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My mom’s first triathlon!

On Saturday I went to a place in Oslo called Sognsvann with my mom, my aunt and my mom’s friend. And we didn’t go there for no reason, oh no. We went there for my mom’s first ever triathlon! She has been training for it for a while now and the day was finally here. It was a Sprint distance triathlon, which means: 750 m swimming, 23 km cycling, 5 km running. We came early so she didn’t have to get too stressed out before the race, and so that we could watch some of the Olympic distance participants and cheer them up at the running part. It was pretty cool to have seen a triathlon, feel the energy, be surrounded by all these strong and sporty people. But the best thing to me was obviously to finally get to see my mom participate in a triathlon! I filmed a little here and there so I could make a little video of it, please take a look:


(ignore the time & date stamp in the right corner of the video, I forgot to set the right time & date in the camera)

Her official time was 1:37:59. I am extremely proud of her! October 2nd she’ll be doing her first Olympic distance triathlon in France and I am so excited to see how well she does in that one aswell.

Do you have a sporty mom, or ARE you maybe a sporty mom?
Have you ever participated in a triathlon?

Marie Alessandra

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The first week of August

..has been exactly what I needed!
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I still haven’t made a workout plan for the month that I want to follow, I’ve only made a little plan in my head. It’s hard to make a day-to-day workout plan to follow when you live somewhere with weather this unpredictable. I mean, this week the weather report has been so off it has gotten to the point where it’s pissing people off. I’m not saying we’ve only had bad weather, not at all! Most days has started out really nice and sunny then in the afternoon it gets grey and rainy.
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Good thing a little unstable weather can’t stop me from having a great run-week! My main thing this week was to get back into a good running routine and hopefully feel like my shape is starting to get back to where it’s supposed to be. All the runs were pretty similar. The old railroad path to the end and back. Every now and then I changed it up a little, added some hill training, but I always did the same old railroad path. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday/today. I wasn’t supposed to take a rest day on Saturday, but the weather was insane in the morning and I had plans the rest of that day.. Five out of seven days isn’t bad though! My shape is starting to get back to what I want aswell. The difference from Monday to today at the same distance is approximately 10 minutes! Which is awesome! I don’t think I could have dreamt of better progress this first week. Hopefully I’ll keep up this when I drag my KMs to double digits again.
August runs
I won’t be making a day-to-day plan to follow this week either, but I will be making a little week plan with daily do’s and week goals that I’ll be posting tomorrow.

Have you had a good weekend?
Do you have any fitness goals for August?

Marie Alessandra

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It’s been a minute.

A New York minute.
New York, Statue of Liberty
New York, Yankee Stadium
Washington DC
Washington DC, I have a dream
I’ve had such a wonderful vacation! My dad and I went to my all time favorite place on this planet, New York. We stayed at the same hotel as we always do because why change something that is perfect, right? I went to my first ever baseball game. New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants. And even though I didn’t really understand the sport that much it was still fun to have seen. Another thing that was a first timer for me this year was going to Washington DC. This vacation has been perfect. The warm warm weather, all the Central Park lunches, Subway fun, all the walking, all the things we’ve done a thousand times before, all the things we did for the first time this year, everything! I love New York so much.

I figured a quick little recap of my vacation would be the perfect first blog post of my new routine of getting more into blogging (like I’ve mentioned earlier – 3 times a week). I’m back from vacation now, feeling extremely motivated and I’m ready to get back into the best shape of my life!

Did you visit any fun places this summer?
Marie Alessandra

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