I må undskylde den pinlige stilhed, der har været på bloggen det seneste stykke tid. Jeg har haft uendelig travlt de seneste par måneder, hvilket betyder, at jeg har haft seriøs mangel på overskud. Det var virkelig hårdt at komme tilbage til 2.g efter juleferien – vi har simpelthen haft så mange timer og afleveringer. Desuden er jeg netop fyldt 18 år! Jeg er altså i fuld gang med kørekort – og så har jeg været optaget af at arrangere fest for både familie og venner. Samtidig har jeg et fritidsjob og et socialt liv, der skal passes – og så min sunde livstil selvfølgelig J De ben træner jo ikke sig selv vel? Haha.
Nå.. Det var egentlig ikke meningen, at det skulle blive et selvmedlidenheds-indlæg. Jeg ville blot informere jer om, at jeg (fra i dag!) vender stærkt tilbage! Jeg har massere af nye sunde opskrifter og træningstips klar til jer.
Håber inderligt at I vil følge med!
1000 knus herfra ❤
// Hey Guys! I am really sorry about the embarrassing quietness that has been overtaking the blog lately. I have been really busy with school and arranging a party for my 18th birthday J It looks like I am finally beginning to have some more free time, and I promise you that I will come back stronger than ever! My computer is filled with lots of new delicious recipes and workout tips! I deeply hope that you will continue to read along!
Hugs and kisses ❤ //
Wuuuuhuuuu! I am officially the HAPPIEST girl in the world! Can you guess why??? Yes, I did it! I ran my very first half marathon, my first 21.097 km! After 4 months of training – we have been running in snow, minus degrees, rain, wind, after long school/work days and sometimes very late at night. Oh man! It was the biggest succes when I crossed that finish line, I almost cried of relief.
The day started at 7.30pm with a big bowl of oatmeal and a LOT of water. I knew it was gonna be a warm day so I made sure to drink enough! At 9am I got on the train with my friend. We sure weren’t the only runners in that train! It was filled with hopeful and enthusiastic runners, who were just as exited as I was. An hour later we reached the start area, which was filled with people. My friend and I found a spot to sit down, shared a banana and drank some energy drink. The sun was shining from a clear sky and everything was perfect. I wore my favorite clothes, my ankle was bound tightly (see why in earlier posts) and my running shoes were tied.
At 11 o’clock we were all ready to go! I remember standing there between the 7500 other runners. The music was playing in my ears, my hands were shaking of excitement and I felt AMAZING!
I ran the first two kilometers a bit quicker than expected, but I had to get out of a huge group of people. After that I slowed down and found a perfect pace, which I kept almost the entire run. I must say though.. I ran into a physical barrier at the 15 km sign. Uhh it was hard! The sweat was dripping from my fore head because of the heat and my legs felt tired. Luckily it only lasted about 3-4 kilometers – I just ran right through it! Instead of focusing on the negatives I tried to imagine how it would feel to cross the finish line. THAT really helped!
1 hour and 53 minutes and it was over. I had crossed the line and it felt SO MUCH BETTER than I had ever imagined. It was unbelievable! My dream (which I had worked so hard for) had come true. Yeah, I guess it is a feeling I cant describe.
Today I’m am very very sore.. everything hurts – my quards, my back, my hips, even my shoulders and arms! Haha! Better sore than sorry right? 😀
Some of you probably know that my half marathon is this Sunday? Yes, only two days to go! Initially my goal was to finish in less than 2 hours, but that might not be possible. Two and a half weeks ago I twisted my ankle – it immediately turned blue and the pain was awful. After the accident I didn’t think I would get ready in time. The doctor told me that some ligaments had been ripped and they had to heal before I could run again. Oh man… I cried for hours. I’ve worked so hard for this! I’ve been running three times a week for four months – in snow and in ran – pushing myself to the limit every singe time.
However, yesterday I talked to another doctor (my mom works at the hospital and one of her colleges offered to look at my ankle). He didn’t think my ankle looked too bad, and he suggested that I tried. Of course he made me promise that I will stop the second I feel pain – and he even told my parents to bring ice in the car. He wasn’t optimistic about me actually crossing the finish line, but I guess that’s okay. I mean, at least I get to try! GOD, that was such good news! Yeaah, so I’ll spend the next to days praying that everything will be fine.
Just I pic of my babies (aka. my running shoes) – Adidas supernova glide 5 women
As some of you might know I am training to run a half marathon in the end of May. I have NEVER NEVER NEVER before in my life liked to do cardio, especially not running. But in the summer 2013 some of my friends and I decided that we wanted to implement the 21,1 kilometers. We made a plan and decided that we would start the training in the beginning of 2014. But! The friends I’m running with are all boys and they are always in much better shape (so unfair right?) so I decided to start out a little sooner. I started in November running only one time pr. week. I have been playing soccer for many years (notice that I stopped about a half year ago) but other than that I have only been doing cardio on the cross machine at the gym. My body had to get used to the new type of exercise – in the beginning I could only run 5 km before my muscles would start hurting. Oh and the day after I would be so sore!
But as the time went by I started feeling more and more comfortable while running. I started to feel happy and flowing – suddenly I couldn’t wait for my weekly run. I didn’t take long before I could run 2 times a week. I also started to increase the length of my routes – first 6 km, then 7 km, then 8…
Now January is about to end and I am in my best running shape ever. I run with my friends 3 times a week and I can (almost) easily follow their pace. Even though the snow is falling and it’s zero degrees outside I am still looking forward to my run. The longest I’ve been running is 12 km, and I am 100% sure I will be ready for that half marathon.
If anybody out there want to start running I have a few advises:
– Buy some proper running shoes! Really!
– Push your self HARD! But when you start to feel unnatural pain STOP! Injuries are not fun.
– Make a plan – write down WHEN and how LONG you are going to run. Then follow it!
– Make a playlist! A good motivating one.
– Run beautiful places. By the water or at the forest
Really hope you can use it. You might not feel like a runner right now, but maybe in three months you will. Think about it. Three months. (That was all it took for me)