Birthday girl & Marathoner!

These past few days has been such a huge deal for me! I’m proud to say that on Sunday I finally became a marathoner. The Florence/Firenze Marathon was amazing, and I say this with my hand on my heart – it was the most amazing experience of my life. I will write a race recap very soon, I’m just waiting for the pictures from the race. Yesterday, December 1st, I turned 22. I spent 95% of my birthday at various airports and planes. The Lufthansa pilots went on strike so we had to travel with AirBerlin, Air Dolomiti, and SAS instead. Okay, I feel like I have to write a little something about that day haha!

We woke up between 4:30 and 5:00 in the morning (we went to bed really early, guess the marathon wore us out haha). Did some packing and laughed at how stupid we looked when we walked around with our sore legs. Around 7 I was craving some birthday gelato. We went out to search for somewhere we could get it – no luck though, everything was closed. So we went back to the hotel and finished packing. We checked out from our hotel at 9 AM and took a taxi to the airport. We were really early, but we figured it’s better to be early than having to stress. Good thing we came early! The pilots of Lufhansa had gone on a strike and our flight was cancelled. The lady behind the luggage check-in desk was really nice and helpful though, so she got us a new flight. No problem. This ment we now had to fly from Florence to Munich with Air Dolomiti, then Munich to Düsseldorf with AirBerlin, then Düsseldorf to Oslo with SAS. Great, we wouldn’t be in Norway before 21:00 (9 PM), which means we wouldn’t be home before somewhere between 22-23:00 (10-11 PM). But at least we’d get home haha. After we had delivered our bags and gotten through security, we sat down to eat something. The flight from Florence to Munich was okay, it didn’t take more than an hour. Confusion started when we got to the Munich airport and had to get from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 – the “ask me for help” lady who was supposed to help everyone affected by the stupid strike didn’t have any information on AirBerlin so she just told us to go out and wait for the bus that would take us to Terminal 1. Okay. A round little guy came running and told us to just wait, apperantly he was our bus driver. He couldn’t get his bus to start.. While waithing for the bus to get fixed, some other Norwegians came and we just decided then and there that we would just follow them around because they probably knew more than us haha! Finally the bus was fixed and we were on our way to Terminal 1. He dropped us off and we started the long walk to A11. Lots of boring things later, we sat down to eat while waiting for our next plane. Then we were on our way to Düsseldorf. It was only a 45 minute (or something like that) long flight, but it felt like it took a day or two.. This pervy old French guy sat infront of me and he kept staring at me the whole flight, it was disgusting! Seriously, he leaned his seat back and got the perfect creeper view. You can’t imagine how happy I was when we got off that plane haha! Düsseldorf was boring, by now I was so sick and tired of airports. Finally we were on our way to Oslo, a 2 hour long flight. When we landed we picked up a couple things at the Dutyfree, the lady at the register asked for my boarding pass and ID. “TODAY is your birthday?”, “Yes”, “Eeeyy, CONGRATS!” – haha you have no idea how happy that made me. We got our luggage and were finally almost home. My dad picked us up at the train station and it was really nice to see him, then we got home and I hugged Alaska (my cat) which was also really nice, re-packed and my dad drove me to my boyfriend’s place. So nice to see him again aswell, he congratulated me on the marathon and my birthday and gave presents (yay! Haha). Happy birthday to me!
firenze marathon
The recap will hopefully come soon, I keep checking the marathon photo page ever 5 minutes haha.

What did you do this weekend?

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14 Thoughts on “Birthday girl & Marathoner!

  1. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! I was so excited when I saw you tweeting and knew you had accomplished your bday goal!

    Did you ever get your gelato? Such a bummer that everywhere was closed! You deserved several big scoops 🙂 Sorry you had to deal with such a perv on the plan instead. People can be so obnoxious and rude! I guess he couldn’t help himself though since he was so close to such an awesome person who just RAN A MARATHON!!! I’d stare a little bit too! 😉

    Hope your rest and recovery is going well and that your boyfriend is taking good care of you!

    • THANK YOU <3
      Noo, I felt too sick after the marathon (I'm not great at eating after I run haha) and then we had dinner and I was too full 🙁 Really wish I had gotten one anyway though.. Still regret it :'( And like I said, the day after everything was closed.. Sad. Hahaha 😀

  2. So AWESOME. Huge CONGRATS on finishing and I can’t wait to read the recap. Oh happy birthday as well 🙂

  3. Cheryl on December 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm said:

    HAPPY bIRTHDAY, MARATHONER!!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THE RECAP! I am glad you made it home! Enjoy some rest 🙂

  4. Happy birthday – what a super way to celebrate (the marathon, not the travel)!!!
    Looking forward to hearing all about your race.
    Way to go!!!

  5. Happy birthday and congrats on the race! Can’t wait to hear about it!

  6. Happy Birthday and congratulations on running your FIRST marathon. I can’t wait to hear all about it!!! You are leaving us all on the edge of our seats!!!

  7. Look at your awesome medal! Congrats!!! and belated Happy Birthday, what a way to pend the day, but it was worth it, right 🙂

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