiviteter varje vecka. Förra året sprang jag mest bara på, ibland lite kortare och ibland lite längre, och glömde helt bort core och styrka.

Ni måste ha med er att för några år sedan, då sprang jag inte alls. Klarade knappt 3 km utan att jag behövde stanna och vila. Så att springa långt är helt nytt för mig, men jag gillar det! Alla kan, så låt oss göra det här tillsammans! Vilka har jag med mig?! Jag kommer posta mitt träningsschema inför varje vecka, så låt oss tagga och inspirera varandra!

STORHOGNA ÖVER HELGEN

Igår efter jobbet åkte jag tillsammans med familjen upp till Storhogna, för en mysig fjällhelg. Så mysigt att komma bort från Stockholm för lite häng med familjen! Nu är det dags för afterski i stugan efter 2.5 mil på längd!

PS. Har fått många förfrågningar om att skriva på svenska, så därav det plötsliga bytet till svenska i det här inlägget 🙂

Kärlek från Mathy 🙂

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10 veckor kvar till maraton

10 veckor kvar till maraton

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I got a text message from Ebba at 2 am in the morning; I am on my way to an underground club now, but I hope that I am going to run like a leopard tomorrow. I called Ebba in the morning, and could hear on her voice that she was having a bad hangover. We laughed for a couple of minutes and decided to meet up for a run together with my brother anyway.

GREAT LONG RUN ON THIS SUNNY WAFFLE DAY

When meeting up, we agreed on a 20 km run, and that Ebba would do her best to keep up with us. However, I am amazed she managed to run at a pace of around 5.05-5.15 per/km. I asked Ebba during the run how it felt and she responded that the only thing that kept her going was the waffle brunch we were going to have afterwards. That is a just do it spirit!

The last part of the run we split up, since Gustaf lives a few km from Ebba and me. It was really tough, since I was so thirsty, but I managed to pull myself together and complete the workout. Waffles have never tasted so gooooooooood!

I hope you had a great waffle Sunday as well!

Love from me!

Mathy

SOME PHOTOS OF EBBA DURING AND AFTER OUR WORK OUT

Sunday run 20 km

Sunday run 20 km

Sunday run 20 km

 

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hangover

It was an awful morning when I experienced it for the first time. It made me wish that I could fast-forward my life for a few of hours. I said to Jacob, is this how it feels every time it happens to you?

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shin splints foam roller

It hurts to say that the pains in my shins are back again. With this, I have done some research and discussed with friends what to do next, except for resting of course which is the best course of action. This led me to buy a foam roller after work today. I have never used this tool before but I am happy to say, that after just a short exercise tonight, it already feels a little bit better. Thumps up! If you don’t know what a foam roller is, it is a massage-tool that improves your stretching exercises and releases muscle tensions. It is not only a support in curing shin splints, but could help you with back or neck pain, or most other parts of your body as well.

YOU AND ME FROM NOW ON

I will squeeze in a five-minute exercise with the foam roller each day from now on. And I hope that it can have a real and lasting impact!

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foam roller exercise

 

Bye for now!
Mathy

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intervals at the gym

Ebba and I met at the gym after work today. We were both a little bit tired after our long runs yesterday. But we convinced ourselves that if we just get started with the workout, we would feel much stronger!

It is quite cool that you can complete a work out of intervals in so many ways. Different lengths and recovery times bring different benefits. I have to admit that I sometimes feel it is hard to choose which one I will go for. However, last week my friend Andrea, who I work with at Espresso House, introduced me to a really nice combined workout. I told Ebba about it and she was inspired and suggested me to take the lead of today’s training.

A GREAT COMBINED INTERVAL TRAINING

We started to run five one-minute intervals with 30-second breaks in between the intervals. We had a low pace in the beginning at 14 km/hour, and then successively increased a little bit for each interval. Part two of the training was ten 30-second intervals with 30-second breaks in between. We had the same strategy here, successively increasing the pace. With this setup, we ran our last interval at 16.5 km/h.

