Walks, Getting lost on a run & Summer stuff.

I can’t stop talking about how excited I am for San Francisco. The countdown is coming to an end, we’re only 6 days away now. What I talked about earlier, how I have to eat healthy and stay active to be happy.. It’s been going great. I feel a lot happier again, and I can proudly say I fit into my shorts again. Haha, I was just bloated and full of water so it’s not like I’ve lost a bunch of fat in a week or something, but I feel so much better now. And to me that’s the most important thing. These last couple of days has been great!
summer salads
Thursday was a nice day. Extremely warm, but that was just a plus. I started the day with a nice little walk with my boyfriend. We were originally going to just sit at the swings at this school close to his appartment, but when we got there we saw that there were construction work going on and all the swings etc. were gone for right now. Oh well, we didn’t mind too much and just decided to walk around instead. It was nice. He isn’t the most active person so it’s always fun when he does stuff like that with me, haha. Later the same day I drove over to my friend Amy for a short visit. We went for a short walk too, and when we got back to her house we made smoothies and salads.
Mari and Kira
After work on Friday I had originally planned to go for a run, but right when I was about to get ready for my run I got a text from my friend Mari asking me if I wanted to go for a walk with her. Yes! I was so tired after work, so a walk suited me a lot better than a run anyway. She came over with her dog Kira, and we started walking. The old rail road, up in the woods, to the lake, down back another way to the old rail road, then back home. Kira was so happy when we got to the lake and was quick to jump into the water, haha! I would too if I was a dog in this weather. Heck, dog or not, I would probably have jumped in too if I had brought a bikini! Later the same evening I got her to join me on a “steal some strawberries” mission, haha! We live very close to a bunch of strawberry fields, no one really cares if we take a few (or a box and a bucket, ssh!).
View on our run
Saturday, July 4th. Happy 4th of July to all Americans, and happy birthday to Queen Sonja (the Norwegian Queen)! My dad and I had a trail run planned again. We didn’t really have the best of luck on this run though..
First we drove to Austad and parked, then my dad realized he had forgotten his phone at home so we drove back to get it. 2nd try, we were ready. Shortly after we started running I was exhausted and my breathing was not going great. We got to the top of this long hill, and my stomach was not happy. I felt like I was either going to throw up or crap my pants, maybe both, who knows.. Not fun. We just had to wait it out. After a while my stomach finally stopped rebelling and we could finally keep going. We were now supposed to do a short 4 km lap then go down the hill again, but that is not what happened. I’m not sure where we got lost, but boy did we get lost! After a long time we got out of the woods and saw some houses. We were in Skoger! I know that doesn’t mean anything to people who don’t live here, but let’s just say; it’s far from where we were supposed to be, haha! At least now we knew which direction we had to take back. So we followed the road for a bit before we went back on a path into the woods. Still didn’t have much clue as to where we were compared to where we were supposed to be, or how far away we were. The GPS didn’t let us see the map either. So annoying. In the end we finally found a sign leading us in the right direction. 2 hours and 12 minutes later we were back to where we started. It was more of a walk-hike-run than anything, but it was still nice. What was supposed to be a 8 km run turned into a 14.1 km survival game, HAHA! At least we had great weather and a good workout.
Smoothies and drawing
This week I’ve been falling back in love with smoothies and drawing. Smoothies are so great in the summer. I very often find myself having trouble finding something good to eat when it’s warm, so a cold smoothie full of my favorite fruits is just what I need for those days! My smoothies are probably a bit boring though considering I’m not the biggest fan of fruits (I prefer vegetables). But hey, if it’s not broken why fix it? I’ve also started drawing a little again. I always draw, but I’m back to doing my realistic work (I know the picture doesn’t look very realistic, haha, but that’s just how it looks in the start phase! If I ever finish the drawing I’ll show you a photo of the end result). Drawing is probably my favorite thing next to running. I know I’m good at it and no one can take that away from me (unless you’re some sick freak who likes to shop people’s hands off). I love it!

Walks with my friends and my boyfriend, run with my dad, stealing strawberries, a bunch of smoothies, drawing, perfect weather. This is what a good summer week is all about, isn’t it? At least to me.

Did you do anything fun this weekend?
What are some of the things that make you happy in the summer?

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6 Thoughts on “Walks, Getting lost on a run & Summer stuff.

  1. Well at least you weren’t alone when you got lost in the woods..goodness. I have done that before, it’s bad every thing starts to look the same. At least you did get a really good work out in.
    I walked this morning, I planned to run but my body wouldn’t cooperate. Sometimes it just isn’t your day lol
    Walk with friends are always better, it’s nice to be able to chat and relax 🙂 You must get the BF moving lol
    I have not made any smoothies this month, very lazy!! I love them but don’t want to clean.
    Have you started packing yet?!

    • I know, right? If I was by myself I’d freak out. I’m not well known in those woods either.
      At least you did SOMETHING, right? ;D
      I love walking with friends 🙂 HAha I try, I try 😀
      Sorry this reply is so late! Yes, I had started packing! :3 And now I’m HERE 😀

  2. Getting lost is what trail running is all about, then finding your way back is very gratifying. I’m here in the states so we had done 4th of July stuff to do, very fun.

  3. Your run will be here in no time.

    Btw I nominated you for one of the fellow blogger awards called Versatile Blogger Award. Come on over and get your questions when you have time.

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