Even though I was exhausted after the work out, we completed a few Kayla exercises, with focus on core and abs 😉

I really recommend this workout, give it a try! 🙂

Good night!

Mathy

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birthday party

This weekend has been the best! Yesterday afternoon my friends came over for some Italian buffet, bubbles and drinks! Afternoon parties are way under appreciated. It is a great time during the day to spend time with friends, and being a little bit miss chivies by drinking bubbles in the afternoon!

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My birthday

My birthday-weekend has started out really good! Yesterday, my team at work surprised me with a birthday celebration. It was not a regular celebration with some snacks and drinks. They had arranged a whole chips-buffet for me, since they know that chips are a passion of mine. How cool is that? And instead of wine, I got beer, which you all know is my favourite!

OAXEN KROG, AN OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE

Before having dinner with Jacob we met up with Ebba and a couple of Jacob’s friends at Hillenberg for a drink. From there, we went to Oaxen Krog, where I have never been before. It was an evening beyond my expectations! The service was outstanding. Jacob just dropped a breadcrumb and our waiter was there within 10 seconds to pick it up! The amazing thing was that the environment was not stiff at all, even though Oaxen Krog is one of three restaurants in Sweden with two stars in Guide Michelin. We had 20 courses, paired with wine from all over the world. We actually had a red wine that was one year older than me. Just thinking that the grapes were harvested in 1988. That is pretty cool! All in all, one of the best restaurant experiences in my entire life.

But today is my actual birthday. In an hour or so, I will have some friends over, so I will need to get off the computer soon to start preparing! I’ll keep you posted how my birthday-weekend continues.  🙂

Happy Birthday to me!

Mathy

 

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Most of you have seen a Walt Disney movie, or a really bad comedy, where one of the main characters shrinks and turn into a small animal like an ant or bee. When I picture this kind of movie in my head right now, it is the father or the kids that goes through this transformation. The underlying purpose of this traumatic event is for them to learn some kind of lesson. However, you know what I think? In real life, people that need to learn a lesson transform into fruit flies.

APPARENTLY ONE FRIEND IS A FRUIT FLY

Some time ago, I started to drink a smoothie for breakfast every morning. Jacob and I always try to make something new, a little morning experiment, mixing in new fruits, juices and spices every time. Our smoothies are the best, really! I am definitely going to share some recipes with you soon!

Anyway, one fruit that we commonly use in our smoothies is banana. And now and then when laying in the sofa, or reading a book in bed I see one single fruit fly in front of me. First thing that comes to mind, is that I realize that I have been too lazy and skipped my morning smoothie for a day or two. But this fruit fly just can’t get enough of me. Even though I flap my hands and scream out load (I don’t know what I am hoping to achieve by screaming). But it always comes back and back and seriously wants to sit on my nose, like that is some sort of helipad? How is that possible? Is it a friend of mine that has done something bad and now seeks my attention? Screaming: Mathy, it’s me! You need to help me!

To me it’s the only reasonable explanation…

Bye for now, hope I don’t turn into a fruit fly!

Mathy

 

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breakfast with friends

Do you know how I love to start a Tuesday morning? Breakfast with my friends. It is the best way to get an energy boost, so you have the strength to go through the rest of the week.

BREAKFAST AT RICHE

My awesome friends and I started this Tuesday morning with breakfast at Tiffany’s, oh I mean at Riche. It is quite the globetrotter gang; Toni is in Sweden for a couple of days before flying back to LA. Ampelie lives in Gothenburg but is in Stockholm for the day. And Cammi just got back home from a vacation in Mexico with her boyfriend. It is hard for anyone to find time to hang out with friends during weekdays but if you have friends like these it is almost in possible. Breakfast are however a great opportunity to get together and have some quality time with friends. Even if it is seems tough to get up an hour earlier I can really recommend it. 🙂

Ciao!

Mathy

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